RNCM Students Compete for BBC Young Musician Title

27 January 2014

One student from the RNCM and four from Junior RNCM have been selected to compete in the category finals of the 2014 BBC Young Musicians of the Year. Undergraduate pianist Hayley Parkes, 18, will participate in the Keyboard category of the annual competition, while saxophonist Jessika Gillam, 15, trombonist Lewis Bettles, 18, and percussionists Jess […]

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RNCM Pianists to Break World Record

14 January 2014

New year, new record. On Thursday 23 January 16 students from the RNCM will attempt to break the world record for the most musicians to play the piano simultaneously. In aid of Your RNCM, the College’s £3 million campaign to transform its 40-year-old Concert Hall into a state-of-the-art venue, the students will perform a five […]

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RNCM to Host 2015 ESCOM Conference

13 January 2014

The Ninth Triennial Conference of ESCOM (the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music) will be held at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) between Monday 17 and Sunday 23 August 2015, supported by a £30,000 subvention from Marketing Manchester and sponsorship in kind from SAGE Publishers, the Institute for Musical Research and […]

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A Child of Our Time – Performance Opportunity

8 January 2014

The RNCM is looking to recruit young people aged 15-25 to take part in a pioneering musical event where you are the composers, creators and performers. This culturally diverse group will work together to create and perform a new multi-media piece at The Bridgewater Hall on Wednesday 26 March. The work will be created by […]

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Hough and Maxwell Davies Receive New Year’s Honours

2 January 2014

RNCM alumnus Stephen Hough and RMCM alumnus Sir Peter Maxwell Davies have been recognised in The Queen’s 2014 New Year’s Honours list. Stephen, who graduated in 1981 and is also the College’s International Chair in Piano Studies, has been awarded a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) for services to music, while […]

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