School of Keyboard Studies

RNCM James Mottram International Piano Competition

25 April 2018

The 2018 RNCM James Mottram International Piano Competition (RNCM JMIPC) will take place between 26 November and 1 December. This major biennial event offers an all-round learning experience for young pianists under 30 from all over the world. We are delighted to be joined by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Robert Spano, who […]

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Pianist receives Making Music UK PDGYA award

9 April 2018

Pianist Ugnius Pauliukonis has been selected as one of the 2018 recipients of Making Music UK’s Philip and Dorothy Green Young Artists (PDGYA) award. The PDGTA awards help to kick start the careers of up-and-coming classical musicians by providing performance opportunities with Making Music UK members. Over the years they have supported numerous RNCM musicians, […]

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RNCM pianist wins Bromsgrove

9 April 2018

Third-year pianist Luke Jones has won the 2018 Bromsgrove International Musicians Competition. Held between 3 and 7 April, the competition is open to instrumentalists and singers aged 18 to 25 (28 in the case of singers) from around the world. Following audition, 12 were selected to play in the semi-finals with three making it through […]

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Success for RNCM pianist at Future Stars competition

12 December 2017

Congratulations to second year pianist Brian Low Rhung Wei on winning two prizes at this year’s Future Stars International Piano Competition. The online competition is open to pianists of all nationalities and is divided into five age-related categories. Brian, who studies with Helen Krizos, was awarded Third Prize in the Young Virtuosi category for players […]

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Jean-Efflam Bavouzet awarded RNCM Fellowship

28 November 2017

We were proud to award pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet with Fellowship of the RNCM during his latest visit to the College. 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 orchestras and […]

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Sitkovetsky Trio signed for worldwide general management

29 August 2017

The Sitkovetsky Trio, former RNCM Junior Fellows in Chamber Music, have been signed by International Classical Artists for worldwide general management. Comprising Alexander Sitkovetsky, an RNCM Tutor in Violin, pianist Wu Qian and cellist Isang Enders, the Sitkovetsky Trio has established itself as one of the exceptional piano trios of today with sensational performances in […]

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Maria luc wins international competition

26 July 2017

Congratulations to third year pianist Maria Luc, winner of the Norah Sande Award. Open to pianists between the age 18 and 25 living, training or working in Sussex, Kent, Surrey or London, the Norah Sande Award is an international competition held annually in Eastbourne. Maria, a pupil of Helen Krizos, performed works by Beethoven, Ligeti […]

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Trio Gaspard Appointed RNCM Junior Fellows in Chamber Music

14 June 2017

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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Grace Celebrates Handel’s Water Music with BBC Commission

4 May 2017

Third year undergraduate composer, Grace Mason has been asked to write a piece celebrating the 300th anniversary of Handel’s Water Music for the BBC Proms. A co-commission from the Proms and BBC Radio 4’s Front Row, the work is one of 30 premières to be performed during this year’s festival and will be broadcast live […]

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Alumnus Gains Leading Role with RCO

2 May 2017

Alumnus Tom Bell has been appointed Director of the Royal College of Organists’ North of England, North Wales and Isle of Man regions. Tom’s appointment completes the leadership team for the College’s new regional structure, which will see directors supporting teams of co-ordinators in arranging events and initiatives throughout the UK. Tom said: ‘I have been […]

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