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RNCM Students Accepted for Live Music Now

2 August 2012

Six RNCM ensembles have successfully auditioned for Live Music Now, the largest provider of live music to the UK’s welfare, educational, justice and health sectors. Founded over 30 years ago by Yehudi Menuhin and Ian Stoutzker, Live Music Now supports the very best of young musicians embarking on professional careers and, at the same time, […]

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Musicians Excel at Saxophone Congress

1 August 2012

The RNCM Wind Orchestra and Saxophone Ensemble travelled to St Andrews last month to take part in the 16th World Saxophone Congress. Taking place once every three years, the Congress has, to date, been held in major cities around the world, including Washington, Tokyo, Montreal and Bangkok. This year’s week-long event in Scotland featured over […]

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Phoenix Win International Competition

31 July 2012

The Phoenix Clarinet Quartet has made history by winning the first International Clarinet Quartet Competition, Clarinettism, established in honour of Spanish clarinettist Antonio Romero. RNCM alumnae Rocio Bolanos, Suzanne Clare, Hannah McCabe and Caroline Waddington, performed a 30 minute programme for the final, which took place in Albaida, Spain on 20 July, impressing adjudicators Josep […]

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Student-Led Teaching Awards Celebrates RNCM Staff

5 July 2012

The RNCM Students’ Union presented the first Student-Led Teaching Awards ceremony on Thursday 21 July. The College was one of just 21 higher education institutions across the UK to receive funding from the NUS and Higher Education Academy (HEA) to present awards celebrating staff at the RNCM. Nominations in four categories (Innovative Teaching Award, Employability […]

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RNCM Pianists Win Brant Prizes

4 July 2012

RNCM undergraduate Ugnius Pauliukonis and alumnus Slava Sidorenko have won second and third prize in the 33rd Robert William and Florence Amy Brant Piano Competition held in Birmingham last month. The annual event was founded by Gladys Brant in memory of her parents, and later her brother who was killed in action during the Second […]

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Alumnus Trevor Green Honoured by The Queen

16 June 2012

RNCM alumnus Trevor Green has been awarded the Order of Australia in The Queen's Jubilee Birthday Honours for his services to music. Trevor, who lived in Burnley before settling in Australia, is Chief Executive and Deputy Chairman of Leeds International Piano Competition and studied at the Royal Northern College of Music on a scholarship awarded […]

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Chamber Ensemble of the Year Award

11 June 2012

The Zelkova String Quartet has been awarded the 2012 Christopher Rowland RNCM Chamber Ensemble of the Year Award. Zelkova, comprising violinists Caroline Pether and Simran Sing, violist Rhiannon James and cellist Rachel Shakespeare, recently won the Hirsch Prize for Beethoven chamber music and performed the second movement, Adagio affettuoso ed appassionato, of Beethoven’s String Quartet […]

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Jamie Phillips Announced as Hallé’s Assistant Conductor

10 June 2012

Young conductor Jamie Phillips has yet more reason to celebrate as he takes up the role as the Hallé’s Assistant Conductor just weeks after he was signed by Intermusica for worldwide general management. Jamie, who is in his third year studying trumpet on the GRNCM course with the University of Manchester, attracted considerable attention as […]

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Carole Nash Awarded OBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours

31 May 2012

The RNCM offers congratulations to Carole Nash, who has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for charitable services in the North West of England. In 2010, the spectacular £1m transformation of the former Lord Rhodes Room was generously supported by Carole and, in recognition, was renamed the Carole Nash Recital Room. […]

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Thomas Isherwood wins Kathleen Ferrier Bursary

30 April 2012

Bass-baritone Thomas Isherwood has become the first RNCM student to win The Kathleen Ferrier Society Bursary for Young Singers. The annual award, established in memory of the famous contralto, is presented to a singer entering their second year of study at a conservatoire and is one of the most well-known singing competitions in the world. […]

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RNCM Library Wins Excellence Award

26 April 2012

The RNCM Library is one of the recipients of the Excellence Awards for Music Libraries 2012 from the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives & Documentation Centres: United Kingdom and Ireland Branch. The award was presented to the College Librarian by the Chair of the Awards Panel, Professor Jan Smaczny (University of Belfast), at the […]

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RPS Music Award Nominations for RNCM Composers

24 April 2012

RNCM Visiting Professor in Composition, Gary Carpenter, and RNCM alumni Sally Beamish and Martin Butler have all been nominated for a Royal Philharmonic Society (RPS) Music Award for chamber-scale composition. The annual RPS Music Awards, presented in association with BBC Radio 3, are the highest recognition for live classical music in the UK. Awards, in […]

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