News

Project Ends with Successful Conference

30 May 2013

Yesterday (Thursday 30 May) saw the culmination of a three-year project, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and undertaken by a team of researchers at the RNCM and University of Liverpool led by Professor Jane Ginsborg (Co-Investigator) and Dr Carl Hopkins (Principal Investigator) respectively, in partnership with Music and the Deaf. The project was […]

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Musical Impact – Enhancing musicians’ health and wellbeing

30 May 2013

A new £1 million project will see the UK’s nine top music conservatoires leading the world’s largest ever study into the health and wellbeing of performing musicians. Musical Impact is a new four-year research project, starting in September 2013. It aims to generate new knowledge of the physical and mental demands of music making, to […]

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Philip L Edwards: 18 July 1944 – 26 May 2013

28 May 2013

Stefan Janski, the RNCM's Head of Opera, pays tribute to lighting designer Philip L Edwards (pictured above, left, with Stefan in 1992), who died on Sunday 26 May at the age of 68.  Philip was RNCM Lighting Manager and Lighting Designer for numerous opera and performance projects at the College and on tour, from Purgatory […]

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Chris Hoyle Announced as New Head of School of Strings

21 May 2013

The RNCM is delighted to announce that Chris Hoyle has been appointed Head of School of Strings, commencing on 1 June 2013. An alumnus of the RNCM, Chris has enjoyed a diverse musical life as a cellist, working extensively as a chamber musician, orchestral player, soloist and teacher.  During 23 years with the BBC Philharmonic, he made over 100 CD […]

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RNCM Duo Shines at Dranoff Competition

21 May 2013

RNCM pianists Yoon-Jee Kim and Jackie Jaekyung Yoo achieved great success at the 2013 Dranoff International Two Piano Competition, winning $15,000, the Silver Medal and performance opportunities.   Yoon-Jee, who is studying for an MMus in Conducting, and Jackie, who is on the RNCM’s prestigious International Artist Diploma course, performed three recital rounds during an […]

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Eva Warren: 1930 – 2013

16 May 2013

Picture by Samantha Brown Photography It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Eva Warren (ARCM, ARNCM) on May 11 at the age of 82. Eva joined the Royal Manchester College of Music (RMCM) piano department as an accompanist in 1960 and left during the 1980s. Since then she has enjoyed teaching, […]

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RNCM News Spring 2013

16 May 2013

Read this edition of RNCM News here

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Sound Histories: An evening of live music for the British Museum Collection

16 May 2013

On Friday 5 July, as the RNCM celebrates the end of its 40th anniversary year, over 200 students will travel to London for Sound Histories: An evening of live music for the British Museum Collection. Inspired by the objects and galleries of the Museum and featuring approximately 120 scores, including 60 world premières by student composers, […]

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Sarah Parkin Wins National English Song Competition

12 May 2013

Soprano Sarah Parkin was awarded First Prize in the AESS Patricia Routledge National English Song Competition. The annual competition, which took place at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama on Friday, was established to ‘encourage the communication of English words, in singing and in speech, with clarity, understanding and imagination.’ Sarah, who is studying […]

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