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Double Award Win for RNCM Alumnus

31 January 2017

Categories: Alumni

Alumnus James Hendry was celebrating last night after scooping two British Education Awards. A brand new initiative, the British Education Awards were established last year to identify and celebrate individuals who have excelled within our education system. Divided into four categories (GCSE, A Level, Vocational and Degree), James won both the Regional Degree Award and […]

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RNCM Opera Nominated for Manchester Theatre Award

17 January 2017

Categories: Alumni

RNCM Opera’s production of Offenbach’s La Vie Parisienne has been nominated for a Manchester Theatre Award. Following last year’s Best Opera win for Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, La Vie Parisienne appears in the Best Design category alongside Endgame (HOME), Singin’ in the Rain (Octagon Theatre) and The Pitmen Painters (Oldham Coliseum). Transforming the stage into […]

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Graham Vick appointed International Chair of Opera

17 January 2017

Categories: Alumni

The RNCM has appointed internationally renowned director and alumnus Graham Vick CBE as its first International Chair of Opera. Working in opera houses across the globe with leading conductors and singers, Graham has established a career as one of the world’s foremost opera directors since graduating from the Royal Manchester College of Music (now RNCM) […]

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Luthiers Make New Viola for RNCM Collection

13 January 2017

For the past week, four of the country’s finest instrument makers (William Castle, Helen Michetschläger, Kai-Thomas Roth, Marc Soubeyran) have been busy creating a brand new viola. Made possible thanks to a generous bequest by Thomas Jellis, the viola is based on an instrument by the 18th century Venetian maker Anselmo Bellosio. It was completed […]

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RNCM Saxophonist Performs at Leading Cultural Event

11 January 2017

Second year saxophonist Caitlin Laing was one of the main performers at Creative Industries Federation’s second anniversary celebration on Monday 9 January. Held at the new Design Museum in London, the special event – highlighting the success of the UK’s arts, creative industries and cultural education – included key note speeches and addresses from Greg […]

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Alumnus Conducts Advert for PlayStation 4

3 January 2017

Categories: Alumni

Alumnus Robert Guy has conducted Manchester Camerata in a haunting version of Eurythmics’ Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) for PlayStation 4’s latest advert. Robert, who graduated in 2012, was recently appointed Conductor of the University of Manchester Chorus and a Tutor in Conducting in its music faculty. He was guest conducting with Camerata when […]

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