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Leeds Lieder Artists 2018

23 April 2018

Congratulations to current students Caroline Taylor (soprano), Anna Chiu (piano accompaniment) and Rachel Fright (Junior Fellow in Piano Accompaniment) and alum Peter Edge (bass-baritone), chosen as 2018 Leeds Lieder Young Artists. Leeds Lieder was founded in 2004 to promote the enjoyment, understanding, appreciation, composition and performance of art-song. Each year the finest young duo and next […]

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RNCM musicians chosen for Jazz North’s touring scheme

18 April 2018

Artephis, Manchester Jazz Collective and Täpp have all been selected as ambassador artists for Jazz North’s northern line touring scheme 2018 – 2019. Launched in 2013, northern line is an innovative model for touring which gives promoters the opportunity to programme high quality artists with low financial risk. To date, 59 ambassador artists have taken […]

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Carly Paoli signs with world’s top publishing company

17 April 2018

Singer, lyricist and RNCM alumna Carly Paoli has been signed to Sony/ATV as part of a deal struck between the world’s No 1 music publishing company and the independent publishing and record company ABIAH. The deal covers London-based ABIAH’s entire song catalogue, including songs by Carly and celebrated composer, arranger and conductor Romano Musumarra, which […]

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RNCM backs Plastic Free Greater Manchester campaign

13 April 2018

The RNCM is backing Andy Burnham’s environmental pledge to remove single-use plastics by 2020 and make Greater Manchester one of the leading green cities in Europe. To help realise these ambitions, the Mayor of Greater Manchester hosted a landmark Green Summit on 21 March, bringing together environmental experts, interest groups, partner agencies, academics and local […]

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David Butt Philip shortlisted for RPS Music Award

13 April 2018

Congratulations to alum David Butt Philip, shortlisted in the Singer category of the 2018 RPS Music Awards. Presented in association with Radio 3, the RPS Music Awards are the highest recognition for live classical music in the UK. Divided into 13 categories, they honour musicians, composers, writers, broadcasters and inspirational arts organisations. Amongst shortlisted ensembles […]

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Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe Scholarship Awards

13 April 2018

Congratulations to postgraduate clarinettist Antonio Perez-Barrera, winner of a Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe Scholarship Award. The annual competition, which focuses on a different instrument discipline each year, provides performance opportunities, valuable international profile and financial assistance to talented music students throughout Europe. This year’s competition took place at the RNCM earlier this month and […]

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Pianist receives Making Music UK PDGYA award

9 April 2018

Pianist Ugnius Pauliukonis has been selected as one of the 2018 recipients of Making Music UK’s Philip and Dorothy Green Young Artists (PDGYA) award. The PDGTA awards help to kick start the careers of up-and-coming classical musicians by providing performance opportunities with Making Music UK members. Over the years they have supported numerous RNCM musicians, […]

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RNCM pianist wins Bromsgrove

9 April 2018

Third-year pianist Luke Jones has won the 2018 Bromsgrove International Musicians Competition. Held between 3 and 7 April, the competition is open to instrumentalists and singers aged 18 to 25 (28 in the case of singers) from around the world. Following audition, 12 were selected to play in the semi-finals with three making it through […]

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RNCM Wind Orchestra releases 10th Chandos CD

6 April 2018

The RNCM Wind Orchestra has released its 10th CD with Chandos. Conducted by Clark Rundell and Mark Heron, Latin Winds celebrates the strong Latin tradition of wind bands in an exhilarating programme. The album prominently features works by one of the most iconic composers for winds, the Brazilian Villa-Lobos. Their liveliness, freely changing modalities, ease […]

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Jess Gillam nominated for Classic BRIT Award

4 April 2018

Congratulations to Jess Gillam, who’s been nominated in The Sound of Classical poll at the 2018 Classic BRIT Awards. Aimed to promote the best emerging artists and ones-to-watch in classical music, the Sound of Classical poll is a new initiative for the Classic BRIT Awards, which returns after a five year break. The winner, aged […]

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