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IMG Artists Signs Soprano Katie Lowe

16 May 2017

Categories: Alumni

Congratulations to alumna Katie Lowe, who has been signed by IMG Artists for General Management. The 30-year-old soprano, who performed the role of Anna Murrant in the RNCM’s 2015 production of Weill’s Street Scene, graduated in 2016 with a Postgraduate Diploma in Solo Performance. That same year she was announced as a Samling Scholar and received a Postgraduate Fellowship from […]

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A4 Brass Performs at Brassed Off Red Carpet Event

12 May 2017

Congratulations to A4 Brass on their fantastic red carpet performance on 9 May to mark the 21st birthday screening of the classic British film Brassed Off at the Royal Albert Hall. Jamie Smith (cornet), Jonathan Bates (tenor horn), Michael Cavanagh (baritone) and Chris Robertson (euphonium) were invited to play before the event as cast and […]

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Nicholas Thompson Appointed Head of Wind, Brass and Percussion

9 May 2017

Categories: Alumni

The RNCM is delighted to announce the appointment of Nicholas Thompson as its next Head of the School of Wind, Brass and Percussion, commencing in September. Nicholas joins the RNCM from his position as Principal Trumpet of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe; a seat he has held for almost 30 years. More recently, he has […]

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RNCM Composers Chosen for LSO Panufnik Scheme

8 May 2017

Categories: Alumni

Congratulations to Grace Mason and Han Xu, two of six young composers selected to take part in the 2017 LSO Panufnik Composers Scheme. Established in 2005 in memory of Sir Andrzej Panufnik, the scheme enables six young composers to experiment and develop their orchestral writing skills under the guidance of renowned composer Colin Matthews and […]

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Grace Celebrates Handel’s Water Music with BBC Commission

4 May 2017

Third year undergraduate composer, Grace Mason has been asked to write a piece celebrating the 300th anniversary of Handel’s Water Music for the BBC Proms. A co-commission from the Proms and BBC Radio 4’s Front Row, the work is one of 30 premières to be performed during this year’s festival and will be broadcast live […]

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Chroma Harp Duo Wins Camac Ensemble Prize

2 May 2017

Congratulations to the Chroma Harp Duo (Lucy Nolan and Rebecca McIlroy), winners of the Ensemble Prize at the 2017 Camac London Harp Competition. A major award for harpists sponsored by the French harp makers Camac, the competition is open to harpists of conservatoire standard or beyond studying or resident in the UK or Ireland up […]

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Alumnus Gains Leading Role with RCO

2 May 2017

Categories: Alumni

Alumnus Tom Bell has been appointed Director of the Royal College of Organists’ North of England, North Wales and Isle of Man regions. Tom’s appointment completes the leadership team for the College’s new regional structure, which will see directors supporting teams of co-ordinators in arranging events and initiatives throughout the UK. Tom said: ‘I have been […]

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