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Rob Buckland Appointed Deputy Head of Chamber Music (WBP)

27 September 2016

Categories: Alumni

The RNCM has appointed alumnus Rob Buckland as Deputy Head of Chamber Music (Wind, Brass and Percussion), commencing this month. Rob, an internationally-renowned saxophonist and founder member of the Apollo Saxophone Quartet, has been a member of teaching staff for 19 years, becoming Deputy Head of Wind, Brass and Percussion in 2013. In his new role, […]

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Alumna Wins Concord Competition

20 September 2016

Categories: Alumni

Alumna Alison Willis has won the London Concord Singers’ 50th anniversary composition competition. Selected from over 50 entries, Thou has made me endless will receive its première as part of the choir’s 50th anniversary concert at the Priory Church of the Order of St John, St John’s Square, London, in December. Founded by Malcolm Cottle in […]

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Heath Quartet Wins Gramophone Chamber Award

19 September 2016

Categories: Alumni

The RNCM’s Heath Quartet has won the Chamber Category of the 2016 Gramophone Awards for its recordings of Tippett’s String Quartets for Wigmore Hall Live. The ensemble, comprising violinists Oliver Heath and Cerys Jones, violist Gary Pomeroy and cellist Chris Murray, were shortlisted alongside recordings by Xavier Phillips and François-Frédéric Guy, Renée Fleming (soprano) and […]

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Philip Higham is SCO’s New Principal Cello

19 September 2016

Categories: Alumni

RNCM alumnus and Tutor in Cello, Philip Higham, has been appointed Principal Cello of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. The 2010 graduate is one of three new musicians to join the SCO at the start of its 2016/17 season, alongside Marcus Barcham Stevens (Principal Second Violin) and Felix Tanner (Sub-Principal Viola). Philip, who has performed as […]

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One Direction’s Jon Shone Joins RNCM Teaching Staff

16 September 2016

Categories: Alumni

Jon Shone, former Music Director of One Direction, is one of three new Popular Music Tutors to join the RNCM this academic year. After a stint arranging strings for Radio 1’s Live Lounge, Jon – who has previously presented masterclasses at the College and is the resident pianist and arranger for ITV’s X Factor – has […]

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RNCM Alumni at the BBC Proms

14 September 2016

Categories: Alumni

It’s been a great season for RNCM alumni at the 2016 BBC Proms. Throughout the eight week extravaganza, we witnessed everything from world premières by leading composers to outstanding performances by top soloists. Honorary Associated Artist Tom Harrold even opened the infamous Last Night of the Proms with a new commission that Raze(d) the roof! […]

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Alumnus is Principal Conductor of Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini

14 September 2016

Categories: Alumni

Alumnus Alpesh Chauhan has been appointed Principal Conductor of the Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini, commencing in September 2017. The 2014 graduated made his Italian début with the Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini, one of Italy’s leading symphony orchestras, in March last year when he stepped in at short notice to conduct two concerts. He was immediately re-invited for the […]

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RNCM International Student Scheme Shortlisted for THE Award

1 September 2016

An RNCM scheme designed to support international students and enhance their learning experience has been shortlisted for the 2016 Times Higher Education Awards Nominated in the Outstanding International Student Strategy category, the Read with the World project was devised to help international students at the College develop their language skills and cross-cultural competencies using a buddy scheme and […]

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