Study Recorder at the RNCM

The RNCM is pleased to announce that Principal Study is now available in Recorder at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Commencing in September, Recorder students will be part of the College’s vibrant and growing Historical Performance department, led by RNCM Fellows in Historical Performance Roger Hamilton and Harvey Davies.

Principal Study lessons will be given by Chris Orton and a newly-appointed International Tutor in Recorder (to be announced next year), and students will also benefit from tuition from all Historical Performance tutors as well as from opportunities from the RNCM’s partnership with the Academy of Ancient Music.

Paul Goodey, Vice-Principal (Performance), said: ‘Two years ago, we appointed two Fellows in Historical Performance who engage with all students, in all Schools of Study. Their work is closely linked to the instrument-specific training given by the tutors of early instruments.

‘This work is now firmly embedded in the curriculum and has resulted in some outstanding performances ranging from chamber music through to projects with orchestras and choirs, and full-length operas by composers including Handel and Monteverdi.

‘The College now wishes to enhance this work with the introduction of Principal Study Recorder. From September, this will be led by Chris Orton and a new International Tutor, to be appointed early next year.’

In addition to enhancing the Historical Performance activities, recorder students will receive a wide range of tuition with a strong emphasis on new music and many opportunities to collaborate with other performers and with students in the School of Composition to create new repertoire.

21 May 2015