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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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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