1980s Dorothy Pilling 1980s Elizabeth Harwood 1980s Ida Carroll speach 1980s PJBE celebration 1980s RNCM awards 1 1980s RNCM awards 2 1980s RNCM building 1 1980s RNCM building 2 1980s RNCM Grovesnor building 1980s RNCM Library 1 1980s RNCM Library 2 1980s RNCM roof garden 1 1980s RNCM roof garden 2 1980s Thomas Pitfield sketch 1 1980s Thomas Pitfield sketch 2 1980s Thomas Pitfield sketch 3 1980s Thomas Pitfield sketch 4 1980s Thomas Pitfield sketch 5


RNCM performs first Mozart opera: Cosí fan tutte


  • Young soprano Joan Rodgers wins first Kathleen Ferrier Memorial Scholarship
  • Soprano Eva Turner gives part of her personal library to the College
  • RNCM hosts World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles Conference


  • 10th anniversary
  • Junior Fellowships in the Faculty of Advanced Studies introduced


  • RNCM presents critically acclaimed Billy Budd


  • Verdi’s Requiem performed in memory of Frederick Cox
  • Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw retires from Chairmanship of the Court


  • Students perform in Paris, Moscow, Czechoslovakia, Holland, America, the Channel Islands and Isle of Man
  • Surprise concert held in celebration of John Manduell’s 60th birthday
  • Ralph Kirshbaum organises first International Cello Festival


  • John Manduell knighted in The Queen’s Birthday Honours list


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