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Mezzo-soprano receives Independent Opera scholarship

28 November 2017

Postgraduate mezzo-soprano Rhiain Taylor has received a Vocal Scholarship from Independent Opera at Sadler’s Wells. Awarded annually to a singer entering their final year of study on a specialist opera course at specific UK conservatoires, Vocal Scholarships provide £5,000 towards course fees, along with the opportunity to perform in the annual IO Scholars’ Recital at […]

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Manoj Kamps signed by IMG Artists

28 November 2017

Categories: Alumni

Congratulations to conductor Manoj Kamps, signed by IMG Artists for General Management Graduating this summer after two years as our Junior Fellow in Conducting, Manoj will be managed by Jennifer Spencer in association with Jennifer Spencer Consultancy from IMG’s London office. Jennifer said: ‘I first heard about Manoj from Iván Fischer, when he assisted on […]

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Jean-Efflam Bavouzet awarded RNCM Fellowship

28 November 2017

Categories: Alumni

We were proud to award pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet with Fellowship of the RNCM during his latest visit to the College. Recognised as one of the most engaging live performers of his generation, Jean-Efflam enjoys an eminent career as a solo recitalist and recording artist. He has also worked regularly with the world’s leading orchestras and […]

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Keiko Abe awarded Fellowship of the RNCM

24 November 2017

Categories: Alumni

We were proud to award Yamaha artist Keiko Abe with Fellowship of the RNCM during a recent visit to the College. The marimba virtuoso, who turned 80 earlier this year, was presented with the accolade by Principal Professor Linda Merrick on Thursday 23 November following a lunchtime concert with RNCM percussion students. Fellowship of the […]

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Eminent vocal alumni in live cinema broadcast from the Met

17 November 2017

Categories: Alumni

The stellar cast of Thomas Adès’s opera The Exterminating Angel features a host of familiar names from the RNCM To mark its American première, the much-anticipated opera is being broadcast live in HD from the Met tomorrow to cinemas around the world – including one in Manchester. Among the cast are RNCM President and alumnus Sir John Tomlinson, […]

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HEFCE supports RNCM digital project with £1.05m grant

14 November 2017

Categories: Alumni

The RNCM has received £1.05 million from the Higher Education Funding Council for England’s Catalyst Fund to establish a significant digital project linking the College with university music departments and professional partners across England. RNCM Ensemble+ will see the Manchester conservatoire connect to music departments at the Universities of Leeds, Liverpool, Newcastle, Nottingham, Sheffield and […]

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Olympias Music Foundation wins Integration Award

10 November 2017

Categories: Alumni

Congratulations to PhD student Jo-Yee Cheung and all RNCM students and alumni involved in the Olympias Music Foundation (OMF) on being named Grassroots Champion at the 2017 Community Integration Awards. The Community Integration Awards reward best practice in community integration and cohesion across the UK. Its aim is to influence the immigration debate by highlighting […]

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RNCM partner shortlisted for Music Teacher Award

9 November 2017

Congratulations to our professional partner, the National Youth Wind Orchestra of Great Britain (NWOGB), shortlisted for a 2018 Music Teacher Award for Excellence. Nominated for the Best Classical Music Education Initiative Award, the NWOGB is the UK’s premier youth wind orchestra, bringing together some of the finest young woodwind, brass and percussion players aged 14 […]

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RNCM Pathfinder

7 November 2017

The RNCM has announced a three-year initiative to help aspiring young musicians within Greater Manchester progress their musical talent. In collaboration with the Greater Manchester Music Hub, One Education Music and the BBC Philharmonic, RNCM Pathfinder will work to increase opportunities for children and young people to access musical activities and support them in overcoming […]

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