School of Composition

Alumni shortlisted for 2021 RPS Awards

29 September 2021

Congratulations to the RNCM alumni shortlisted for a 2021 Royal Philharmonic Society Award. Published yesterday (28 September), this […]

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RNCM announces 2020 and 2021 Gold Medal winners

30 June 2021

We’re very proud to announce our 2020 and 2021 Gold Medal Winners. Congratulations to pianist Giulia Contaldo, harpist […]

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Abel Selaocoe and Daniel Kidane join PRS Foundation’s Power Up programme

21 May 2021

Congratulations to alumni Abel Selaocoe (cello) and Daniel Kidane (composition), two of 20 music creators chosen for the […]

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2020 Ivor Composer Awards

10 November 2020

Congratulations to Sally Beamish, Harrison Birtwistle, Emily Howard, Amir Konjani, Matt London, Mark Simpson and Robert Laidlow on […]

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Carmel Smickersgill nominated for Rising Star with Apple Music Award

5 August 2020

Huge congratulations to composition alumna Carmel Smickersgill, nominated for a Rising Star Award with Apple Music. Part of […]

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Composition success at the Ivors

10 December 2019

Congratulations to Gavin Higgins and Professor Edward Gregson on their success at the 2019 Ivor Composer Awards. Gavin, […]

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Athanasia wins RLPO composition prize

1 November 2019

Congratulations to Athanasia Kontou, winner of the RLPO’s Christopher Brooks Composition Prize. The postgraduate is the third RNCM […]

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RNCM composers shortlisted for Ivors Composer Awards

28 October 2019

Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Matthew Sergeant, Gavin Higgins and Gary Carpenter are amongst the names shortlisted for The Ivors […]

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Orchestras for All appoints Lucy Hale as Young Composer-in-Residence

23 October 2019

Orchestras for All has appointed Lucy Hale as its inaugural Young Composer-in-Residence for the 2019-2020 season. Lucy, who’s […]

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A last night to remember

20 September 2019

The RNCM has a rich history of composition. It’s a place where new things happen; where students develop […]

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Unique PhD collaboration between poet and composer to create full-length opera

12 September 2019

A creative academic collaboration between a poet and composer will culminate in the production of a brand-new opera. […]

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Steve Berry appointed Head of Jazz and Improvisation

8 July 2019

We’re pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Berry to the role of Head of Jazz and Improvisation. […]

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