News

Chamber Musicians Receive Lincoln Centre Awards

25 February 2016

Categories: Alumni

Two members of the Sitkovetsky Trio, former RNCM Junior Fellows in Chamber Music, have been recognised as Lincoln Center 2016 Emerging Artists. Alexander Sitkovetsky, an RNCM Tutor in Violin, and pianist Wu Qian are two of 12 recipients of this year’s awards, which gives every organisation within the New York campus a chance to celebrate […]

Read More



RNCM Pianist Wins ROSL Section Final

24 February 2016

Fourth year pianist Tyler Hay has won the Keyboard Section Finals of the 2016 ROSL Arts competition. The 21-year-old ABRSM scholar (pictured above – centre, and below), who studies with Frank Wibaut, walked away with the £5000 prize on Tuesday 23 February and now has the chance to compete for the Gold Medal and £10,000 […]

Read More



Sergej Bolkhovets is New Junior Fellow in Conducting

23 February 2016

The RNCM is delighted to announce Sergej Bolkhovets as its new Junior Fellow in Conducting, commencing in September 2016. Sergej, who was born in St Petersburg, was one of 12 candidates chosen to attend the live auditions in February, selected from over 60 applications worldwide. Three candidates made it through to the final round, each […]

Read More



RNCM to Explore Music in Manchester During WWI

22 February 2016

Categories: Research

The RNCM has received funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Engagement Centre: Everyday Lives in War, First World War to present a new research project centred on music in Manchester during World War I. Drawing on the archives of the RNCM (formerly the Royal Manchester College of Music, RMCM), Henry Watson Music […]

Read More



Sir Peter Maxwell Davies Awarded RPS Gold Medal

22 February 2016

Categories: Alumni

Composer Sir Peter Maxwell Davies has been awarded the Royal Philharmonic Society Gold Medal. The RMCM alumnus was presented with the award – one of classical music’s highest honours – at his home in the Orkney Islands by RPS Council Member (and RNCM Honorary Member) Sally Groves MBE. He said: ‘I am absolutely delighted and […]

Read More



Garth Bardsley Awarded HEA Fellowship

16 February 2016

Categories: Alumni

Garth Bardsley has gained Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy in recognition of his innovative pedagogy and contribution to the RNCM. The 1988 alumnus joined the College’s teaching staff in 2005 as a Senior Lecturer and is currently a Tutor in the School of Vocal Studies and Opera, specialising in acting, musical theatre, stagecraft and performance […]

Read More



Alumnus is Durham Cathedral’s Assistant Organist

16 February 2016

Categories: Alumni

Alumnus Jason Löwe has been appointed Assistant Organist at Durham Cathedral. The 2009 graduate took up the position in January after four years as organist at North Yorkshire’s Giggleswick School, prior to which he spent two years as Manchester Cathedral’s Sydney Nicholson Organ Scholar. Jason studied at the RNCM with Darius Battiwalla and Dr Simon […]

Read More



Children Work with RNCM to Record New School Song

11 February 2016

The children of Barlow Hall Primary School in Chorlton, South Manchester, came to the RNCM on Thursday 11 February to record a new song as part of a communication project to help pupils with autism. Connect@BarlowHall was established by the School and RNCM Engage to create a better visual and sonic environment for children within […]

Read More



RNCM is First British Winner of ITA Competition

8 February 2016

The RNCM Trombone Choir has become the first British trombone ensemble to win the ITA Emory Remington Trombone Choir Competition. Directed by Simon Cowen and including students Rachel Allen, Christopher Binns, Nicholas Birch, Joshua Cirtina, Elisabeth Forest-Cummings, Joel Godfrey, Philip Guy and Joe Sharples, the RNCM ensemble beat strong competition from Juilliard, the University of […]

Read More



Wind Orchestra to Feature on New Recording

2 February 2016

The RNCM Wind Orchestra’s recording of Paul Goodey’s flute concerto, Hohler Fels will be released next month as part of a new CD by flautist Karin de Fleyt. The 37 minute work takes its inspiration from artefacts discovered in the Hohler Fels caves in Germany. The caves were first excavated in the 19th century, but […]

Read More