New York Post for RNCM Conductor

27 February 2014

RNCM alumnus Courtney Lewis has been named as the New York Philharmonic’s Assistant Conductor, commencing in September. Courtney, who studied for a Postgraduate Diploma in Conducting  with Clark Rundell, replaces American Case Scaglione who moves to the role of Associate Conductor after three years in post. Music Director Alan Gilbert said: ‘We discovered Courtney after […]

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Jette Parker Success for RNCM Junior Fellow

18 February 2014

Jonathan Santagada has been announced as the new Opera Conductor/Repetiteur on the prestigious Jette Parker Young Artists Programme (JPYAP), based at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Jonathan, the RNCM’s Sir John Fisher Foundation Junior Fellow (Repetiteur) within the School of Vocal Studies and Opera, was one of 12 from almost 100 candidates selected for […]

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Clonter Opera Prize for RNCM Tenor

14 February 2014

RNCM tenor Kang Wang has won this year’s Clonter Opera Prize. Kang, who joined the College in 2013 to study for an International Artist Diploma and starred as Nemorino in the recent production of Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore, was one of several young singers chosen from UK conservatoires and music colleges to compete in the annual […]

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RNCM Students Reach BBC Brass Final

10 February 2014

RNCM students David Gillson and Ryan Watkins  (pictured) are two of four musicians to reach the finals of the 2014 BBC Young Brass Award. Cornet player David and trombonist Ryan, both in their third year, performed in the semi-finals of the annual competition in January, and will now compete for the final award at BBC […]

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Alumnus Wins ROSL Section Final

6 February 2014

RNCM alumnus Huw Wiggin has won the Wind and Percussion Section Finals of the 2014 Royal Over-Seas League (ROSL) ARTS competition. Saxophonist Huw, who graduated in 2008, walked away with the £5000 prize on Tuesday 4 February, and now has the chance to compete for the Gold Medal and First Prize in the ROSL Annual […]

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