RNCM Gold Medal – Concert 3 (5.30pm)

Arthur Honegger Intrada
Georges Enescu Légende
Alexander Arutiunian Concerto for Trumpet
John Williams ‘With Malice Towards Non’ from Lincoln                                             

Cameron Chin-See trumpet
Harvey Davies piano


Xia-Leon Sloane glide out shadowless (world premiere)

Samuel Staples violin
Nathan Jackson-Turner cello
Phil Leslie piano


George Frideric Handel ‘Sorge infausta una procella’ from Orlando 
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ‘Nur mutig, mein herze’ from Zaide 
Paolo Tosti Non t’amo più!
Maurice Ravel Don Quichotte à dulcinée
Dilys Elwyn Edwards The Cloths of Heaven
Gareth Glyn Seithug
Meirion Williams Y Cymro

Emyr Lloyd Jones baritone
Robin Humphreys piano


This performance will end at approximately 7pm.


The Panel

Manus Carey – Deputy Principal (Performance and Programmes), RNCM
Philip Grange – Composer
Professor Linda Merrick – Principal, RNCM
Sandra Parr – Artistic Planning Director (Orchestras and Ensembles), Royal Liverpool Philharmonic



Cameron Chin-See - trumpet

Cameron Chin-See is an upcoming trumpet player from Wolverhampton, currently studying on the highly selective three-year intensive Bachelor of Music course at the RNCM. He is in his final year, studying with the renowned tutor Murray Greig. Before starting at RNCM, Cameron attended the Royal Junior Birmingham Conservatoire.

Returning from the pandemic, Cameron completed an incredibly successful second year at the RNCM, in which he completed Professional Experience Schemes with the Hallé Orchestra and Opera North, played in the RNCM Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Mark Elder and achieved a mark of 90% in his final recital. He was also awarded the Philip Jones Chamber Brass Prize with his group, the Whitworth Septet. Cameron has regularly received coaching from top trumpet players, notably Pacho Flores, John Miller, Gareth Small, Thomas Osborne and the late Rhys Owens. He has been in demand as an orchestral trumpeter, playing with various orchestras up and down the country including recent appearances with the Hallé Orchestra, the Orchestra of Opera North and the BBC Philharmonic. As well as orchestral playing, Cameron is an experienced soloist, having played concerti with numerous orchestras in the Midlands and notably on a tour of Italy with Wolverhampton Youth Orchestra after winning the Wolverhampton Young Musician of the Year 2018.

Cameron is looking forward to playing Principal Trumpet in the upcoming RNCM Symphony Orchestra concert at Bridgewater Hall. He has recently been selected as one of the first Emerging Artist Fellows with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as being appointed to the Chipping Campden Festival Academy Orchestra this year. Ultimately, Cameron wishes to develop a portfolio career combining orchestral playing with session and studio work, as well as pedagogy.

Xia-Leon Sloane - composer

Xia-Leon Sloane is a composer whose music engages with the beauty, fragility and sentience of the living Earth. More recently, they have also been interested in embodying their own neurodiverse experience through more intense focus within persistent sound-worlds. They are currently completing their Masters in Composition and Musicology at the Royal Northern College of Music, supervised by Steven Daverson, Laura Bowler, Annika Forkert and Simon Clarke. Their academic work explores listening as a way of becoming intimate with sonic elements, and granting the rights of sound and sound sources. Alongside neurodiversity, these ideas also infuse their recent musical work, which seeks to put into practice this ethical listening approach. Xia-Leon was the winner of the BBC Young Composer of the Year 2018, and their work has been performed by Voces8, the BBC Concert Orchestra, members of Psappha and CoMA, as well as RNCM students, among others. In future projects, Xia-Leon hopes to engage in interdisciplinary work, bringing together their music with their poetry and wider love of words and their fascination with visual art-forms.

Emyr Jones - baritone

Emyr Lloyd Jones is a baritone from North Wales, currently studying an MMus degree with Quentin Hayes. He is generously supported by the Boise Scholarship, the Yvonne and Peter Wilson Award and the James Pantyfedwen Trust.

At the RNCM, Emyr is the winner of the Betty Bannerman French Song Prize, the English Song Prize, the Joyce and Michael Kennedy Award for the singing of Strauss (2021), the Alexander Young Prize (2019), the James Martin Oncken Song Prize (2018), the Elsie Thurston Prize (2017) as well as the Joyce Budd prize for second place in the Kathleen Ferrier Society Bursary for Young Singers (2017).

Emyr’s operatic highlights include the role of Il Conte di Almaviva in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Fiagro, Musiklehrer in Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos, the Forester in Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen and Edmund Bertram in Jonathan Dove’s Mansfield Park.

Over the summer, Emyr will perform with British Youth Opera and Buxton International Festival, before joining the Opera School at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in September.