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RNCM to Host 2015 ESCOM Conference

13 January 2014

The Ninth Triennial Conference of ESCOM (the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music) will be held at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) between Monday 17 and Sunday 23 August 2015, supported by a £30,000 subvention from Marketing Manchester and sponsorship in kind from SAGE Publishers, the Institute for Musical Research and […]

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A Child of Our Time – Performance Opportunity

8 January 2014

The RNCM is looking to recruit young people aged 15-25 to take part in a pioneering musical event where you are the composers, creators and performers. This culturally diverse group will work together to create and perform a new multi-media piece at The Bridgewater Hall on Wednesday 26 March. The work will be created by […]

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Hough and Maxwell Davies Receive New Year’s Honours

2 January 2014

RNCM alumnus Stephen Hough and RMCM alumnus Sir Peter Maxwell Davies have been recognised in The Queen’s 2014 New Year’s Honours list. Stephen, who graduated in 1981 and is also the College’s International Chair in Piano Studies, has been awarded a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) for services to music, while […]

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RNCM News Winter 2013

17 December 2013

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Legendary Violin Donated to RNCM

11 December 2013

The RNCM recently received a very special violin, used to accompany stars such as Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr and Shirley Bassey. The 1762 Nicolaus Gagliano instrument, worth an estimated £120,000, was donated to the College by Christine Bradbury-Sullivan, a graduate of the Royal Manchester College of Music, who died on 30 October at the […]

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BBC Performing Arts Fund Supports RNCM Outreach

9 December 2013

RNCM Outreach is one of 58 community organisations to be awarded a grant from the 2013 BBC Performing Arts Fund. A total of £5000 has been given to the department to support its Youth Perform project; a musical theatre group established in 2009 to provide performance opportunities for children from families with no history of […]

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Students Perform with KorVest

3 December 2013

Following the launch of The Platform earlier this year, the School of Vocal Studies and Opera has embraced its new partnership with KorVest, the ensemble of Bergen Opera and the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. In October and November, sopranos Catriona Hewitson and Catrin Woodruff, and baritones Graham McCusker and Steven Griffin took part in the College’s […]

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Alpesh Chauhan is CBSO’s First Conducting Fellow

3 December 2013

RNCM postgraduate conductor Alpesh Chauhan has been appointed the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra’s first Conducting Fellow. Alpesh, aged 23, is currently studying for an MMus in Solo Performance (Conducting) with Clark Rundell after joining the RNCM as an undergraduate cellist in 2008. The yearlong position means that he will now gain access to some […]

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RNCM to Benefit from Doctoral Training Partnership

3 December 2013

Categories: Research

The RNCM is one of seven higher education institutions within the North West Consortium (NWC) to benefit from a £14 million grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to train the next generation of researchers. Led by The University of Manchester, the NWC includes Keele, Lancaster, Liverpool, Manchester Metropolitan, and Salford Universities, in […]

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RNCM Singers at the Arran Summer School

25 November 2013

Over 10 RNCM students and alumni took part in the 2013 Arran Summer School, participating in singing lessons, coaching sessions and masterclasses with an established team of music staff including Peter Alexander Wilson, Patricia MacMahon, John Fisher, Linda Ormiston and Alexander Crowe. Sopranos Katie Connor, Jessica Gillingwater, Joanna Norman and Amy Webber, mezzos Emma Stannard […]

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