Christopher Yates: 1938-2014

24 November 2014

It is with great sadness that the RNCM reports the death of Christopher Yates on Friday 21 November. Chris joined the RNCM in 1980 as Dean of Postgraduate Studies, becoming the College’s first Vice-Principal in 1990. In this capacity he had a broad responsibility for the curriculum, as well as overseeing much of the day-to-day […]

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Alumnus Wins Raducanu Jazz Competition

12 November 2014

Alumnus Sam Healey recently won the Grand Prize and 5000 euros at the Raducanu Jazz Competition held in Braila, Romania. Named after pianist Johnny Raducanu, the uncle of RNCM alumnus Michael Cretu, the competition coincided with the Braila Jazz Festival and was broadcast live on Romanian television. Alto saxophonist Sam, who graduated in 2013, said […]

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Fantastic Start for Popular Music Masterclasses and Industry Seminars

10 November 2014

Students from the RNCM’s Popular Music course have enjoyed masterclasses and industry seminars from exciting guests recently, getting the new academic year off to a flying start. To date, the College has welcomed masterclasses from Jason Rebello (Sting, Jeff Beck, Chaka Khan), Robert ‘Sput’ Searight (Snarky Puppy, Eryicah Badu, Justin Timberlake) and Jon Shone (Musical […]

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RNCM Unveils Refurbished Concert Hall

5 November 2014

The RNCM opens the doors to its newly refurbished Concert Hall today (Thursday 6 November) following the completion of a £7.1m redevelopment project. Established in Manchester in 1972, the RNCM is a world-leading music college and one of the UK’s most diverse public performance venues. Designed by architect Ian Palmer and undertaken by Styles&Wood, the […]

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