Calleja Supports Your RNCM

23 April 2014

Award-winning tenor Joseph Calleja is the latest musician to pledge his support to Your RNCM. Joseph, who was born in Malta and is recognised as one of his country’s biggest celebrities, is currently performing the title role in Gounod’s Faust at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden alongside Bryn Terfel and RNCM alumnus Simon Keenlyside. […]

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RNCM Library Wins Second Excellence Award

16 April 2014

The RNCM Library has secured its second Excellence Award from the International Association of Music Libraries (UK and Ireland). Presented every two years, the Awards acknowledge music libraries which demonstrate sustained good work and good practice in addition to recognising outstanding personal achievement by individuals. They also provide an opportunity for music collections – of […]

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RNCM Produces Single in Support of Concert Hall Campaign

14 April 2014

RNCM postgraduate conductor Daniel Parkinson and students from the School of Strings have teamed up with British pianist and Junior RNCM alumnus David Schofield to release a charity single in aid of Your RNCM. A new version of the famous Londonderry Air, or Danny Boy as it’s more commonly known, will be released through all […]

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Alumna to Perform in Nyman’s Hillsborough Memorial

9 April 2014

Mezzo-soprano Kathryn Rudge will sing the names of the 96 football fans who died at Hillsborough as part of a new symphony commemorating the disaster by composer Michael Nyman. Symphony No 11: Hillsborough Memorial will be performed by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and local singers at the city’s Cathedral during the opening of the […]

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ROSL Award for Zelkova

4 April 2014

The Zelkova Quartet has received the Elias Fawcett Award after being recognised as the most outstanding chamber ensemble in this year’s Royal Over-Seas League ARTS competition. Violinists Caroline Pether and Simran Singh, violist Rhiannon James, and cellist Jonathan Pether competed in the Ensemble A Category final with fellow RNCM students and eventual winners the Solem […]

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He Comes Out on Top in Sydney

1 April 2014

Categories: Alumni

Alumnus Yelian He has won the inaugural Australian Cello Awards (ACA) competition, held in Sydney last month. Yelian, who graduated in 2011, was one of three cellists aged 18 to 29 to make it through to the final following a preliminary digital round and a live semi-final. Performing to judges John Painter AM, Catherine Hewgill, […]

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Henk Guittart Joins RNCM School of Strings

24 March 2014

The RNCM is pleased to welcome Dutch violist and conductor Henk Guittart as its new International Tutor in Strings Performance and Pedagogy, commencing in September. Founder and former member of the acclaimed Schoenberg Quartet, Henk is recognised worldwide as an exceptional tutor, chamber music coach, and conductor. To date he has held positions at the […]

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Harish Shankar is New Junior Fellow in Conducting

20 March 2014

The RNCM is delighted to announce that Harish Shankar is the new Junior Fellow in Conducting, commencing in September 2014. Malaysian-born Harish was one of 13 candidates chosen to attend the live auditions in early March, selected from over 100 applications. Two candidates made it through to the final round conducting the RNCM Symphony Orchestra […]

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Zoltan Kiss Appointed International Tutor in Trombone

17 March 2014

The Philip Jones Centre for Brass at the RNCM is delighted to announce the appointment of Zoltan Kiss as its International Tutor in Trombone. Zoltan visited the RNCM at the beginning of March and made an immediate and striking impression with a recital delivered to a capacity audience and two days of teaching. Zoltan, who […]

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Mezzo Emma Wins Harwood Award

13 March 2014

Postgraduate mezzo-soprano Emma Stannard has won the 2014 Elizabeth Harwood Memorial Award for Singers. Emma, who is studying for an MMus in Solo Performance with Peter Wilson, performed pieces by Handel, Mozart, Dvořák, Donizetti and Elgar to secure the Award, accompanied by Robin Humphreys. On winning, she said: ‘It was an honour to perform in […]

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