Dr Yakubu Karagama Appointed Honorary Visiting Fellow

1 November 2012

Categories: Research

We are pleased to announce that Dr Yakubu Karagama, Consultant Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist, has accepted the position of Honorary Visiting Fellow at the RNCM. Dr Karagama did his Higher Surgical Training in Newcastle-upon-Tyne where he obtained a Certificate of Completion of Training in Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery and an MSC in Advanced […]

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Postgraduate Pianist Wins International Competition

31 October 2012

Postgraduate pianist Syuzanna Kaszo has won First Prize in the 15th Stefano Marizza International Piano Competition.  The Competition, which took place in Trieste, Italy between October 22 and 24, included competitors from Italy, Slovenia, Austria, Germany, Poland, the Ukraine and Great Britain. Finalists were asked to present a 45 minute recital featuring one classic sonata […]

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Alumna Returns with Opera Company

29 October 2012

Categories: Alumni

Alumna Kate Flowers makes a welcome return to the RNCM later this month when her company, Co-Opera Co., presents Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel and Mozart’s The Magic Flute at the RNCM Theatre. Kate, who joined the College as a soprano when it opened in 1972, established the company alongside production and lighting designer Paul Need four […]

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Alexandre Bloch Wins Prestigious Competition

24 October 2012

French conductor Alexandre Bloch has been named the winner of the prestigious Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition, receiving £15,000 and the chance to work as Assistant Conductor with the London Symphony Orchestra for one year. The competition was created by Donatella Flick in 1990 and is open to conductors under the age of 35 who […]

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Roger Webster Awarded Professorship

19 October 2012

RNCM Tutor in Cornet, Roger Webster, has been awarded the title of Professor. As a trumpet and cornet player, Roger has performed with many of the UK’s top brass bands and orchestras, as well as with the world-renowned Alliance Brass Ensemble. He is also constantly conducting research in the area of psychotherapy, with special relevance […]

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Human Trafficking Opera Anya 17 Nominated for Top Music Award

18 October 2012

Hot on the heels of Anya17’s recent Best Stage or Film Production Media Award  win at The House of Commons presented by the Human Trafficking Foundation, this challenging opera reflecting the terrible reality of Sex Trafficking in the EU has just been nominated for the UK’s most prestigious Classical Music Award. The Royal Philharmonic Society (RPS) Music […]

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Anya 17 Wins Media Award

17 October 2012

The RNCM is delighted to announce that the libretto of Adam Gorb (Head of Composition) and Ben Kaye’s unique new opera, Anya17, has won a Human Trafficking Foundation Anti-Slavery Day Media Award for Best Stage or Film Production Raising Awareness of Human Trafficking. The opera, which premièred in March to great reviews, is the first of […]

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RNCM at Festival No 6

30 September 2012

Several RNCM students had a summer to remember performing at the inaugural Festival No 6 in September alongside New Order and Primal Scream. The Aurora Percussion Duo (Delia Steven and Le Yu), the Absolution Saxophone Quartet (Anthony Brown, Jennifer Palfreyman, Spencer Moran and Fraser Johnston) and Holly Melia and Sarah Bennett of the Tempest Flute […]

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RNCM Announces its 2012 Fellows and Honorary Members

28 September 2012

The RNCM is pleased to announce its 2012 Fellows and Honorary Members. This year, during the RNCM’s 40th anniversary celebrations, five distinguished musicians, tutors and conductors have been chosen to become Fellows of the RNCM (FRNCM) and four influential names from the arts and music education have the title of Honorary Member (HonRNCM). James Clark, […]

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RNCM Top Place for Manchester Students

26 September 2012

The RNCM has been recognised as Manchester’s best higher education institution for overall student satisfaction according to the 2012 National Student Survey (NSS). The results, published yesterday (September 27), gave the College an overall score of 87% placing it higher than the University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Salford.  Speaking of […]

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Nemtsov Duo Wins International Award

31 August 2012

RNCM cellist Mikhail Nemtsov and his sister, pianist Elena Nemtsova, won First Prize in the Swedish International Duo Competition last month. Forty duos from over 20 countries took part in the competition, which consisted of a preliminary round, semi-final and final. Speaking of the win, Mikhail (pictured above) said: ‘We were delighted to have won […]

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RNCM Remembers Sir Bernard Lovell: 1913 – 2012

6 August 2012

We were deeply saddened to hear the news that Sir Bernard Lovell, founder of the Jodrell Bank Observatory, has died at the age of 98. Sir Bernard was a much-admired Honorary Member and Friend of the RNCM, and last year he spoke to us about his passion for music…             […]

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