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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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RNCM to Launch New Centre for Brass

18 November 2013

The RNCM recently announced plans to establish a brand new centre for brass offering exceptional tuition and performance opportunities to students. Named after the College’s first Head of the School of Wind, Brass and Percussion, the Philip Jones Centre for Brass will launch in December 2014 under the direction of the department’s current Head, Professor John Miller. An exceptional […]

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Alexandra is Woman of the Future

14 November 2013

Romanian pianist Alexandra Dariescu has won the 2013 Women of the Future award for Arts and Culture. Alexandra, who graduated in 2008, was nominated earlier in the year alongside Anna Higgs, Head of Film4, Jessica Elliott, Managing Director of J’s Dance Factory, Tamara Ralph, Creative Director of Ralph and Russo, and music theatre artist Charlotte […]

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Albert Hall Début for RNCM Session Orchestra

13 November 2013

The RNCM Session Orchestra made its Royal Albert Hall début on Monday 11 November, performing as part of the Music for Youth Schools’ Prom. Led by Andy Stott, Course Director for the College’s BA (Hons) Degree in Popular Music Performance, the 35-piece orchestra and vocalists presented Elbow’s One Day Like This, bringing a touch of […]

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Professor Brian Cox and John Suchet Champion RNCM Campaign

23 October 2013

Professor Brian Cox and John Suchet are among the supporters of Your RNCM; a £3 million campaign to transform the RNCM’s Concert Hall into a state-of-the-art venue. Both the popular physicist and broadcast journalist have given their names as Champions of the project, which will provide Manchester with a much-needed 750 seat venue, enabling the […]

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Anya17 Performed in Romania

21 October 2013

RNCM sopranos Amy Webber and Andrea Tweedale, and bass Thomas Hopkinson travelled to Romania last week to re-stage the award-winning Anya17 on the eve of European Anti-Trafficking Day. Written by Adam Gorb (Head of the School of Composition at the RNCM) and librettist Ben Kaye, Anya17 exposes the desperate plight of the estimated 700,000 women […]

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