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Emily Howard Receives Grant from PRSF Composers’ Fund

20 July 2017

Categories: Alumni

Congratulations to Dr Emily Howard, one of 10 composers to receive a grant from the PRS Foundation Composers’ Fund. The RNCM alumna and Senior Lecturer in Composition has received the funding for a new chamber opera, To See The Invisible, she is writing in collaboration with writer Selma Dimitrijevic and director Dan Ayling. She said: […]

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RNCM Students Join New Order for MIF Special

18 July 2017

Categories: Alumni

It’s rave reviews all round for the RNCM students who performed with New Order at this year’s Manchester International Festival. Providing a fantastic synthesiser orchestra conducted by composer/arranger Joe Duddell, Aaron Breeze, George Burrage, James Davis, Ruairi Leonard, Ellen Lewis, Emily Owen, Andrew Jones, Gareth Jones, Anna Disley-Simpson, Charlie Sinclair, Carmel Smickersgill, Ollie Walton and […]

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Kang Wang Wins Second Prize at International Competiton

14 July 2017

Categories: Alumni

Congratulations to alumnus Kang Wang on winning Second Prize at the International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition. Fresh from representing Australia in this year’s BBC Cardiff Singer of the World, Kang was one of 1125 applicants worldwide to enter the prestigious competition, 15 of which made it through to the final earlier this month. One […]

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Jan Wierzba is Assistant Conductor of Netherlands Philharmonic

12 July 2017

Categories: Alumni

Alumnus Jan Wierzba has been appointed Assistant Conductor of the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra. The 2015 graduate was one of 300 conductors to apply for the position, eight of which were chosen to audition with the orchestra before a final three were selected to attend an interview. The Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra and its partner the Netherlands […]

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TEDxRNCM: Thursday 6 July

29 June 2017

Categories: Alumni

The inaugural TEDxRNCM takes place on Thursday 6 July focusing on the theme of The Big Wide World: Steps into the Unknown. Hosted by RNCM SU President Hayley Parkes, speakers from a variety of sectors will come together to share their steps into the unknown, whether that’s going against the grain of traditions, speaking out bravely […]

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RNCM Popular Music Musicians Play Wembley and Glastonbury

28 June 2017

Categories: Alumni

Last weekend saw RNCM popular music students and alumni performing at two of the world’s most iconic venues. Ollie Harding (drums, pictured), Harry Gumery (bass) and Charles MacDonald (guitar), who all graduated in 2015, played Wembley Stadium with country duo The Shires on Saturday 24 June, before Charles headed over to Glastonbury on Sunday with fourth […]

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RNCM, ABRSM and RSM Launch New Website

28 June 2017

Categories: Alumni

The RNCM, together with the ABRSM and Royal Schools of Music, has launched a new website to promote the UK as a leading destination for music education. The Royal Schools of Music, which includes the RNCM alongside the Royal Academy of Music, Royal College of Music and Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, are renowned for attracting talented […]

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RNCM Announces 2017 Honorands

27 June 2017

Categories: Alumni

Actress and singer Dame Patricia Routledge is amongst the Royal Northern College of Music’s 2017 Honorands, alongside pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, violinist Henning Kraggerud, and conductor Vasily Petrenko. The popular star of stage and screen will be awarded Honorary Membership of the RNCM (HonRNCM) during the College’s Congregation of Awards in December, while Jean Efflam-Bavouzet, Henning […]

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RNCM Students Compose for British Library Exhibition

27 June 2017

RNCM composers Ollie Lambert, Max Burstyn, William Hearne and Anna Disley-Simpson have written new works for The British Library’s Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, Myths exhibition. Working closely with the collection and Performing the Jewish Archive, the new works – each inspired by the objects on display – have been created specifically for the exhibition and […]

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Staff and Students Gather to Wish John a Happy Retirement

26 June 2017

Categories: Alumni

RNCM staff and students got together today to wish Professor John Miller all the best as he retires from his role as Head of the School of Wind, Brass and Percussion. John joined the RNCM in 1998 as Director of Brass, before taking up the position of Deputy Head and then Head of the School […]

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RNCM Receives Gold in Teaching Excellence Framework Results

21 June 2017

Categories: Alumni

The RNCM has been acknowledged as ‘Outstanding’, achieving the highest available Gold ranking in today’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) announcement. The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) has announced the outcomes of the newly established Teaching Excellence Framework (REF), ranking the RNCM as the UK’s joint leading music college for Teaching. Professor Linda Merrick, […]

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RNCM 2017 Gold Medal Winners

18 June 2017

Categories: Alumni

The RNCM held its Gold Medal Competition on Saturday 17 June featuring 10 of the College’s finest performers and four of its leading young composers, who wrote new works for piano trio. Adjudicated by Nigel Clarke (composer), Cathy Graham (Music Director, British Council), Professor Linda Merrick (RNCM Principal), and Sam Rigby (Creative Director, Schott Music Publishers), […]

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