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Alumna is Rambert’s New Music Fellow

31 October 2016

Categories: Alumni

Alumna Anna Appleby has been appointed Rambert’s new Music Fellow. Anna, who completed her Master’s in Composition this year, will now work with the London-based company for one year, composing, arranging and orchestrating music for its contemporary dance work. She said: ‘I have learned so much during my time at RNCM and I feel that […]

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Alumni Shortlisted for British Composer Awards

25 October 2016

Categories: Alumni

Alumni Emily Howard, Lucy Pankhurst and Sir Harrison Birtwistle have been shortlisted for a 2016 British Composer Award. Announced today (Tuesday 25 October), this year’s nominations features 33 works across 11 categories, including contemporary jazz composition, choral, orchestral, sonic art and small chamber. Emily, a Senior Lecturer in Composition who graduated in 2004, is nominated in […]

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RNCM Partners Peking University Academy of Opera

19 October 2016

Categories: Alumni

The RNCM has announced a new professional partnership with Peking University Academy of Opera (PKU). Commencing on 1 November 2016 and lasting a period of three years, the exciting partnership will focus specifically on vocal and opera training opportunities for students and staff in Manchester and PKU’s home in Beijing, China. Professor Linda Merrick, RNCM Principal, […]

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Funding Support for EU Students

11 October 2016

The Government has announced today (11 October) that EU students applying for a place at an English university or higher education institution in the 2017 to 18 academic year will continue to be eligible for student loans and grants – and will be for the duration of their course. The decision means that students applying to study […]

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New Partnership for RNCM and NYWOGB

10 October 2016

Categories: Alumni

The RNCM has announced a new partnership with the National Youth Wind Orchestra of Great Britain (NYWO) to enhance the experience of talented young musicians and promote best practice in wind orchestra development nationally and internationally. The NYWO is the UK’s premier youth wind orchestra, bringing together some of the finest young woodwind, brass and percussion […]

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Solem wins Tunnell Trust Award

6 October 2016

Categories: Alumni

The Solem Quartet – the RNCM’s Junior Fellows in Chamber Music – has won a Tunnell Trust Award. The foursome, violinists Amy Tress and Catherine Landen, violist Alistair Vennart, and cellist Stephanie Tress, will now give a series of concerts in Scotland during the 2017/18 season. They said: ‘We’re thrilled to have been chosen as Tunnell Trust […]

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RNCM Launches New Campaign Celebrating its Supporters

6 October 2016

Categories: Alumni

The RNCM has launched a new campaign celebrating the vital role supporters and donors play in ensuring every talented young musician can access a conservatoire education. From the high level funding of established trusts and foundations to the financial support of individual music lovers, With You highlights the invaluable difference people and organisations make to […]

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Alumnus Wins International Piano Competition

4 October 2016

Categories: Alumni

Alumnus Alexander Panfilov has won First Prize and the Audience Prize at the Rina Sala Gallo International Piano Competition based in Monza, Italy. The 2016 graduate was one of 32 pianists competing in the biannual competition, which included three preliminary rounds before the grand final on Saturday 24 September. Alexander, a pupil of Graham Scott […]

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