Manchester Collective

Our Professional Experience Scheme with Manchester Collective is designed to give an outstanding RNCM violinist a first-hand experience of the role of a touring chamber musician and collaborator, in the context of a professional touring ensemble.

Following audition, the successful applicant will be selected to receive six hours of one-to one lessons and mentoring with Rakhi Singh and Adam Szabo (Director and Chief Executive of Manchester Collective). They will also be invited to rehearse and tour with the Collective as part of their Enescu Octet UK Tour next June, with performances taking place across Liverpool, Manchester, London, Hull, Leeds, Belfast, and Salford. 

Following the screening process, a maximum of six applicants will be selected to attend live auditions at the RNCM in January 2020. The audition process will consist of two parts: a short solo performance followed by some chamber music.

During the chamber part, students will have the chance to play and rehearse as part of a quartet of Manchester Collective players. This method of auditioning reflects many aspects of the audition model currently used by Manchester Collective for their professional recruitment and as such, is a great way of preparing students for professional life.