News

Manny Vass: From Bach to Bond

19 February 2013

Pianist and RNCM alumnus Emmanuel ‘Manny’ Vass is set to make his London début in April with a series of concerts at St Lawrence Jewry, Steinway Hall and St James’s Piccadilly. The concerts come towards the end of a demanding recital tour which will take Manny to eight venues across the North of England, from […]

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Quartet Awarded Prestigious ChamberStudio Mentorship

15 February 2013

The Navarra String Quartet has been awarded the prestigious ChamberStudio Mentorship 2013. ChamberStudio is based at Kings Place, London, and this newly launched mentorship programme is generously supported by the Musicians Benevolent Fund. The ChamberStudio Mentorship provides the opportunity for one outstanding group to study in-depth for a year with their chosen mentor(s). The programme […]

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Mezzo-Soprano Awarded Prestigious Scholarship

14 February 2013

Mezzo-soprano Hanna-Liisa Kirchin has been awarded the Miriam Licette Scholarship. Administered by the Musicians Benevolent Fund and judged by a prestigious panel, which this year included David Syrus, Susan Bickley, Simon Lepper and Valerie Masterson, students from all UK conservatoires competed at the Royal Opera House for the Scholarship, awarded for the Singing of French […]

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RNCM Students to Join Tim Burgess on Stage

12 February 2013

Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess is performing at the RNCM on Friday 22 February, and he’s announced that the College’s Cassia String Quartet will be joining him on stage. The Quartet, comprising students Amy Welch, Tory Clarke, Laurie Dempsey and Joshua Lynch, are set to perform string arrangements by composer Joe Duddell, who, in 2011, invited […]

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Alumna Nominated for South Bank Award

11 February 2013

The RNCM is delighted to announce that alumna Elizabeth Llewellyn has been nominated for The Times South Bank Breakthrough Award. Forming part of the annual South Bank Sky Arts Awards announced on 12 March, the Breakthrough Awards include the finest in British talent across various aspects of the arts. Elizabeth, a soprano who graduated in […]

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RNCM Composer Makes Asian Début

8 February 2013

Categories: Research

Composer Matthew Sergeant made his Asian début last month when Australia’s ELISION ensemble performed the première of ymrehanne krisos in Singapore.  Matthew, a Tutor in Composition at the RNCM, wrote the piece as part of a larger cycle of related musical works he’s been working on over the past 18 months as part of his PhD research […]

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RNCM Pianist Wins Prize at International Competition

17 January 2013

The RNCM is delighted to announce that South Korean pianist JaeKyung Yoo has won Second Prize in the 6th Bösendorfer and Yamaha USASU International Piano Competition, which took place in the Tempe, Arizona, between January 6 and 13.  JaeKyung, who is currently studying for an International Artist Diploma (the highest award the RNCM offers for solo performance) […]

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RNCM Announces Professor Linda Merrick as its New Principal

10 January 2013

The RNCM is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Linda Merrick as its next Principal. Linda Merrick joined the RNCM in 2001 as Director of Performance Studies and Senior Tutor in Clarinet, becoming its Vice-Principal in 2006. Since July 2012 she has, in addition, been Acting Principal of the College, and now, following an […]

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Our gift to you: RNCM in the City

9 January 2013

RNCM in the City is our seven-month gift to Manchester of 40 free performances at 40 venues throughout the city. Part of our 40th anniversary celebrations, it’s a unique series that takes our music out into the community, reaching new audiences and enabling the College’s students and supporters to experience RNCM in a variety of […]

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New Partnership for RNCM and Foden’s

18 December 2012

The RNCM and Foden's Band are pleased to announce a new partnership offering exciting opportunities for RNCM brass students, composers and conductors.  Speaking on behalf of Foden’s, Chairman John Barber said: 'All at Foden's are very proud and privileged to be associated with one of the world’s leading conservatoires, especially as a number of our players […]

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