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Manus Carey Appointed RNCM Director of Performance

26 April 2017

Categories: Alumni

The Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) is delighted to announce the appointment of Manus Carey as its new Director of Performance, commencing in September. Manus comes to the College with extensive experience from his current role as Executive Producer at the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO); a position he has held since 2013. In […]

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Government Confirms Funding for EU Students for 2018/19

25 April 2017

Categories: Alumni

EU students applying for university places in the 2018 to 2019 academic year will remain eligible for financial support. The government has confirmed that EU students will continue to remain eligible for undergraduate, master’s, postgraduate and advanced learner financial support in academic year 2018 to 2019. The decision means EU students applying for an undergraduate […]

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RNCM at the BBC Proms

20 April 2017

Categories: Alumni

This year’s BBC Proms line-up has just been announced and there’s lots of involvement from RNCM singers and musicians. Running between 14 July and 9 September, this year’s Proms promises eight weeks of concerts, talks, workshops, family events and more before things draw to a close with the famous Last Night of the Proms. RNCM […]

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RNCM SU President to Run London Marathon for Global Charity

20 April 2017

The very best of luck to RNCM SU President Hayley Parkes, who’s running the London Marathon on Sunday in aid of Make Some Noise. The official charity of media and entertainment group Global, Make Some Noise supports small but brilliant charities across the UK, which help youngsters and their families living with illness, disability or […]

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Student Success at Bromsgrove International Competition

11 April 2017

RNCM students have excelled at this year’s Bromsgrove International Musicians’ Competition, winning four out of the five prizes available. Second year pianist Wyn Chan and third year cellist Wayne Kwon both walked away with £3000 Finalist Prizes, while fourth year pianist Dominic Degavino (who recently won the Royal Over-Seas League Arts Keyboard Final) won the […]

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Alumnus Benefits from RSNO’s Composers’ Hub

6 April 2017

Categories: Alumni

RNCM alumnus Daniel Kidane has won the chance to have one of his latest works, Zulu, premiered by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO). The 2012 graduate was one of five UK composers to be selected to benefit from the Royal Scottish National Orchestra’s RSNO Composers’ Hub – the second annual initiative to develop the […]

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Alumni Shortlisted for RPS Music Awards

5 April 2017

Categories: Alumni

Alumni Andrew Gourlay, Christine Rice and Mark Simpson have been shortlisted for RPS Music Awards. Andrew, a former Hallé Assistant Conductor, has been shortlisted as a potential RPS Young Artist, while mezzo-soprano Christine, who has performed with leading opera companies worldwide, appears in the Singer category, and JRNCM alumnus Mark, the BBC Philharmonic’s Composer in Association, […]

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Kathleen Gaspoz Makes History with Brighouse and Rastrick

4 April 2017

Kathleen Gaspoz has become Brighouse and Rastrick’s first female Principal Cornet in the band’s 136 year history. The RNCM postgraduate was offered the position by Professor David King after the conductor saw her perform during a College masterclass. Prior to this, she played Principal Cornet with the National Youth Band of Switzerland and the European […]

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Zelkova Wins St Martin’s Chamber Music Competition

4 April 2017

Categories: Alumni

Congratulations to the Zelkova Quartet, winners of the Main Prize at the St Martin’s Chamber Music Competition. Comprising alumni Caroline Pether (violin), Ed Pether (violin) and Jonathan Pether (cello), and postgraduate Alex Mitchell (viola), Zelkova performed works by Haydn and Debussy to secure the main prize, which offers the opportunity for the quartet to develop […]

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