Henk Guittart Joins RNCM School of Strings

24 March 2014

The RNCM is pleased to welcome Dutch violist and conductor Henk Guittart as its new International Tutor in Strings Performance and Pedagogy, commencing in September. Founder and former member of the acclaimed Schoenberg Quartet, Henk is recognised worldwide as an exceptional tutor, chamber music coach, and conductor. To date he has held positions at the […]

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Harish Shankar is New Junior Fellow in Conducting

20 March 2014

The RNCM is delighted to announce that Harish Shankar is the new Junior Fellow in Conducting, commencing in September 2014. Malaysian-born Harish was one of 13 candidates chosen to attend the live auditions in early March, selected from over 100 applications. Two candidates made it through to the final round conducting the RNCM Symphony Orchestra […]

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Zoltan Kiss Appointed International Tutor in Trombone

17 March 2014

The Philip Jones Centre for Brass at the RNCM is delighted to announce the appointment of Zoltan Kiss as its International Tutor in Trombone. Zoltan visited the RNCM at the beginning of March and made an immediate and striking impression with a recital delivered to a capacity audience and two days of teaching. Zoltan, who […]

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Mezzo Emma Wins Harwood Award

13 March 2014

Postgraduate mezzo-soprano Emma Stannard has won the 2014 Elizabeth Harwood Memorial Award for Singers. Emma, who is studying for an MMus in Solo Performance with Peter Wilson, performed pieces by Handel, Mozart, Dvořák, Donizetti and Elgar to secure the Award, accompanied by Robin Humphreys. On winning, she said: ‘It was an honour to perform in […]

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Winning Streak for RNCM Pianists

11 March 2014

The RNCM’s School of Keyboard Studies has been celebrating impressive successes recently. Not only has Simon Passmore won First Prize in the Grand Prix Pianos Maene, but Alexander Panfilov won the Worshipful Company of Musicians Maisie Lewis Young Artists’ Award; Tom Hicks was selected to take part in the seventh New York International Piano Competition; […]

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It’s Three in a Row as RNCM Secures Another ROSL Prize

6 March 2014

It’s a hat-trick for the RNCM as the Solem Quartet makes it three ensemble wins in a row at the Royal Over-Seas League ARTS competition. Solem, comprising violinists and 2013 graduates Michael Jones and Catherine Landen, postgraduate violist Alistair Vennart and fourth year cellist Stephanie Tress, won the Ensemble A Section Finals of this year’s […]

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Hughes Makes ROSL History

5 March 2014

Second year student Toby Hughes has made history by becoming the first ever double bassist to win the Strings Section Final of the Royal Over-Seas League ARTS competition. Toby, currently studying for a BMus with Jiri Hudec, continues the RNCM’s success in the 2014 competition as alumnus Huw Wiggin (saxophone) won the Wind and Percussion […]

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