Hub for Artistic Research in Performance (HARP)

HARP aims to promote artistic research in performance across all areas of performance and pedagogy at the RNCM, working with staff and students in all programmes and fostering research links with external organisations.

Building on our growing number of research degree students in performance, HARP seeks to spotlight the existing strengths of the College while encouraging new collaborations, sponsoring training events and research-led performance projects.

HARP is delighted to announce the RNCM’s first international conference focussing on artistic research into performance from June 28 – 29, 2018, featuring invited presentations and performances by artistic researchers. 47 presenters represent 30 conservatoires and universities from around the world. More information on the programme can be found here.

The HARP Team

Dr David Horne

Director of HARP, composer, pianist and Deputy Head of Graduate School RNCM

Dr Fabrice Fitch

Composer, musicologist, music critic (including for Gramophone), Head of Graduate School RNCM

Professor John Miller

Trumpeter, former Head of School of Wind, Brass and Percussion RNCM

Dr Adam Swayne

Pianist, composer and Lecturer in Music RNCM

Dr Luk Vaes

Pianist, Research Fellow and docARTES co-ordinator, Orpheus Instituut, Belgium

Dr Sarah Watts

Bass clarinettist, RNCM and University of Sheffield



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