RNCM President is voice of BBC World Cup trailer

14 June 2018

Did you know that our President, Sir John Tomlinson, is the voice of the BBC’s official World Cup trailer? The famous bass, who studied with us in the 1970s before becoming President last year, was invited to take part in the video, entitled The Tapestry, while performing in a Shostakovich opera at Covent Garden. ‘I […]

Read More

Jess Gillam wins Classic BRIT Award

14 June 2018

Huge congratulations to saxophonist Jess Gillam, winner of the inaugural Sound of Classical Poll at the Classic BRIT Awards. Aimed to promote the best emerging artists and ones-to-watch in classical music, the Sound of Classical Poll was a new initiative for the Classic BRITS and included a shortlist of five singers and musicians aged between […]

Read More

Keyboard deputy steps down with a smile

13 June 2018

Staff and students gathered to wish Helen Krizos all the best as she stands down from the role as Deputy Head of School of Keyboard Studies this summer. Referring to his love of statistics, Graham Scott, Head of School, offered some quirky (and rough) facts about Helen’s 14 years in post, including answering over 311,000 […]

Read More

New Tutors for the School of Wind, Brass and Percussion

12 June 2018

The RNCM has announced a new list of Tutors for the School of Wind, Brass and Percussion, commencing in September. Gill Callow (cor anglais), Jenny Galloway (oboe), Roberto Giaccaglia (bassoon), Susan Milan (flute) and Helen Vollam (trombone), will join the department in the new academic year, while Stefano Canuti and Stéphane Rancourt have accepted the […]

Read More

Vocal alumni recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

11 June 2018

Congratulations to RNCM alumni Simon Keenlyside and Alice Coote who have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to music. Baritone Simon, who graduated in 1987, has been awarded a knighthood, while 1992 mezzo-soprano Alice has received an OBE. Last summer, Simon was awarded the title of Austrian Kammersänger at the Vienna State […]

Read More

Stephen Hough awarded RPS Honorary Membership

5 June 2018

Congratulations to Stephen Hough, one of our International Chairs in Piano, who has been awarded Honorary Membership of the Royal Philharmonic Society. Stephen, who graduated from the RNCM in 1980, is the 141st person to receive Honorary Membership since Carl Maria von Weber in 1829. He was presented with the award at the Royal Liverpool […]

Read More

China tour for RNCM Percussion Ensemble

4 June 2018

The RNCM Percussion Ensemble embarks on its first tour of China next month, with concerts in Beijing, Tianjin and Wuhan, and a special showcase performance at the China National Youth Competition Festival in Shanghai. Directed by Le Yu (Leo), our International Tutor in Marimba, and comprising Lizzie Brightwell-Gibbons, Leonardo Caleffi, Darren Gallacher, Aidan Marsden, Andre […]

Read More

Ashley Wass is Deputy Head of Keyboard Studies

1 June 2018

We’re delighted to announce that Ashley Wass has been appointed to the post of Deputy Head of School of Keyboard Studies, commencing September. Following competitive successes in the London and Leeds International Piano Competitions, Ashley embarked on a successful international career as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. As a former BBC New Generation Artist, […]

Read More

Jonian-Ilias Kadesha is YCAT artist

31 May 2018

Categories: School of Strings

Congratulations to violinist Jonian-Ilias Kadesha, one of three artists to have been selected for representation by YCAT. A member of Trio Gaspard, our Junior Fellows in Chamber Music, Jonian studied in Cremona, Würzburg and the Hochschule fur Musik Hans Eisler in Berlin with Salvatore Accardo, Grigori Zhislin and Ulf Wallin. He is currently completing a […]

Read More

RNCM shortlisted for Global Teaching Excellence Award

11 May 2018

The RNCM is one of 17 institutions from six countries shortlisted for a Global Teaching Excellence Award. Presented by Advance HE in association with Times Higher Education, the GTEAs recognise and celebrate institution-wide commitment to the pursuit of teaching excellence. They are open to all providers of higher education across the world, with 2018 attracting interest […]

Read More