Young Musician Elliott Reaches BBC Semi-Final

28 April 2014

Junior RNCM percussionist Elliott Gaston-Ross has reached the semi-final of the 2014 BBC Young Musician of the Year competition. The 15-year-old, who studies with Ian Forgrieve, performed Eugene Novotney’s A Minute of News, the first movement of Dave Maric’s Trilogy, Takatsugu Muramatsu’s Land and Keiko Abe’s Prism during the Percussion Category Finals, broadcast on BBC […]

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Calleja Supports Your RNCM

23 April 2014

Award-winning tenor Joseph Calleja is the latest musician to pledge his support to Your RNCM. Joseph, who was born in Malta and is recognised as one of his country’s biggest celebrities, is currently performing the title role in Gounod’s Faust at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden alongside Bryn Terfel and RNCM alumnus Simon Keenlyside. […]

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RNCM Library Wins Second Excellence Award

16 April 2014

The RNCM Library has secured its second Excellence Award from the International Association of Music Libraries (UK and Ireland). Presented every two years, the Awards acknowledge music libraries which demonstrate sustained good work and good practice in addition to recognising outstanding personal achievement by individuals. They also provide an opportunity for music collections – of […]

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RNCM Produces Single in Support of Concert Hall Campaign

14 April 2014

RNCM postgraduate conductor Daniel Parkinson and students from the School of Strings have teamed up with British pianist and Junior RNCM alumnus David Schofield to release a charity single in aid of Your RNCM. A new version of the famous Londonderry Air, or Danny Boy as it’s more commonly known, will be released through all […]

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Alumna to Perform in Nyman’s Hillsborough Memorial

9 April 2014

Mezzo-soprano Kathryn Rudge will sing the names of the 96 football fans who died at Hillsborough as part of a new symphony commemorating the disaster by composer Michael Nyman. Symphony No 11: Hillsborough Memorial will be performed by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and local singers at the city’s Cathedral during the opening of the […]

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ROSL Award for Zelkova

4 April 2014

The Zelkova Quartet has received the Elias Fawcett Award after being recognised as the most outstanding chamber ensemble in this year’s Royal Over-Seas League ARTS competition. Violinists Caroline Pether and Simran Singh, violist Rhiannon James, and cellist Jonathan Pether competed in the Ensemble A Category final with fellow RNCM students and eventual winners the Solem […]

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He Comes Out on Top in Sydney

1 April 2014

Categories: Alumni

Alumnus Yelian He has won the inaugural Australian Cello Awards (ACA) competition, held in Sydney last month. Yelian, who graduated in 2011, was one of three cellists aged 18 to 29 to make it through to the final following a preliminary digital round and a live semi-final. Performing to judges John Painter AM, Catherine Hewgill, […]

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