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RNCM Wins THE Award for Excellence and Innovation

27 November 2015

The RNCM has won the Excellence and Innovation in the Arts title at the Times Higher Education Awards for its off-site project After the Silence: Music in the Shadow of War. Now in their 11th year, the THE Awards are widely recognised as the Oscars of the higher education sector, shining a spotlight on the […]

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Katie Chatburn Composes for R4 Christmas Carroll Drama

25 November 2015

Katie Chatburn, RNCM Tutor in Popular Music, has composed the music to a new Radio 4 Christmas Day drama. Narrated by Tony Robinson (pictured below), The Hunting of the Snark is based on Lewis Carroll’s masterpiece of the same name, which follows a strange assortment of characters on their quest for an elusive beast. It […]

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Jess Gillam is Cumbria’s Musician of the Year

25 November 2015

Junior RNCM saxophonist Jess Gillam has been named Musician of the Year in the inaugural Cumbria Life Culture Awards. Held at Theatre by the Lake, Keswick, earlier this month, the awards were established to celebrate the excellence and diversity of the arts in Cumbria, and covered a range of categories from photography and literature to […]

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Alumnus Appointed Chief Conductor of State Orchestra Rheinische Philharmonie

24 November 2015

Alumnus Garry Walker has been appointed Chief Conductor of the State Orchestra Rheinische Philharmonie in Koblenz, Germany. Garry, who graduated from the RNCM in 1997 as a Junior Fellow in Conducting, will take up the post for the 2017/18 season, replacing Daniel Raiskin, who has held the position since 2005. Vera Reiss, Minister of Culture, […]

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Shankar’s Success at International Competition

20 November 2015

Harish Shankar, the RNCM’s Junior Fellow in Conducting, won Third Prize in the Sixth Jorma Panula Conducting Competition. Held in Finland last week, the competition is described as ‘one of the most prestigious new-generation conducting contests in Europe’, offering young European conductors an exciting opportunity to gain valuable experience, promote their own work and raise […]

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RNCM Oboe Tutor’s New Work for BCMG

3 November 2015

Melinda Maxwell, RNCM Consultant in Woodwind Studies and Senior Tutor in Oboe, has composed a new work that will be premiered by the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group (BCMG) later this month. Conducted by Oliver Knussen, Fractures: Monk Unpacked will form part of the BCMG’s Comedy of Change programme at the CBSO Centre on Sunday 15 November. Melinda […]

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