Mark Simpson is BBC Philharmonic’s New Composer

26 February 2015

The BBC Philharmonic has announced JRNCM alumnus Mark Simpson as its new Composer in Association, starting in September. Aged 26, the appointment makes him one of the youngest ever composers to be given a formal role with a major British orchestra, alongside such luminaries as Thomas Adès and Mark-Anthony Turnage who were given big breaks in […]

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Brass Students Reach BBC Final

16 February 2015

RNCM students David Gillson and Adam Bokaris are two of four musicians to make it through to the Finals of the 2015 BBC Radio 2 Young Brass Award. David, a fourth year cornet player and former finalist, and Adam, a first year euphonium player and Besson Scholar, will compete for the coveted award in the […]

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John McCabe: 1939 – 2015

13 February 2015

It is with great sadness that the RNCM announces the death of eminent composer and alumnus John McCabe on Friday 13 February 2015. John McCabe studied at the Royal Manchester College of Music (RMCM) and worked in almost every genre, though large-scale forms lie at the heart of his catalogue. In addition to ballets such […]

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Manoj Kamps is RNCM Junior Fellow in Conducting

11 February 2015

The RNCM is delighted to announce Manoj Kamps as its new Junior Fellow in Conducting, commencing in September 2015. Sri Lankan-born Manoj was one of 14 candidates chosen to attend the live auditions in early February, selected from over 110 applications. Two candidates made it through to the final round, each conducting the RNCM Symphony Orchestra […]

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