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RPS Prizes for RNCM Composers

31 July 2013

RNCM alumni Michael Cutting and Daniel Kidane and current MMus student Thomas Stewart are three of five composers to win a 2013 Royal Philharmonic Society Composition Prize. Open to composers under the age of 29 who study or have studied at any UK conservatoire or university, the RPS Composition Prize gives young writers the chance […]

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Session Drummer is Student of the Year

21 July 2013

RNCM drummer Joe Luckin has been chosen as the RNCM Popular Music Performance Degree Student of the Year at the 2013 British Music Students Awards. Hosted by Access to Music and presented by BBC Radio 1’s Edith Bowman, the Awards, which took place at Birmingham’s o2 Academy on 3 July, celebrate the achievements of music […]

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Return to Oz – Matthew Wood and the Darwin Symphony Orchestra

11 July 2013

In 2005, Australian conductor Matthew Wood became an RNCM Junior Fellow in Conducting . After working extensively with UK orchestras, including the Bournemouth Symphony, he recently returned to his homeland to take up the position of Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the Darwin Symphony Orchestra. Here’s what he had to say about his incredible […]

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Panfilov Wins Brant Prize

3 July 2013

RNCM pianist Alexander Panfilov has won First Prize in the 2013 Robert William and Florence Amy Brant Piano Competition, held in Birmingham last month. The annual event was founded by Gladys Brant in memory of her parents, and later her brother who was killed in action during the Second World War. It is open to […]

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John Miller is RNCM’s New Head of Wind, Brass and Percussion

3 July 2013

The RNCM is pleased to announce that Professor John Miller has been appointed the new Head of the School of Wind, Brass and Percussion, commencing on September 1 2013. John joined the staff of the RNCM in 1999 as Director of Brass Studies, becoming Deputy Head of Wind Brass and Percussion in 2007. Prior to this, he had worked extensively […]

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Barbara Robotham: A Tribute

2 July 2013

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Barbara Robotham, internationally-renowned vocal teacher at the RNCM, who made such an incredible contribution to the College over so many years. Barbara joined the staff in 1979 when she was engaged as a part-time senior tutor by Alexander Young, then Head of School of […]

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Beethoven Turns Heads for Festival Finale

2 July 2013

Beethoven himself made an appearance at The Bridgewater Hall on Friday 28 June to witness the end of a year-long festival dedicated to his music. An audience of over 1300 absorbed the spirit of the occasion, wearing Beethoven masks to pose for a celebratory picture ahead of a memorable night in which the RNCM Symphony […]

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RNCM Orchestra Helps Create Britten App

1 July 2013

Benjamin Britten’s vision of introducing children to classical music by using the mass media of the day began in 1946 with a film featuring what became his most famous work, The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra. The Britten?Pears Foundation now brings that pioneering idea to the digital age with a creative and fun iPad […]

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