Winning Streak for RNCM Pianists

11 March 2014

The RNCM’s School of Keyboard Studies has been celebrating impressive successes recently. Not only has Simon Passmore won First Prize in the Grand Prix Pianos Maene, but Alexander Panfilov won the Worshipful Company of Musicians Maisie Lewis Young Artists’ Award; Tom Hicks was selected to take part in the seventh New York International Piano Competition; […]

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It’s Three in a Row as RNCM Secures Another ROSL Prize

6 March 2014

It’s a hat-trick for the RNCM as the Solem Quartet makes it three ensemble wins in a row at the Royal Over-Seas League ARTS competition. Solem, comprising violinists and 2013 graduates Michael Jones and Catherine Landen, postgraduate violist Alistair Vennart and fourth year cellist Stephanie Tress, won the Ensemble A Section Finals of this year’s […]

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Hughes Makes ROSL History

5 March 2014

Second year student Toby Hughes has made history by becoming the first ever double bassist to win the Strings Section Final of the Royal Over-Seas League ARTS competition. Toby, currently studying for a BMus with Jiri Hudec, continues the RNCM’s success in the 2014 competition as alumnus Huw Wiggin (saxophone) won the Wind and Percussion […]

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New York Post for RNCM Conductor

27 February 2014

RNCM alumnus Courtney Lewis has been named as the New York Philharmonic’s Assistant Conductor, commencing in September. Courtney, who studied for a Postgraduate Diploma in Conducting  with Clark Rundell, replaces American Case Scaglione who moves to the role of Associate Conductor after three years in post. Music Director Alan Gilbert said: ‘We discovered Courtney after […]

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Jette Parker Success for RNCM Junior Fellow

18 February 2014

Jonathan Santagada has been announced as the new Opera Conductor/Repetiteur on the prestigious Jette Parker Young Artists Programme (JPYAP), based at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Jonathan, the RNCM’s Sir John Fisher Foundation Junior Fellow (Repetiteur) within the School of Vocal Studies and Opera, was one of 12 from almost 100 candidates selected for […]

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Clonter Opera Prize for RNCM Tenor

14 February 2014

RNCM tenor Kang Wang has won this year’s Clonter Opera Prize. Kang, who joined the College in 2013 to study for an International Artist Diploma and starred as Nemorino in the recent production of Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore, was one of several young singers chosen from UK conservatoires and music colleges to compete in the annual […]

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RNCM Students Reach BBC Brass Final

10 February 2014

RNCM students David Gillson and Ryan Watkins  (pictured) are two of four musicians to reach the finals of the 2014 BBC Young Brass Award. Cornet player David and trombonist Ryan, both in their third year, performed in the semi-finals of the annual competition in January, and will now compete for the final award at BBC […]

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Alumnus Wins ROSL Section Final

6 February 2014

RNCM alumnus Huw Wiggin has won the Wind and Percussion Section Finals of the 2014 Royal Over-Seas League (ROSL) ARTS competition. Saxophonist Huw, who graduated in 2008, walked away with the £5000 prize on Tuesday 4 February, and now has the chance to compete for the Gold Medal and First Prize in the ROSL Annual […]

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RNCM Students Compete for BBC Young Musician Title

27 January 2014

One student from the RNCM and four from Junior RNCM have been selected to compete in the category finals of the 2014 BBC Young Musicians of the Year. Undergraduate pianist Hayley Parkes, 18, will participate in the Keyboard category of the annual competition, while saxophonist Jessika Gillam, 15, trombonist Lewis Bettles, 18, and percussionists Jess […]

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RNCM Pianists to Break World Record

14 January 2014

New year, new record. On Thursday 23 January 16 students from the RNCM will attempt to break the world record for the most musicians to play the piano simultaneously. In aid of Your RNCM, the College’s £3 million campaign to transform its 40-year-old Concert Hall into a state-of-the-art venue, the students will perform a five […]

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