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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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Trio Gaspard Appointed RNCM Junior Fellows in Chamber Music

14 June 2017

Categories: Alumni

The RNCM is pleased to announce that Trio Gaspard has been awarded the position of Junior Fellows in Chamber Music for the 2017/18 academic year. Comprising violinist Jonian Ilias Kadesha, cellist Vashti Hunter and pianist Nicholas Rimmer, Trio Gaspard was founded in 2010 and is fast becoming one of the most sought-after piano trios of […]

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RNCM Shortlisted for Two Northern Soul Awards

2 June 2017

Categories: Alumni

Great news! The RNCM has been shortlisted for two Northern Soul Awards. Established this year, the Northern Soul Awards celebrate and reward exceptional culture and enterprise in the North of England, including theatres, productions, venues, businesses, galleries and many other projects and companies. Awards will be presented in 22 categories, covering the best venues, businesses of the […]

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IMG Artists Signs Soprano Katie Lowe

16 May 2017

Categories: Alumni

Congratulations to alumna Katie Lowe, who has been signed by IMG Artists for General Management. The 30-year-old soprano, who performed the role of Anna Murrant in the RNCM’s 2015 production of Weill’s Street Scene, graduated in 2016 with a Postgraduate Diploma in Solo Performance. That same year she was announced as a Samling Scholar and received a Postgraduate Fellowship from […]

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A4 Brass Performs at Brassed Off Red Carpet Event

12 May 2017

Congratulations to A4 Brass on their fantastic red carpet performance on 9 May to mark the 21st birthday screening of the classic British film Brassed Off at the Royal Albert Hall. Jamie Smith (cornet), Jonathan Bates (tenor horn), Michael Cavanagh (baritone) and Chris Robertson (euphonium) were invited to play before the event as cast and […]

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