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Julian Joseph and the RNCM Big Band Present The Atomic Mr Basie

30 September 2014

Contemporary jazz pianist Julian Joseph joins the RNCM Big Band in October for a performance of The Atomic Mr Basie as part of Manchester Science Festival. Released in 1958 and subtitled E=MC2, The Atomic Mr Basie is widely recognised as Count Basie’s most famous and critically acclaimed albums. A calling card for legendary trumpeter Neal […]

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RNCM Appoints Head of Popular Music

25 September 2014

The RNCM is pleased to announce the appointment of Andy Stott as its new Head of Popular Music, commencing in October. Andy joins the College from his position as Head of Higher Education at Access to Music, in which capacity he has been directing the RNCM’s new BA (Hons) Popular Music Performance degree. ‘I’m delighted to […]

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RNCM Students to Learn from Olympian Psychologists

24 September 2014

The RNCM’s School of Strings will run two training days next month, offering students advice and guidance on the process of practising. The first, on Tuesday 7 October, will focus on what makes productive practice, looking specifically at warming up, listening and appraising, featuring workshops with violinist Simon Fischer and violist Henk Guittart. The second, […]

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Black Dyke Wins British Open Championship

11 September 2014

The Black Dyke Band has won the 2014 British Open Championship, held at Symphony Hall, Birmingham this month. Led by Nicholas Childs, recently granted the title of Professor by the RNCM, Black Dyke last won the prestigious competition in 2006, with this year’s result taking their total number of wins to a record-breaking 13. Talking […]

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GoGo Penguin Shortlisted for Mercury Prize

11 September 2014

GoGo Penguin’s second album, v2.0, has been shortlisted as one of the Barclaycard Mercury Prize Albums of the Year for 2014. The album, which follows the trio’s critically acclaimed début offering, Fanfares, is one of 12 to be nominated for the prestigious award, sitting alongside works by Damon Albarn, Bombay Bicycle Club, Anna Calvi, East […]

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Perényi Announced as RNCM’s Haworth International Chair in Cello

10 September 2014

Miklós Perényi has been announced as the RNCM’s new Haworth International Chair in Cello, commencing this term. This is a new position made possible by support from The Haworth Trust. Born in Hungary in 1948, Miklós is recognised worldwide as one of the greatest cellists of his generation. A multi-award winner, he completed his studies […]

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Alumni Join Kinshasa’s Inspirational Orchestra

9 September 2014

Four RNCM alumni are set to sing with the Kinshasa Symphony Orchestra and Choir during a special tour with the Hallé this month. Soprano Bryony Williams and mezzo-soprano Emma Stannard, who both graduated this year, baritone Daniel Shelvey, a 2013 alumnus, and tenor Matthew Moss, who graduated in 2010, will take to the stage of […]

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RNCM Students In Genesis 16 Line-Up

26 August 2014

Four RNCM vocal students have been accepted onto the 2014/15 Genesis Sixteen young artists’ scheme. Mezzo-sopranos Rachel Maby and Lucy Vallis, tenor James Black, and bass-baritone Peter Edge will now benefit from a series of week-long and weekend courses held throughout the year led by key figures from the world-famous choral and orchestral ensemble The […]

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Orlando Success for Benyounes

26 August 2014

RNCM alumni the Benyounes Quartet flew the flag for Great Britain in the Netherlands recently, winning Second Prize in the 2014 Orlando Competition. Violinists Zara Benyounes and Emily Holland, violist Tetsuumi Nagata, and cellist Kim Vaughan were one of eight quartets – and the only participant from Great Britain – to take part in the […]

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Notos is Waverley Junior Fellow in Chamber Music

21 August 2014

The RNCM International Chamber Music Studio is delighted to announce that the Notos Piano Quartet has been awarded the position of Waverley Junior Fellow in Chamber Music for the 2014/15 academic year. Formed in 2007, Notos (comprising violinist Sindri Lederer, violist Malte Koch, cellist Florian Streich, and pianist Antonia Köster) won the 2011 Parkhouse Award, […]

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