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Finalists of the RNCM James Mottram International Piano Competition Announced

29 November 2012

The RNCM James Mottram International Piano Competition (JMIPC) has been taking place at the RNCM this week, and the finalists in both the Junior (under 19) and Senior (19-25) Categories have now been announced. Chinese pianists ZiHui Song, Hao Zi Yoh and YiLei Hao will compete in tomorrow’s Junior Concerto Final for the chance to win […]

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RNCM James Mottram International Piano Competition Underway

26 November 2012

The third RNCM James Mottram International Piano Competition (JMIPC) is now well underway, with Round 1 of the Junior Category taking place this morning and Round 1 of the Senior Category poised for tomorrow. Now in its third year, the competition has been made possible by a bequest from the late James Mottram with a […]

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International Viola Sensation Joins RNCM

1 November 2012

The RNCM is pleased to announce that world-renowned violist Garth Knox has been appointed International Tutor in Viola, commencing in September 2013. Garth, who is set to present a speciality class to students on November 1, specialises in new music and contemporary classical music. He performs with the Arditti Quartet and Ensemble Intercontemporain, and collaborates […]

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RNCM Alumni Shortlisted for British Composer Award

1 November 2012

RNCM composers Gavin Higgins (2005), Andy Scott (1989) and Emily Howard (2003) have each been shortlisted for a 2012 British Composer Award alongside Royal Manchester College of Music graduate Sir Harrison Birtwistle.   Gavin’s What Wild Ecstasy has been shortlisted in the Stage Works category; Andy’s Spirit of Mingus in the Wind Band or Brass Band […]

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Hans Werner Henze: 1926 – 2012

1 November 2012

It is with great sadness that we record of the death of Hans Werner Henze on Saturday 27 October at the age of 86. Born on 1 July 1926 in Guterslöh, Germany, Henze was one of the most influential composers of the post-1945 era, composing over 20 operas, 10 symphonies and in excess of 12 […]

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Keyboard Alumni to Mark 40th Year

1 November 2012

Nine of the School of Keyboard Studies' most distinguished alumni return to the RNCM during its 40th year to present masterclasses, concerts and adjudicate prizes. Starting on Thursday 13 October with a masterclass by Steven Osborne, the school is set to enjoy visits from Stephen Hough, Vovka Ashkenazy, Christian Blackshaw, Peter Donohoe, Martin Roscoe, Mark […]

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Buffet Group Artists at RNCM

1 November 2012

Categories: Alumni

As part of the RNCM's ongoing partnership with instrument manufacturer Buffet Group, the months ahead see visits by some of the most exciting wind and brass musicians in Europe. We are delighted to welcome Buffet Artist Fabien Thouand, principal oboist of the Orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, to perform and give a […]

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Dr Yakubu Karagama Appointed Honorary Visiting Fellow

1 November 2012

Categories: Research

We are pleased to announce that Dr Yakubu Karagama, Consultant Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist, has accepted the position of Honorary Visiting Fellow at the RNCM. Dr Karagama did his Higher Surgical Training in Newcastle-upon-Tyne where he obtained a Certificate of Completion of Training in Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery and an MSC in Advanced […]

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