Kaleb Rose is Face of Roland BOSS

27 October 2014

Guitarist and popular music alumnus Kaleb Rose is the official face of Roland BOSS’ campaign to promote its new guitar effects pedals, expanding on the near-legendary status of these invaluable, sound-manipulating footswitches. BOSS, a division of Roland, is the pioneer of compact effect pedals, offering a diverse, world-leading product line-up, which includes compact-effects processors, multi-effects processors, […]

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From Bach to Bond on Classic FM

27 October 2014

Since Emmanuel ‘Manny’ Vass graduated from the RNCM in 2011 his career has certainly taken off. To date the 25-year-old pianist, who was born in the Philippines and grew up in East Yorkshire, has performed for His Serene Highness Prince Albert and Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco at the golden jubilee of the […]

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Award Nominations for RNCM Composers

22 October 2014

Postgraduate composer Lucy Pankhurst and alumna Sally Beamish have both been nominated for a 2014 British Composer Award. Lucy, currently working towards a PhD in Composition, will compete in the Wind Band or Brass Band category with Throwfen Raconteurs, and Sally, who graduated in 1974, in the Vocal category with Flodden. Lucy and Sally, both […]

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Students Work with Manchester Camerata

21 October 2014

Sixteen students from the School of Strings spent the day working with Manchester Camerata earlier this month as part of the College’s Platform scheme. Held at Hallé St Peter’s, the morning session saw the students learn from each of Camerata’s string Principals and Musical Director Gábor Takács-Nagy, while the afternoon brought the involvement of the […]

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Schneemann is RNCM’s International Chair in Oboe and Chamber Music

17 October 2014

Dutch oboist Bart Schneemann is the RNCM’s new International Chair in Oboe and Chamber Music. Born in Australia, Bart held the position of Principal oboe with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra until 1996 and in 1988 became Artistic Director of the Netherlands Wind Ensemble, now considered one of the finest wind ensembles in the world. Dr […]

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Alpesh Chauhan is CBSO’s Assistant Conductor

15 October 2014

Alpesh Chauhan has taken the role of Assistant Conductor with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO). The 24-year-old recently graduated from the RNCM with an MMus in Solo Performance (Conducting) after joining the College as an undergraduate cellist in 2008. In December last year he was appointed the CBSO’s inaugural Conducting Fellow, a role […]

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Black Dyke Wins National Championships

13 October 2014

The Black Dyke Band has won the 2014 National Championships of Great Britain, just one month after securing the British Open title. Led by Nicholas Childs, recently granted the title of Professor by the RNCM, the win took Black Dyke’s tally of national titles to 23 and marked the seventh time in its 160-year history […]

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Lecture Theatre to Honour Sir Denis Forman

6 October 2014

Following a grant from The Granada Foundation, the RNCM is delighted to announce that its newly refurbished Lecture Theatre will be renamed the Forman Lecture Theatre after the late Sir Denis Forman. Sir Denis (1917-2013) was born in Scotland and educated at Loretto and Pembroke College, Cambridge. After service in the Second World War he was […]

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RNCM News Autumn 2014

5 October 2014

Read this edition of RNCM News here

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