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.

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Young Artists for 2020/2021

Young Artists

Thomas Hopkinson (bass, 2014)

Philip Clieve (tenor, 2015)

Emerging Artists

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