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RNCM Day of Percussion – Virtual Edition

Sunday 7 February 2021, 10.00am



To mark our annual Day of Percussion, we present a digital event hosted by Simone Rebello looking at the RNCM Percussion Department past, present and future.

Whilst we are unable to welcome audiences to the building at the moment, we are delighted to be able to present a selection of pre-recorded video performances, a students’ question and answer session with international soloist Ney Rosauro, an exclusive recital from our newly appointed International Visiting Tutor in Percussion, Kai Strobel, and several ‘top tips’ videos from our team of percussion staff on a variety of topics and techniques. At the centre of our programme we will be looking back and celebrating Ian Wright’s amazing 42-year contribution to the Percussion Department as he begins his retirement from the RNCM.

Unfortunately, Keiko Abe is unable to join us as planned for our event. We apologise for any disappointment. However, we are pleased to announce that international soloist, composer and educator Ney Rosauro will be joining us for a Q&A session and to share some of his compositions and performances.

Our video offer includes:
* An interview with Ian Wright, founder of the RNCM Day of Percussion, Professor in Timpani and former Director of Percussion
* A Q&A with Ney Rosauro
* A recital from International Visiting Tutor in Percussion, Kai Strobel
* Top tips from Liz Gilliver, Dave Hassell, Paul Patrick, Andrea Vogler and Le Yu
* Performances from current RNCM students and alumni

We’re very grateful to our sponsors AB Percussion, Acoustic Percussion, Gremlin Musical Instrument Co., JAM Percussion, and Southern Percussion for their support of this event.

Please book one ticket per household to access the various pre-recorded events as part of the virtual Day of Percussion.

Your order confirmation will be emailed to you, containing a link for you to access the event.

These videos will only be available to watch for a 24 hour window, from 10am GMT on Sunday 7 February 2021, and will not be available to watch again thereafter.

The RNCM nurtures the next generation of musical talent. However, as we are forced to remain closed to the public our financial losses are increasing daily. Please consider donating what you would have spent on a concert ticket to ensure we can keep our music playing through these challenging times. Thank you.

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Sunday 7 February 2021, 10.00am


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