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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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Winners of 2018 RNCM Entrepreneurship Award announced

4 April 2018

Launched in 2016, the RNCM Entrepreneurship Award is an opportunity for RNCM students to win a financial award and mentor support for projects and businesses they are developing. This year, a total of 29 hopeful students submitted business plans and project proposals. Ten students were put through to the final on March 20, where they pitched their ideas to a […]

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Summer 2018 at the RNCM

4 April 2018

We’ve announced our Summer 2018 season. Between April and July we’ll be hosting everything from classical, big band and vocal to a fantastic collaboration with Manchester Jazz Festival. Embarking on the final leg of our year-long French Connections journey, the season continues to explore the music and musicians of France and their connections far and […]

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Beaverbrooks sponsors RNCM Engage

22 March 2018

We are delighted that Beaverbrooks has become a key sponsor of RNCM Engage. RNCM Engage is our learning and participation programme and the training ground for students in creative and professional practice. Through a variety of professional partnerships with health, education and music organisations, students have opportunities to develop their skills away from the stage, […]

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A4 Brass wins ROSL ARTS Ensemble Award

21 March 2018

Congratulations to A4 Brass, winners of the ROSL ARTS Mixed Ensemble Award. Their achievement follows Kabantu’s success in the same category last year, and marks the fifth time an RNCM Ensemble has been awarded the prize since the Aurora Percussion Duo in 2012. Now in its 66th year, the ROSL ARTS, the arts division of […]

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