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Jean-Efflam Bavouzet Joins as International Chair in Piano

20 February 2017

The RNCM is pleased to announce that acclaimed pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet will join the College in September as International Chair in Piano. Recognised as one of the most engaging live performers of his generation, Jean-Efflam enjoys an eminent career as a solo recitalist and recording artist. He has also worked regularly with the world’s leading […]

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RNCM Soprano’s Success at Clonter

16 February 2017

Congratulations to Samantha Clarke, winner of Second Prize and the Audience Prize at this year’s Clonter Opera competition. The postgraduate soprano, who performed the role of Fiordiligi in the RNCM’s 2016 production of Mozart’s Cosí fan tutte, was one of five singers from UK conservatoires to take part in the annual event at Clonter’s home in […]

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RNCM Recognised by Department for International Trade

6 February 2017

Categories: Alumni

The RNCM has been recognised by the Department for International Trade for its strong educational links in China. Held at The Lowry, Salford Quays, on Friday 3 February, The Greater China Awards were open to any companies or organisations in the North West of England which have made a significant contribution to developing business or […]

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RNCM Celebrates Gift from The Patron’s Fund

6 February 2017

The RNCM has received a gift from The Patron’s Fund to help support the work of RNCM Young Company. Forming part of RNCM Engage, RNCM Young Company is a talented musical theatre group offering everyone aged 13 to 18, regardless of ability or experience, the opportunity to work with industry professionals to improve acting, singing […]

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Double Award Win for RNCM Alumnus

31 January 2017

Categories: Alumni

Alumnus James Hendry was celebrating last night after scooping two British Education Awards. A brand new initiative, the British Education Awards were established last year to identify and celebrate individuals who have excelled within our education system. Divided into four categories (GCSE, A Level, Vocational and Degree), James won both the Regional Degree Award and […]

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RNCM Opera Nominated for Manchester Theatre Award

17 January 2017

Categories: Alumni

RNCM Opera’s production of Offenbach’s La Vie Parisienne has been nominated for a Manchester Theatre Award. Following last year’s Best Opera win for Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, La Vie Parisienne appears in the Best Design category alongside Endgame (HOME), Singin’ in the Rain (Octagon Theatre) and The Pitmen Painters (Oldham Coliseum). Transforming the stage into […]

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Graham Vick appointed International Chair of Opera

17 January 2017

Categories: Alumni

The RNCM has appointed internationally renowned director and alumnus Graham Vick CBE as its first International Chair of Opera. Working in opera houses across the globe with leading conductors and singers, Graham has established a career as one of the world’s foremost opera directors since graduating from the Royal Manchester College of Music (now RNCM) […]

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Luthiers Make New Viola for RNCM Collection

13 January 2017

For the past week, four of the country’s finest instrument makers (William Castle, Helen Michetschläger, Kai-Thomas Roth, Marc Soubeyran) have been busy creating a brand new viola. Made possible thanks to a generous bequest by Thomas Jellis, the viola is based on an instrument by the 18th century Venetian maker Anselmo Bellosio. It was completed […]

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RNCM Saxophonist Performs at Leading Cultural Event

11 January 2017

Second year saxophonist Caitlin Laing was one of the main performers at Creative Industries Federation’s second anniversary celebration on Monday 9 January. Held at the new Design Museum in London, the special event – highlighting the success of the UK’s arts, creative industries and cultural education – included key note speeches and addresses from Greg […]

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Alumnus Conducts Advert for PlayStation 4

3 January 2017

Categories: Alumni

Alumnus Robert Guy has conducted Manchester Camerata in a haunting version of Eurythmics’ Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) for PlayStation 4’s latest advert. Robert, who graduated in 2012, was recently appointed Conductor of the University of Manchester Chorus and a Tutor in Conducting in its music faculty. He was guest conducting with Camerata when […]

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RNCM New Partnership with Zhejiang Conservatory of Music

19 December 2016

Categories: Alumni

The RNCM has confirmed a professional partnership with the Zhejiang Conservatory of Music (ZJCM). The news swiftly follows the recent announcement of two additional new partnerships for the Manchester conservatoire, with Peking University Academy of Opera and the National Youth Wind Orchestra of Great Britain. Together, these exciting relationships highlight the RNCM’s continued commitment to […]

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James Hendry Nominated for British Education Award

13 December 2016

Categories: Alumni

Alumnus James Hendry has been nominated for a British Education Award (BEA) for his outstanding achievements during his studies. A brand new initiative established to promote excellence in British education, the BEAs identify and celebrate individuals who have excelled within our education system. James was one of the first students to be accepted onto the […]

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