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RNCM News Winter 2013

17 December 2013

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Legendary Violin Donated to RNCM

11 December 2013

The RNCM recently received a very special violin, used to accompany stars such as Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr and Shirley Bassey. The 1762 Nicolaus Gagliano instrument, worth an estimated £120,000, was donated to the College by Christine Bradbury-Sullivan, a graduate of the Royal Manchester College of Music, who died on 30 October at the […]

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BBC Performing Arts Fund Supports RNCM Outreach

9 December 2013

RNCM Outreach is one of 58 community organisations to be awarded a grant from the 2013 BBC Performing Arts Fund. A total of £5000 has been given to the department to support its Youth Perform project; a musical theatre group established in 2009 to provide performance opportunities for children from families with no history of […]

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Students Perform with KorVest

3 December 2013

Following the launch of The Platform earlier this year, the School of Vocal Studies and Opera has embraced its new partnership with KorVest, the ensemble of Bergen Opera and the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. In October and November, sopranos Catriona Hewitson and Catrin Woodruff, and baritones Graham McCusker and Steven Griffin took part in the College’s […]

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Alpesh Chauhan is CBSO’s First Conducting Fellow

3 December 2013

RNCM postgraduate conductor Alpesh Chauhan has been appointed the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra’s first Conducting Fellow. Alpesh, aged 23, is currently studying for an MMus in Solo Performance (Conducting) with Clark Rundell after joining the RNCM as an undergraduate cellist in 2008. The yearlong position means that he will now gain access to some […]

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RNCM to Benefit from Doctoral Training Partnership

3 December 2013

Categories: Research

The RNCM is one of seven higher education institutions within the North West Consortium (NWC) to benefit from a £14 million grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to train the next generation of researchers. Led by The University of Manchester, the NWC includes Keele, Lancaster, Liverpool, Manchester Metropolitan, and Salford Universities, in […]

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