Five RNCM alumni join National Opera Studio
Congratulations to the five RNCM alumni named Young Artists and Emerging Artists by the National Opera Studio for 2020-21.
Established by the Arts Council as a link between music colleges and the main UK opera companies, the NOS offers professional training of the highest quality to musicians, providing tailor-made performance opportunities and invaluable coaching from some of the industry’s leading artists.
Young Artists for 2020/2021
Thomas Hopkinson (bass, 2014)
Philip Clieve (tenor, 2015)
Molly Barker (mezzo-soprano, 2020)
Neil Balfour (bass-baritone, 2017)
Nadia Kisseleva (piano, 2020)
The 2019/20 cohort of Young Artists featured RNCM alumnae Eliza Boom and Alexandra Lowe. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, they were sadly unable to hold their usual end of year concert, so they came together virtually to put together this concert instead, which is available to watch online for a short time:
24 July 2020