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World-leading research ranks RNCM highest of UK music colleges

18 December 2014

Categories: Research

The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) has announced the outcomes of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), ranking the RNCM as the UK’s leading music college for research. The REF is a peer review exercise which evaluates the quality of research in UK higher education institutions through three categories: Research Outputs, Impact, and […]

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RNCM Students Reach Semi-Finals of 2015 BBC Young Brass Award

15 December 2014

RNCM brass students David Gillson, Josh Cirtina and Adam Bokaris are three of eight musicians to reach the semi-finals of the 2015 BBC Radio 2 Young Brass Award. 2014 finalist and fourth year cornet player David, second year trombonist Josh, and first year euphonium player Adam will compete for a place in the Final at […]

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RNCM’s 2014 Fellows and Honorary Members

15 December 2014

The RNCM is pleased to announce its 2014 Fellows and Honorary Members. This year Fellowships (FRNCM) have been awarded to Japanese composer and marimba player Keiko Abe, conductor and Music Director of Opera North Richard Farnes, Russian cellist Karine Georgian, and Polish conductor and composer Krzysztof Penderecki, while Honorary Memberships (HonRNCM) have been awarded to Sir Nicholas […]

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Wigmore Hall Masterclass with Wolfgang Holzmair

11 December 2014

Postgraduate soprano Michaela Parry and pianist Simon Passmore were selected to take part in a masterclass with Austrian baritone Wolfgang Holzmair at Wigmore Hall last month. The class focussed on repertoire by Schubert, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Wolf and Strauss, and included a public showcase concert for all participants. Michaela, who is studying for an MMus […]

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RNCM Students Join NBE this Christmas

8 December 2014

Three undergraduates have been chosen to join the Netherlands Blazers (Wind) Ensemble for a series of festive Family Concerts this month. Forming part of the College’s Platform initiative, members of the Ensemble auditioned 40 students at the RNCM in November before offering the exciting opportunity to third year trombonist Rachel Allen, fourth year saxophonist May […]

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Pianist Tom Hicks Reaches Finals of Ferruccio Busoni Competition

8 December 2014

Fourth year pianist Tom Hicks has reached the Finals of the 60th Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition. Established in 1949 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the death of pianist and composer Ferruccio Busoni, the once annual competition now takes on a biennial structure, with the first year dedicated to Selections and the second to […]

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Sir Harrison Birtwistle Wins British Composer Award

4 December 2014

Congratulations to RMCM graduate and RNCM Fellow Sir Harrison Birtwistle on winning a 2014 British Composer Award for Songs from the same Earth. The work was nominated in the Vocal category alongside Flodden by RNCM alumna Sally Beamish and Totentanz by Thomas Adès. Sir Harrison was also nominated in the Choral category for his Moth Requiem. […]

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Postgraduate Panfilov Wins International Piano Competition

2 December 2014

RNCM pianist Alexander Panfilov has won the 2014 James Mottram International Piano Competition (JMIPC), concluding what had been an exceptional and highly competitive week at the College. Alexander, who was born in Moscow and is currently studying for a Postgraduate Diploma in Solo Performance, performed Beethoven’s Fifth Piano Concerto (Emperor) to secure the £10,000 First […]

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