Wilcox Leung, BMus Bass

How have you enjoyed your time at the RNCM?

It’s really a very good place to learn music. I’ve particularly enjoyed a very friendly atmosphere among the students and teachers. Being a student here gives you many opportunities to try out different things and experiment with what you want to do.

What type of music do you like?

I am focusing more on early music and particularly baroque music. From the music culture performance module we are learning lots of different things about baroque music and culture, which I’m really enjoying.

How was your experience been as an international student?

Coming from Hong Kong, the staff have been very supportive, very friendly. Whenever I have problems I can just pop in and ask questions to student services. They are willing to solve problems, help with visas, police registration and different documentation. It’s been great.

How do you like Manchester?

I really love the city. It consists of so many people from different parts of the world and I really love the people here. Because it’s so international you can go out and see different cultures mixing together. It’s a very good place to be.

What do you hope to get out of your time at the RNCM?

I hope to become not only a better musician, but a better person as well. In my course we are taught how to communicate effectively with other people – to convey ideas and thoughts in a precise and appropriate manner. In our acting classes we are talking about how to ‘perform ourselves’ and throughout the process we begin to question, ‘Are we actually performing every single day?’ It is a process of understanding more about ourselves and how to stay healthy mentally and be a better person.