Alumni News


Louise Alder is audience favourite at BBC Cardiff Singer of the World

Tuesday 20 June 2017

RCM graduate Louise Alder has won the Dame Joan Sutherland Audience Prize at the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2017 competition.

Cyrill Ibrahim Speaks at Dutch Parliament

Monday 20 February 2017

The RCM alumnus and pianist was invited by the UK Embassy of the Netherlands to speak at the Dutch Parliament in The Hague, the Netherlands.

2017 Rod Williams Memorial Concert Announced

Friday 20 January 2017

This year’s Rod Williams Memorial Concert features Nicholas Collon and the Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra.

A New Creative Partnership with the Royal Academy of Arts

Friday 9 December 2016

The collaboration will see RCM musicians curate a series of concerts at the Royal Academy over the next year.

Royal College of Music Celebration on Classic FM

Wednesday 5 October 2016

The Royal College of Music is delighted to announce a new partnership with the UK’s most popular classical music station, Classic FM. 

National Student Survey

Wednesday 17 August 2016

The Royal College of Music has achieved outstanding results in the 2016 National Student Survey.

Summer Keyboard Successes

Thursday 11 August 2016

Royal College of Music pianist Pavel Kolesnikov made his BBC Proms debut, following a series of high-profile successes for RCM keyboard students and graduates in a number of prestigious international competitions. 

100% Success for RCM Graduates in National Employment Survey

Friday 5 August 2016

For three years running, the RCM has scored 100% in the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey

2016 Rod Williams Memorial Concert Announced

Monday 4 April 2016

This year’s Rod Williams Memorial Concert features Vladimir Jurowski and the Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra.

Announcing our Summer Season

Wednesday 30 March 2016

We’re delighted to announce the Royal College of Music’s Summer Season, focusing on the music of Igor Stravinsky.

RCM Named Top Conservatoire for Performing Arts in the UK

Tuesday 22 March 2016

QS World University Rankings finds the Royal College of Music top conservatoire based on the strength and quality of its teaching, research activities, graduate employability and international profile.

HRH The Prince of Wales Presents Honours During Annual Visit

Thursday 10 March 2016

HRH The Prince of Wales today honoured a number of outstanding figures in international musical life at the Royal College of Music’s Annual Awards ceremony.

Creative Careers Centre

Monday 14 September 2015

The Royal College of Music is delighted to announce the launch of its pioneering Creative Careers Centre, formerly known as the Woodhouse Professional Development Centre.

National Student Survey

Wednesday 12 August 2015

The Royal College of Music has achieved outstanding results in the 2015 National Student Survey. 

Success for RCM Graduates

Friday 3 July 2015

Students from the Royal College of Music are more likely to find employment than those of any other UK conservatoire, according to data published by HESA.

Music in Hospitals

Monday 29 June 2015

Royal College of Music pianists have taken part in a successful project to bring music to older patients on hospital wards.

The Queen's Birthday Honours

Monday 15 June 2015

Our warmest congratulations go out to several individuals associated with the RCM whose achievements were recognised in the 2015 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Queen’s Medal for Simon Halsey

Thursday 19 March 2015

RCM alumnus Simon Halsey has been awarded The Queen's Medal for Music 2014.

The President’s Visit 2015

Thursday 12 March 2015

HRH The Prince of Wales honoured a number of outstanding figures in international musical life today at the Royal College of Music's Annual Awards ceremony.

International Women's Day on BBC Radio 3

Friday 6 March 2015

RCM alumnae are playing an important role in BBC Radio 3’s International Women’s Day celebrations on Sunday 8 March.

ROSL Accompanist’s Prize

Tuesday 3 March 2015

RCM alumnus Ian Tindale has been announced as the winner of the Accompanist’s Prize in the prestigious Royal Over-Seas League Music Competition.

More success for RCM singers

Wednesday 11 February 2015

RCM vocal alumni have continued to impress in recent competitions and performances.

Sarah Connolly and Elizabeth Watts at the RCM

Friday 3 October 2014

We are delighted to announce that RCM alumnae soprano Elizabeth Watts and mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly will be singing the two solo roles in our performance of Mahler’s Symphony no 2 on Thursday 23 October and Friday 24 October. 

CMF and YCAT Artists

Tuesday 30 September 2014

Several talented RCM musicians have been selected to be artists with the City Music Foundation and Young Classical Artists Trust this year.

Alumni Reunion: 1975-85

Monday 22 September 2014

On Sunday 14 September we were delighted to welcome 250 RCM alumni from 1975-1985  back to the Royal College of Music for an unforgettable reunion.

Announcing the Rhapsody App

Friday 6 June 2014

The Royal College of Music has contributed to a brand new mobile phone app which promises to improve the treatment and rehabilitation of hospital patients.

The President's Visit 2014

Wednesday 14 May 2014

HRH The Prince of Wales honoured a number of outstanding figures in international musical life on Wednesday 14 May at the RCM’s Annual Awards ceremony.

Antony Hopkins FRCM

Thursday 8 May 2014

RCM alumnus Antony Hopkins has died.

RCM Alumni Network

Wednesday 16 April 2014

We're delighted to announce the launch of the Royal College of Music alumni network, created with the purpose of bringing together our international and diverse alumni community

Celebrating William Lloyd Webber

Tuesday 11 March 2014

The centenary of Royal College of Music alumnus and former professor William Lloyd Webber is being celebrated on Tuesday 11 March.

Welcoming Back Sir Thomas Allen

Friday 14 February 2014

We’re delighted to announce a new addition to our events programme – a Vocal Masterclass with Sir Thomas Allen on Friday 14 March.

Salomon Prize for Catherine Arlidge

Friday 17 January 2014

RCM alumna Catherine Arlidge has been awarded the prestigious RPS/ABO Salomon Prize for orchestral musicians.

John Stainer FRCM

Monday 13 January 2014

RCM alumnus and former Registrar John Stainer died peacefully on Wednesday 8 January 2014, a few weeks short of his 99th birthday.

Queen's Medal for Sir Thomas Allen

Tuesday 7 January 2014

RCM alumnus Sir Thomas Allen is to be awarded The Queen's Medal for Music 2013.

Celebrations in Minsk

Tuesday 10 December 2013

On Friday 6 December three Royal College of Music alumni presented a special piano recital in Belarus in celebration of the RCM.

Alumni Reunion

Monday 23 September 2013

On Saturday 7 September, the RCM was delighted to welcome more than 100 alumni to a special reunion at the RCM.

Lifetime Achievement Award for Julian Bream

Wednesday 18 September 2013

RCM alumnus Julian Bream CBE has been announced as the Lifetime Achievement award winner in the 2013 Gramophone Classical Music Awards.

Felicity Smith

Monday 16 September 2013

New Zealand mezzo soprano and RCM alumna Felicity Smith tragically died on Monday 9 September.

Hollywood Rhapsody

Tuesday 27 August 2013

Our seventh weekly BBC Proms news bulletin, with details of this week's performances conducted by RCM alumni John Wilson and Sir Andrew Davis.

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