Penderecki to Conduct Symphony Première & Receive RNCM Fellowship

26 May 2015

Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki will conduct the RNCM Symphony Orchestra, Chorus and Chamber Choir in the UK première of his Seventh Symphony ‘Seven Gates of Jerusalem’ at The Bridgewater Hall on Friday 26 June. Commissioned for the third millennium celebration of the city of Jerusalem, this formidable work is rarely performed due to the sheer […]

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Alumnus Takes Charge at Annual Competition

21 May 2015

Alumnus Adam Smith reigned victorious at this year’s Ferruccio Tagliavini International Singing Competition, winning First Prize, the Audience Prize, the Critic’s Prize, and the Prize for Best Tenor. The 2011 graduate said: ‘It was quite an occasion and one that I’ll never forget. It’s really kick-started things for me properly, and given me the confidence […]

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Study Recorder at the RNCM

21 May 2015

The RNCM is pleased to announce that Principal Study is now available in Recorder at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Commencing in September, Recorder students will be part of the College’s vibrant and growing Historical Performance department, led by RNCM Fellows in Historical Performance Roger Hamilton and Harvey Davies. Principal Study lessons will be given […]

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Competition Success for Bass-Baritone

20 May 2015

Postgraduate bass-baritone Richard Moore has won Second Prize in the 2015 AESS Patricia Routledge Singing Competition, just one month after winning the President’s Prize at the Bromsgrove International Young Musicians Competition. The annual AESS competition was established to ‘encourage the communication of English words, in singing and in speech, with clarity, understanding and imagination’, while […]

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Success for Aeris Trio at European Festival

18 May 2015

The Aeris Trio achieved a great result at the European Music Festival, winning First Prize ‘cum laude’ in their chamber music category. Taking place in Neerpelt, Belgium between 30 April and 4 May, the European Music Festival is open to talented ensembles and orchestras from all over the world. It is a unique, non-competitive event […]

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RNCM and MMU Combine for Unique Interactive Project

8 May 2015

The RNCM has joined forces with students from Manchester School of Art to present a series of three-minute pop-up performances on city trams and stations as part of Manchester After Hours. The unique project takes place on Thursday 14 May on trams running between Shudehill and St Peter’s Square, and has been made possible thanks […]

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Alumnus to Join Met’s Young Artist Programme

5 May 2015

Categories: Alumni

Alumnus Kang Wang has been accepted onto the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Programme, commencing in September. Over the course of 12 months, the 27-year-old tenor will benefit from a specialised programme incorporating music, language, dramatic coaching, and movement from the Met’s own artistic staff and invited teachers, in addition to accessing rehearsals for […]

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