Conductor Wins BBC Music Fellowship

28 February 2013

Carlos del Cueto, the RNCM’s Junior Fellow in Conducting, has won a BBC Music Fellowship to work as Assistant Conductor with English Touring Opera. Provided by the BBC Performing Arts Fund, a total of £190,000 – funded through phone votes for BBC 1’s talent show The Voice – has been awarded to 19 music organisations […]

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Le Yu Wins Yamaha Scholarship

19 February 2013

International Artist Diploma (IAD) percussionist Le Yu has won a Yamaha Music Foundation European (YMFE) Scholarship Award following a closely fought contest in London this week. A total of seven finalists took part in the competition at the Royal Academy’s Duke’s Hall, including fellow RNCM student Jack Stone, and three scholarships were awarded in total. […]

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Manny Vass: From Bach to Bond

19 February 2013

Pianist and RNCM alumnus Emmanuel ‘Manny’ Vass is set to make his London début in April with a series of concerts at St Lawrence Jewry, Steinway Hall and St James’s Piccadilly. The concerts come towards the end of a demanding recital tour which will take Manny to eight venues across the North of England, from […]

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Quartet Awarded Prestigious ChamberStudio Mentorship

15 February 2013

The Navarra String Quartet has been awarded the prestigious ChamberStudio Mentorship 2013. ChamberStudio is based at Kings Place, London, and this newly launched mentorship programme is generously supported by the Musicians Benevolent Fund. The ChamberStudio Mentorship provides the opportunity for one outstanding group to study in-depth for a year with their chosen mentor(s). The programme […]

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Mezzo-Soprano Awarded Prestigious Scholarship

14 February 2013

Mezzo-soprano Hanna-Liisa Kirchin has been awarded the Miriam Licette Scholarship. Administered by the Musicians Benevolent Fund and judged by a prestigious panel, which this year included David Syrus, Susan Bickley, Simon Lepper and Valerie Masterson, students from all UK conservatoires competed at the Royal Opera House for the Scholarship, awarded for the Singing of French […]

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RNCM Students to Join Tim Burgess on Stage

12 February 2013

Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess is performing at the RNCM on Friday 22 February, and he’s announced that the College’s Cassia String Quartet will be joining him on stage. The Quartet, comprising students Amy Welch, Tory Clarke, Laurie Dempsey and Joshua Lynch, are set to perform string arrangements by composer Joe Duddell, who, in 2011, invited […]

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Alumna Nominated for South Bank Award

11 February 2013

The RNCM is delighted to announce that alumna Elizabeth Llewellyn has been nominated for The Times South Bank Breakthrough Award. Forming part of the annual South Bank Sky Arts Awards announced on 12 March, the Breakthrough Awards include the finest in British talent across various aspects of the arts. Elizabeth, a soprano who graduated in […]

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RNCM Composer Makes Asian Début

8 February 2013

Categories: Research

Composer Matthew Sergeant made his Asian début last month when Australia’s ELISION ensemble performed the première of ymrehanne krisos in Singapore.  Matthew, a Tutor in Composition at the RNCM, wrote the piece as part of a larger cycle of related musical works he’s been working on over the past 18 months as part of his PhD research […]

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