RNCM alumnus Dane Lam nominated in the 2018 International Opera Awards

30 January 2018

Categories: Alumni Conducting

Opera’s answer to the Oscars, the International Opera Awards honours outstanding achievement on stage, backstage and in the pit. This year, RNCM alumnus Dane Lam has received a nomination in the Best Newcomer category. Chinese-Australian Conductor Dane made his debut at the age of 18 with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra at the Sydney Opera House. […]

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Pankhurst writes anthem celebrating women’s vote

25 January 2018

PhD composition student, Lucy Pankhurst has written a choral work to mark 100 years since women won the right to vote. Commissioned by the BBC, Lucy, a distant relative of the famous family, worked alongside Emmeline’s great-granddaughter, the writer and women’s rights campaigner Helen Pankhurst, to create the Pankhurst Anthem. Taking inspiration from a famous […]

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Composer Amir writes score for Oscar-nominated film

24 January 2018

Huge congratulations to composer Amir Konjani, who’s written the soundtrack to the Oscar-nominated film The Silent Child. Announced yesterday (23 January), The Silent Child appears in the Live Action Short Film category of 90th Academy Awards and centres around Libby, a profoundly deaf four-year-old girl (played by Maisie Sly) who lives in silence until a […]

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RNCM productions nominated for MTAs

18 January 2018

Congratulations to everyone involved in RNCM Opera’s production of Cendrillon and RNCM Young Company’s Singin’ in the Rain, both nominated for Manchester Theatre Awards. Directed by Olivia Fuchs and conducted by Martin André, Massenet’s Cendrillon took place in December and featured a double cast from the School of Vocal Studies and Opera, with set and […]

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Jack Sheen to feature on new NMC Recordings album

12 January 2018

Categories: Conducting

Jack Sheen, our Junior Fellow in Conducting, is one of six young composers to feature on a new album by NMC Recordings. Next Wave 2 is a partnership project between Sound and Music, NMC Recordings and Sage Gateshead, designed to support and promote composers in higher education as they transition into the professional music industry. […]

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Alumna joins Pittsburgh Festival Opera’s Young Artists Programme

12 January 2018

Congratulations to alumna Lauren Fielder, one of 10 singers chosen to join Pittsburgh Festival Opera’s Young Professional Artists Programme. Forming part of the Pittsburgh Festival Opera’s 2018 summer activities, the scheme runs throughout June and July and offers opportunities for solo performance with orchestra. Lauren, who graduated in 2014, will also take part in the […]

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Kevin Gowland appointed Director of Woodwind (Deputy Head of School of WBP)

10 January 2018

The RNCM has appointed Kevin Gowland as Director of Woodwind (Deputy Head of School of Wind, Brass and Percussion), commencing in April. Kevin studied flute at the Royal College of Music with Susan Milan, before being appointed by Sir Simon Rattle as Flute Section Leader of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, a position he held […]

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RNCM Head of Operations awarded MBE in New Year’s Honours

3 January 2018

Congratulations to Neil Bohanna, Head of Operations, on being awarded an MBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours for services to higher education. Neil joined the College in 2009 as Head of Estates, becoming Head of Operations in 2015. Over the past eight years he has overseen the refurbishment of the Carole Nash Recital Room, […]

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