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Trio Mise-en-Sc

18 March 2013

The Trio Mise-en-Scène has been crowned this year’s winner of the Weil Prize. Comprising fourth year violinist Bing Xiang, postgraduate cellist Michelle So and third year pianist Yulia Vershinina, the Trio performed Haydn’s Piano Trio in G major and Winter from Astor Piazzolla’s The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires to great praise during last Thursday’s […]

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Hanna-Liisa Wins Harwood Award

14 March 2013

Hanna-Liisa Kirchin has won the 2013 Elizabeth Harwood Memorial Award for Singers just weeks after winning the Miriam Licette Scholarship. The postgraduate mezzo-soprano, who is starring as Masha in the RNCM’s forthcoming production of Shostakovich’s Paradise Moscow, performed pieces by Handel, Mozart, Jonathan Dove, Richard Strauss and Rachmaninoff, accompanied by pianist Robin Humphreys. She said: […]

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Tempest Wins ROSL Ensemble Award

13 March 2013

The Tempest Flute Trio has won the Royal Over-Seas League ARTS (ROSL ARTS) Ensemble Award, incorporating £10,000 and a performance opportunity at Queen Elizabeth Hall. The Trio, comprising RNCM Gold Medal winners Sarah Bennett, Holly Melia and Helen Wilson, were one of four wind, brass and percussion ensembles competing in the Ensemble B category at […]

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RNCM Announces New Junior Fellows in Conducting

12 March 2013

The RNCM is delighted to announce that Piero Lombardi Iglesias and Marco Bellasi are its new Junior Fellows in Conducting. Both placements, Piero’s for two years and Marco’s for one, will commence in September 2013. Piero and Marco were two of 12 candidates who attended the live auditions, selected from over 120 applications. Three candidates […]

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Bryony Williams Wins Strauss Prize

7 March 2013

Postgraduate soprano Bryony Williams has won the 2013 Joyce and Michael Kennedy Award for the Singing of Strauss. The annual competition, open to fourth year and postgraduate singers, was established by Joyce and Michael Kennedy 13 years ago with the intention of encouraging students to explore Strauss’s Lieder and incorporate it into their repertoire. Dame Felicity Lott, […]

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RNCM Principal on BBC Radio Manchester

6 March 2013

The RNCM's Principal, Professor Linda Merrick, spoke to BBC Radio Manchester's Allan Beswick about one-to-one tuition and ensuring a safe environment for students and staff at the College. You can listen to the interview here on BBC iPlayer at approximately 2hrs 4mins into the programme. 

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