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Alumna chosen for RSNO Composer Hub programme

20 October 2017

Categories: Alumni

Alumna Anna Appleby is one of five composers selected for the Royal Scottish National Orchestra’s 2017/18 Composer Hub programme. Anna, who graduated in 2016, will now spend the 2017/18 season with the RSNO, gaining the opportunity to write for the orchestra in a range of different contexts, develop skills and creative relationships, and acquire an […]

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Lord Mayor of Manchester launches new research centre PRiSM at the RNCM

20 October 2017

Manchester’s Lord Mayor Eddy Newman opened the new RNCM research centre for Practice & Research in Science & Music (PRiSM) on 4 October. Bringing together researchers and practitioners in composition, performance, music perception, mathematics, big data and other disciplines, PRiSM fosters and promotes research through creative collaborations between the sciences and music. Founding members are […]

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Jess signed for worldwide general management

19 October 2017

Congratulations to undergraduate saxophonist Jess Gillam, signed by HarrisonParrot and Polyarts for worldwide general management. The second year undergraduate, who made her Proms début this summer, is the first artist to be jointly represented by the two companies. Writing on Twitter, she said: ‘I could not be more excited about this. I am so pleased to […]

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Riti Walia receives first Popular Music scholarship

18 October 2017

First year Indian student Riti Walia has been awarded the RNCM’s first Popular Music scholarship, sponsored by The Holroyd Foundation. Covering tuition fees for the full four-year undergraduate course, the scholarship enabled Riti to accept her place on the Popular Music programme, and will allow her to travel to and from India during the holiday […]

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Student composer wins RLPO competition

13 October 2017

Congratulations to Grace-Evangeline Mason, winner of the RLPO’s Christopher Brooks Composition Competition. The fourth year undergraduate is the second RNCM composer to receive the accolade, following in the footsteps of 2014 alumna Bethan Morgan-Williams. It adds to a fantastic year of achievements for the 23-year-old, who made her BBC Proms début this summer in addition […]

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RNCM Opera presents Massenet’s Cinderella

13 October 2017

We bring a little festive magic to the College this December when RNCM Opera presents Jules Massenet’s enchanted Cinderella (Cendrillon). Directed by Olivia Fuchs, whose credits include the Royal Opera House, ENO and Opera North, and conducted by Martin André, who teamed up with Fuchs in 2013 for critically-acclaimed productions of Hansel und Gretel and […]

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McDonough is Eccles Borough Band’s Principal Euphonium

11 October 2017

Congratulations to third year undergraduate Peter McDonough on his appointment as Principal Euphonium with the Eccles Borough Band. Having started out in the Cardiff County youth bands, Peter began senior banding at the age of 14, joining the Tongwynlais Band in 2012. He is also Principal Euphonium of the National Youth Band and Wind Orchestra […]

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Kieron-Connor signed by Harlequin

10 October 2017

Congratulations to undergraduate countertenor Kieron-Connor Valentine who has been signed by Harlequin Agency Limited. Established in 1986 by Doreen O’Neill, with a remit to nurture young talent in Wales, Harlequin Agency now has a global reputation for its personal management of artists by its team of dedicated staff. It has a growing roster of singers […]

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Alexandra Dariescu to première The Nutcracker and I

3 October 2017

Categories: Alumni

Alumna Alexandra Dariescu will première her new work, The Nutcracker and I, at Barbican’s Milton Court Concert Hall on 19 December. Directed by Nick Hillel, the 50-minute live performance tells the inspiring story of Alexandra, as Clara, charting her transformation from small girl to concert pianist. On stage will feature a grand piano, played by […]

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Students to open Neighbourhood Festival with Blossoms

26 September 2017

Our students have been given the fantastic opportunity of performing with Blossoms at this year’s Neighbourhood Festival Indie band Blossoms will perform a very special acoustic set accompanied by composer Joe Duddell and an RNCM Ensemble, comprised of string quartet, harp, french horn, bass clarinet and vibraphone.  The 45 minute set will be part of an exclusive opening […]

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RNCM singers join Edvard Grieg Kor

22 September 2017

Categories: Alumni

Alumnus James Berry and postgraduates Chris Littlewood and Ingvild Schultze Florey have been invited to sing with the Edvard Grieg Kor next month in its performance of Mozart’s Requiem. The RNCM has a partnership the Edvard Grieg Kor, a professional chamber choir based in Bergen. The choir offers work to students who are invited to […]

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Katie Lowe wins Elizabeth Connell Prize

18 September 2017

Categories: Alumni

Congratulations to 2016 alumna Katie Lowe, winner of the Elizabeth Connell Prize for Aspiring Dramatic Sopranos. Established in memory of the late South African dramatic soprano Elizabeth Connell, the competition is open to professional and non-professional sopranos of all nationalities between the ages of 25 and 34. Katie, who was recently signed to IMG Artists […]

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