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Students Enjoy Placement with Royal Marines Band

3 March 2017

RNCM students Nat Martin (tenor horn) and Sarah Byron (saxophone) were given an insight into the life of the Royal Marines Band Service (RMBS) last month as they joined the Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines, Portsmouth (The Royal Band) for a week’s musical training. Culminating in a concert conducted by RNCM postgraduate Captain Sam Hairsine […]

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Alumnus Represents Australia in BBC Cardiff Singer of the World

2 March 2017

Categories: Alumni

Congratulations to RNCM alumnus Kang Wang, who has been chosen to represent Australia at the 2017 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition. One of the world’s most popular music competitions, the BBC Cardiff Singer is the premier showcase for opera and concert singers at the outset of their careers. Almost 400 applications were received […]

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Matthew Eden is Black Dyke’s Young Composer in Residence

21 February 2017

Second year undergraduate Matthew Eden has been announced as Black Dyke Band’s Young Composer in Residence for 2017. A student of Laura Bowler, Matthew began playing the piano at the age of six and started to compose his own music shortly afterwards. At 14 he wrote his first sizeable work, the three movement Fantasia for […]

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RNCM Wins UniBrass 2017

20 February 2017

The RNCM Brass Band came out on top at this year’s UniBrass Competition. Not only did the band win the coveted UniBrass Trophy, but second year undergraduate Dominic Longhurst (cornet) picked up the award for Best Soloist, while fourth year composer Callum Harrison was announced as Best Conductor. Taking place at Harrogate International Centre on […]

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Jean-Efflam Bavouzet Joins as International Chair in Piano

20 February 2017

The RNCM is pleased to announce that acclaimed pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet will join the College in September as International Chair in Piano. 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 […]

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RNCM Soprano’s Success at Clonter

16 February 2017

Congratulations to Samantha Clarke, winner of Second Prize and the Audience Prize at this year’s Clonter Opera competition. The postgraduate soprano, who performed the role of Fiordiligi in the RNCM’s 2016 production of Mozart’s Cosí fan tutte, was one of five singers from UK conservatoires to take part in the annual event at Clonter’s home in […]

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RNCM Recognised by Department for International Trade

6 February 2017

Categories: Alumni

The RNCM has been recognised by the Department for International Trade for its strong educational links in China. Held at The Lowry, Salford Quays, on Friday 3 February, The Greater China Awards were open to any companies or organisations in the North West of England which have made a significant contribution to developing business or […]

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RNCM Celebrates Gift from The Patron’s Fund

6 February 2017

The RNCM has received a gift from The Patron’s Fund to help support the work of RNCM Young Company. Forming part of RNCM Engage, RNCM Young Company is a talented musical theatre group offering everyone aged 13 to 18, regardless of ability or experience, the opportunity to work with industry professionals to improve acting, singing […]

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Double Award Win for RNCM Alumnus

31 January 2017

Categories: Alumni

Alumnus James Hendry was celebrating last night after scooping two British Education Awards. A brand new initiative, the British Education Awards were established last year to identify and celebrate individuals who have excelled within our education system. Divided into four categories (GCSE, A Level, Vocational and Degree), James won both the Regional Degree Award and […]

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RNCM Opera Nominated for Manchester Theatre Award

17 January 2017

Categories: Alumni

RNCM Opera’s production of Offenbach’s La Vie Parisienne has been nominated for a Manchester Theatre Award. Following last year’s Best Opera win for Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, La Vie Parisienne appears in the Best Design category alongside Endgame (HOME), Singin’ in the Rain (Octagon Theatre) and The Pitmen Painters (Oldham Coliseum). Transforming the stage into […]

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Graham Vick appointed International Chair of Opera

17 January 2017

Categories: Alumni

The RNCM has appointed internationally renowned director and alumnus Graham Vick CBE as its first International Chair of Opera. Working in opera houses across the globe with leading conductors and singers, Graham has established a career as one of the world’s foremost opera directors since graduating from the Royal Manchester College of Music (now RNCM) […]

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Luthiers Make New Viola for RNCM Collection

13 January 2017

For the past week, four of the country’s finest instrument makers (William Castle, Helen Michetschläger, Kai-Thomas Roth, Marc Soubeyran) have been busy creating a brand new viola. Made possible thanks to a generous bequest by Thomas Jellis, the viola is based on an instrument by the 18th century Venetian maker Anselmo Bellosio. It was completed […]

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