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Naxos Recording for RNCM Tenor

29 July 2014

RNCM tenor Kang Wang spent time in the studio recently, recording Michael Balfe’s Satanella with Maestro Richard Bonynge AC CBE for Naxos. Richard, a world-renowned conductor and pianist, visited the RNCM in June to lead two coaching sessions with Kang (who performed the role of Nemorino in the College’s 2013 production of Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore) […]

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RNCM Gala Dinner takes in the Magic of Maxim’s this Christmas

28 July 2014

The RNCM will host its fourth Gala Dinner on Friday 12 December amid the Maxim’s-inspired set of Lehár’s opera, The Merry Widow. Since 2010, the RNCM has presented Gala Dinners on the stage of its spectacular opera productions, including Bizet’s Carmen, Britten’s Albert Herring, and Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore (pictured above), making it one of the […]

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BBC Commission for RNCM Composer

14 July 2014

RNCM postgraduate composer Tom Harrold will be making his mark on the BBC Proms next month thanks to a new commission by Radio 4’s PM. The popular current affairs programme approached Tom earlier in the year asking him to write a piece that would utilise a selection of everyday sounds recorded and submitted by PM […]

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John Lewis Support for RNCM Project

11 July 2014

The RNCM was recently awarded a donation by the John Lewis Partnership’s Music Matters programme to support its end of term offsite project, After the Silence: Music in the Shadow of War. Celebrating a long tradition of supporting music in the community, the Music Matters initiative is designed to help groups which make an outstanding contribution to […]

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Proms Inspire Success for Junior RNCM

8 July 2014

Three students from Junior RNCM are among the winners of this year’s BBC Proms Inspire Young Composers’ Competition. Harry Johnstone, aged 18, was one of three Senior Category winners thanks to his composition Dis-Pulsed, while 17-year-old Harry Castle and 16-year-old Robert Durnin made up two thirds of the successful Junior Category with La Trahison des […]

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Craig’s Top of the Pops this Summer

7 July 2014

RNCM alumnus and Tutor in Guitar, Craig Ogden, had reason to celebrate this weekend when his fourth album, Summer Guitar, soared to the top of the Classic FM charts. Following hot on the heels of his last three recordings for the Classic FM label, Summer Guitar features beautiful arrangements of the Beatles’ Here Comes the […]

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RNCM Pianists Win 2014 Brant Prizes

7 July 2014

The RNCM made a big impression at this year’s Brant International Piano Competition with postgraduate pianist Oliver She (pictured) winning First Prize and undergraduate Dominic Degavino both Third Prize and the Audience Prize. Founded in 1979 and held in Birmingham each year, the Brant International Piano Competition is open to all UK-based pianists between the […]

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