Alumnus joins Manchester Camerata

31 July 2017

Congratulations to alumnus James Thomas on his appointment as Manchester Camerata’s Head of Artistic Development and Planning. James, who studied bassoon at the RNCM and graduated in 2009, joins the orchestra from his position as General Manager of the award-winning Sinfonia Cymru. In his new role, James will work closely with both Manchester Camerata and […]

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Maria luc wins international competition

26 July 2017

Congratulations to third year pianist Maria Luc, winner of the Norah Sande Award. Open to pianists between the age 18 and 25 living, training or working in Sussex, Kent, Surrey or London, the Norah Sande Award is an international competition held annually in Eastbourne. Maria, a pupil of Helen Krizos, performed works by Beethoven, Ligeti […]

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Emily Howard receives grant from PRSF Composers’ Fund

20 July 2017

Congratulations to Dr Emily Howard, one of 10 composers to receive a grant from the PRS Foundation Composers’ Fund. The RNCM alumna and Senior Lecturer in Composition has received the funding for a new chamber opera, To See The Invisible, she is writing in collaboration with writer Selma Dimitrijevic and director Dan Ayling. She said: […]

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RNCM Students Join New Order for MIF Special

18 July 2017

Categories: Alumni Popular Music

It’s rave reviews all round for the RNCM students who performed with New Order at this year’s Manchester International Festival. Providing a fantastic synthesiser orchestra conducted by composer/arranger Joe Duddell, Aaron Breeze, George Burrage, James Davis, Ruairi Leonard, Ellen Lewis, Emily Owen, Andrew Jones, Gareth Jones, Anna Disley-Simpson, Charlie Sinclair, Carmel Smickersgill, Ollie Walton and […]

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Kang Wang Wins Second Prize at International Competiton

14 July 2017

Congratulations to alumnus Kang Wang on winning Second Prize at the International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition. Fresh from representing Australia in this year’s BBC Cardiff Singer of the World, Kang was one of 1125 applicants worldwide to enter the prestigious competition, 15 of which made it through to the final earlier this month. One […]

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Jan Wierzba is Assistant Conductor of Netherlands Philharmonic

12 July 2017

Categories: Alumni Conducting

Alumnus Jan Wierzba has been appointed Assistant Conductor of the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra. The 2015 graduate was one of 300 conductors to apply for the position, eight of which were chosen to audition with the orchestra before a final three were selected to attend an interview. The Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra and its partner the Netherlands […]

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