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RNCM News Winter 2012

13 December 2012

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Gary Carpenter’s Listening Project

11 December 2012

Categories: Research

Tutor in Composition and RNCM alumnus, Professor Gary Carpenter, explains the thoughts behind his exciting (not to mention nerve-wracking) new collaboration, The Listening Project. Inspired by the legendary American broadcaster Studs Terkel, The Listening Project is a collaboration between the BBC and the British Library whereby any two people who are close (brothers, lovers, friends, […]

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Alumna Wins British Composer Award

4 December 2012

RNCM alumna Emily Howard has won a British Composer Award alongside Royal Manchester College of Music graduate Sir Harrison Birtwistle, presented during a ceremony held at Goldsmiths’ Hall on Monday 3 December. Emily, who graduated in 2003, was shortlisted for a Making Music Award for her composition Mesmerism for Piano and Chamber Orchestra, while Sir […]

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RNCM James Mottram International Piano Competition – Results

3 December 2012

The Concerto Finals of the third RNCM James Mottram International Piano Competition took place on Friday and Saturday, concluding what proved to be an exceptional and highly competitive week. In the Senior Category (19-25), nothing separated Victoria Vassilenko and Hin Yat Tsang, who were both awarded Joint Second Prize of £5000 in a closely fought […]

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Finalists of the RNCM James Mottram International Piano Competition Announced

29 November 2012

The RNCM James Mottram International Piano Competition (JMIPC) has been taking place at the RNCM this week, and the finalists in both the Junior (under 19) and Senior (19-25) Categories have now been announced. Chinese pianists ZiHui Song, Hao Zi Yoh and YiLei Hao will compete in tomorrow’s Junior Concerto Final for the chance to win […]

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RNCM James Mottram International Piano Competition Underway

26 November 2012

The third RNCM James Mottram International Piano Competition (JMIPC) is now well underway, with Round 1 of the Junior Category taking place this morning and Round 1 of the Senior Category poised for tomorrow. Now in its third year, the competition has been made possible by a bequest from the late James Mottram with a […]

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International Viola Sensation Joins RNCM

1 November 2012

The RNCM is pleased to announce that world-renowned violist Garth Knox has been appointed International Tutor in Viola, commencing in September 2013. Garth, who is set to present a speciality class to students on November 1, specialises in new music and contemporary classical music. He performs with the Arditti Quartet and Ensemble Intercontemporain, and collaborates […]

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RNCM Alumni Shortlisted for British Composer Award

1 November 2012

RNCM composers Gavin Higgins (2005), Andy Scott (1989) and Emily Howard (2003) have each been shortlisted for a 2012 British Composer Award alongside Royal Manchester College of Music graduate Sir Harrison Birtwistle.   Gavin’s What Wild Ecstasy has been shortlisted in the Stage Works category; Andy’s Spirit of Mingus in the Wind Band or Brass Band […]

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Hans Werner Henze: 1926 – 2012

1 November 2012

It is with great sadness that we record of the death of Hans Werner Henze on Saturday 27 October at the age of 86. Born on 1 July 1926 in Guterslöh, Germany, Henze was one of the most influential composers of the post-1945 era, composing over 20 operas, 10 symphonies and in excess of 12 […]

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Keyboard Alumni to Mark 40th Year

1 November 2012

Nine of the School of Keyboard Studies' most distinguished alumni return to the RNCM during its 40th year to present masterclasses, concerts and adjudicate prizes. Starting on Thursday 13 October with a masterclass by Steven Osborne, the school is set to enjoy visits from Stephen Hough, Vovka Ashkenazy, Christian Blackshaw, Peter Donohoe, Martin Roscoe, Mark […]

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