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Charlotte Harding has new work commissioned by Tri-borough Music Hub
Friday 24 March 2017
Royal College of Music graduate Charlotte Harding has had an ambitious new composition commissioned by the Tri-borough Music Hub (TBMH) in collaboration with the Royal College of Music (RCM) and Royal Albert Hall, supported by funding from the John Lyon’s Charity.
Royal Gala at Buckingham Palace celebrates the Royal College of Music
Tuesday 7 February 2017
HRH The Prince of Wales, president of the RCM, has hosted a gala to celebrate students, alumni and the work the RCM is doing to expand its reach.
RCM and Shanghai Conservatory of Music establish new Joint Institute
Monday 16 January 2017
The Royal College of Music has signed an historic agreement with the Shanghai Conservatory of Music to establish a new Joint Institute in China. This will be the first such partnership of any UK music conservatoire.
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.
Lord Black appointed new Chairman of the Royal College of Music
Thursday 8 December 2016
The Royal College of Music is delighted to announce that it has appointed Lord Black of Brentwood to the position of Chairman of Council, effective from August 2017.
Spring Season 2017 Announced
Tuesday 6 December 2016
We're delighted to announce the Royal College of Music's Spring Season 2017, for which we welcome a host of internationally acclaimed musicians.
Richard Miller wins Christopher Brooks Composition Prize
Friday 4 November 2016
RCM composer Richard Miller has been announced as the winner of the Liverpool Philharmonic's second, annual Christopher Brooks Composition Prize.
Autumn Season 2016 Announced
Wednesday 27 July 2016
The Royal College of Music is delighted to announce its 2016 Autumn Season, including a return by Bernard Haitink and appearances by a host of major international guest artists.
Bernard Stevens Composer of the Week on BBC Radio 3
Thursday 30 June 2016
For a whole week, starting on 4 July, BBC Radio 3 features the work of composer and Royal College of Music alumnus Bernard Stevens in this, his centenary year.
Martin James Bartlett Stars in Queen’s Thanksgiving Service
Friday 10 June 2016
Royal College of Music pianist and BBC Young Musician 2014 winner Martin James Bartlett performed for HM The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh and other senior members of the Royal Family as part of the National Service of Thanksgiving for The Queen’s 90th birthday in St Paul’s Cathedral.
Joseph Horovitz Celebrates His 90th Birthday
Friday 27 May 2016
The Royal College of Music has marked the 90th birthday of celebrated composition professor Joseph Horovitz with a special reception.
Mark Knopfler at the RCM
Friday 15 April 2016
The Royal College of Music was delighted to welcome legendary guitarist and songwriter Mark Knopfler for an exclusive masterclass for RCM students, staff and invited guests.
2017-2018 Prospectus Available Now
Monday 11 April 2016
We are pleased to announce the publication of the Royal College of Music’s 2017-2018 prospectus.
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.
RCM Composers Find Success
Friday 5 February 2016
Royal College of Music composers continue to find success and esteem in the professional world.
Dyslexia Awareness Week 2015
Monday 5 October 2015
The Royal College of Music is pleased to once again be taking part in Dyslexia Awareness Week, running this year from 5-11 October.
Apply now for RCM Auditions
Friday 25 September 2015
We are already looking forward to next year and auditioning students for 2016/17, and the application deadline is fast approaching.
Sir David Willcocks CBE MC FRCM, 1919 - 2015
Friday 18 September 2015
We are deeply saddened to report the death of former RCM Director, Sir David Willcocks, on 17 September.
Professor Roger Smalley (1943 -2015)
Tuesday 15 September 2015
We are sorry to report the death of RCM alumnus, Roger Smalley. He was a hugely prominent and distinctive figure in contemporary music, both as a composer and a pianist.
Autumn Season on Sale
Wednesday 19 August 2015
The Royal College of Music is delighted to announce its new Autumn Season.
National Student Survey
Wednesday 12 August 2015
The Royal College of Music has achieved outstanding results in the 2015 National Student Survey.
More Composition Success
Tuesday 11 August 2015
RCM composers are continuing to impress with their many recent achievements.
RPS Composition Prize
Wednesday 29 July 2015
The Royal College of Music is delighted to announce that three recent RCM alumni have been selected as recipients of the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Composition Prize for Young Composers.
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.
RCM tops Guardian League Table
Tuesday 26 May 2015
The Royal College of Music has been ranked first in the 2016 Guardian University League Table for music.
BBC Proms Launch 2015
Friday 1 May 2015
The 2015 BBC Proms season has been announced and we are delighted that once again the RCM is playing a starring role.
Summer Season on sale
Wednesday 8 April 2015
Summer is almost here, and so is a bright new season of musical events at the Royal College of Music!
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.
Lewis Murphy made Glyndebourne Young Composer
Monday 8 December 2014
RCM composer Lewis Murphy has been announced as Glyndebourne’s new Young Composer in Residence.
New Season: Spring 2015
Wednesday 3 December 2014
We’re delighted to announce our new Spring Season of events.
British Composer Awards
Tuesday 21 October 2014
A number of composers associated with the Royal College of Music have been successful in the 2014 British Composer Awards.
The Hollywood Reporter
Wednesday 12 November 2014
The Royal College of Music has been named as the top music school outside of the USA by The Hollywood Reporter.
ASCAP Award for Benjamin
Friday 7 November 2014
RCM Composition for Screen composer Benjamin Woodgates has been awarded the ASCAP Foundation Michelle and Dean Kay Award.
Dyslexia Awareness Week
Tuesday 4 November 2014
The Royal College of Music is pleased to be taking part in Dyslexia Awareness Week from 3–9 November.
Success for Bertram
Tuesday 4 November 2014
RCM composer Bertram Wee has been announced as the winner of the 5th British Composer Awards Student Competition.
The John Barry Scholarship for Film Composition
Monday 27 October 2014
The RCM is delighted to announce that an outstanding young film composer, Mitchell Tanner, is the first recipient of the John Barry Scholarship for Film Composition.
Half a million YouTube views
Friday 24 October 2014
The Royal College of Music has received more than 500,000 video views on YouTube.
George Dyson: Composer Of The Week
Thursday 2 October 2014
This week, BBC Radio 3 has been showcasing the music of former Royal College of Music Director, Sir George Dyson, as its Composer Of The Week.
New Year at the RCM
Monday 16 September 2013
We are delighted to warmly welcome a total of 360 new students from 53 different countries for a new academic year at the Royal College of Music.
Screen Composers in the US
Wednesday 27 August 2014
Two composers on the RCM’s renowned Composition for Screen course have taken part in prestigious film music courses in the USA over the summer.
RCM Autumn Events
Tuesday 19 August 2014
Booking is now open for the Royal College of Music’s Autumn Season 2014, and as always there is an exciting line up of concerts, masterclasses, talks and participatory events on offer.
BBC Proms round up: Week 4
Monday 11 August 2014
In 2014, the Royal College of Music is delighted once again to be enjoying a close association with the BBC Proms, the world’s biggest classical music festival.
Film Music Success
Wednesday 30 July 2014
RCM composers Benjamin Woodgates and Chris Roe have enjoyed success at the inaugural Oticons Faculty Film Music Competition.
RPS Competition Success for Danielle Howard
Friday 27 June 2014
RCM composer Danielle Howard has been named as a winner of the Royal Philharmonic Society and IdeasTap Sound & Vision competition.
Success for Paul
Tuesday 24 June 2014
RCM Composition for Screen composer Paul Devlin has won the 2014 CINE Film Scoring Competition for Emerging Composers.
Women in Music Festival
Wednesday 18 June 2014
On 1 and 2 July the RCM plays host to a very special festival celebrating female composers through the ages.
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.
Successes for Arne
Thursday 22 May 2014
We’re delighted to announce that RCM composer Arne Gieshoff has enjoyed two outstanding competition successes recently.
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.
BBC Proms Launch
Thursday 24 April 2014
The 2014 BBC Proms season has been announced in which the Royal College of Music is once again playing a starring role.
RCM Summer Events
Wednesday 9 April 2014
Booking is now open for the RCM’s Summer Season, offering up unmissable events from some of the world's most outstanding young musical talent.
Success for Laura
Friday 4 April 2014
RCM guitarist Laura Snowden has won First Prize in the Worshipful Company of Musicians Ivor Mairants Guitar Competition 2014.
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.
Woodhouse at 15
Thursday 6 March 2014
The Royal College of Music’s Woodhouse Centre for Professional Development is celebrating its 15th birthday this year with a unique series of events.
Great Exhibitionists Spring 2014
Wednesday 5 March 2014
The RCM’s ground-breaking Great Exhibitionists series returns on Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 March 2014.
Friday 28 February 2014
The Royal College of Music has featured in two short BBC films exploring the legacy of World War One composers.
BCMG Composer in Residence
Monday 13 January 2014
RCM composer Arne Gieshoff has been appointed Composer in Residence with the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group.
RCM Spring Events
Tuesday 10 December 2013
Booking is now open for the RCM’s Spring Season, jam-packed with exciting events featuring our hugely talented young musicians.
Edwin Hillier selected by Sound and Music
Friday 29 November 2013
RCM composer Edwin Hillier has been selected to take part in a prestigious new programme for emergign composers...
Double Your Money with The Big Give
Monday 25 November 2013
This December, the Royal College of Music is once again participating in the Big Give Christmas Challenge...
Hooray for Hollywood!
Monday 4 November 2013
The Hollywood Reporter has named the Royal College of Music as one of the industry’s top 10 music schools.
London International Guitar Competition
Thursday 17 October 2013
RCM guitarist Laura Snowden has reached the semi-finals of the London International Guitar Competition.
Tête à Tête Opera Festival
Tuesday 24 September 2013
Works by RCM composers at this year’s Tête à Tête Opera Festival met with huge success over the summer.
Hans Zimmer at the RCM
Friday 20 September 2013
We're delighted to welcome one of today's most acclaimed film composers, Hans Zimmer, to the RCM on 4 October.
Wednesday 18 September 2013
RCM composers and performers are collaborating on an exciting new project culminating in a special lunchtime concert at St Martin-in-the-Fields.
RCM Autumn Events
Wednesday 21 August 2013
Booking is now open for the RCM's autumn season of events, featuring some of the world’s most talented young musicians and internationally acclaimed visiting artists
The Rhapsody Project
Tuesday 6 August 2013
RCM composers are creating new bespoke pieces of music designed to help patients at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in their treatment and rehabilitation.
Thursday 18 July 2013
RCM composer Kate Simko has joined forces with multi-disciplinary artist Bruno Levy to release an innovative new audio-visual work.
Graduation Live Broadcast
Wednesday 3 July 2013
We’re delighted to announce a new experiment for the RCM: this Friday, we will be broadcasting the entire 2013 RCM Graduation Ceremony LIVE on the RCM website.
Stephen Fry at the RCM
Tuesday 2 July 2013
RCM students have been workshopping a brand new opera with music by RCM graduate Louis Mander and libretto by Stephen Fry.
Rising Stars at Cadogan Hall
Friday 31 May 2013
Once again this June RCM soloists and chamber groups are heading to London’s Cadogan Hall for a series of spectacular concerts.
The President's Award
Thursday 9 May 2013
HRH The Prince of Wales celebrated 20 years as President of the Royal College of Music by endorsing a brand-new honour, The President’s Award.
Monday 22 April 2013
This May, English National Ballet is premiering five brand new dance works created in collaboration with composers from the Royal College of Music.
Wednesday 17 April 2013
We were sorry to hear of the death of RCM alumnus, former professor and RCM Fellow Stephen Dodgson, composer and champion of the classical guitar.
Jacob and Horovitz: Composers of the Week
Monday 15 April 2013
For an entire week, BBC Radio 3 is showcasing the music of two much-loved RCM composers.
Sir Colin Davis
Monday 15 April 2013
We were very sorry to hear of the death of RCM alumnus Sir Colin Davis on Sunday 14 April 2013.
Michael Gough Matthews
Thursday 11 April 2013
We are very sorry to report the death of Vice-President and former RCM Director, Michael Gough Matthews, on Thursday 11 April 2013.
RCM Summer Events
Wednesday 10 April 2013
Booking is now open for the RCM's summer season: more than 100 events showcasing some of the world’s very best young musical talent.
In Visible Soundscapes
Tuesday 9 April 2013
Two RCM composers are providing the soundtrack to an intriguing new sculpture exhibition at the Royal British Society of Sculptors.
Francoise-Green Piano Duo win ROSL Ensemble Prize
Friday 8 March 2013
RCM alumni the Françoise-Green Piano Duo have won the Ensemble Prize in the Royal Overseas League Music Competition.
Double Win for RCM Composers
Monday 19 November 2012
RCM alumni have scooped both awards at the Soundtrack_Cologne 9.0 award ceremony - one of Europe’s leading festivals of sound and media.
Elliott Carter, 1908-2012
Thursday 8 November 2012
We are saddened to learn of the death of American composer Elliott Carter (1908-2012), one of the most significant composers of recent times.
Hans Werner Henze HonDMus 1926-2012
Tuesday 30 October 2012
We note with regret the death of German composer, Hans Werner Henze.
Apply now for International Auditions
Monday 1 October 2012
Apply now for auditions in South Korea and Japan - the deadline is fast approaching!
Celebrating Benjamin Britten
Tuesday 11 September 2012
The Britten-Pears Foundation has unveiled details of the centenary celebrations for RCM alumnus Benjamin Britten.
Arne Wins RPS Award
Thursday 26 July 2012
Composer Arne Gieshoff has been awarded the coveted Royal Philharmonic Society Composition Prize for 2012.
Friday 1 June 2012
The RCM’s composition faculty is celebrating a host of fantastic achievements by its students this term…
The Best of the New
Thursday 3 May 2012
This month, two thrilling RCM concerts showcase the very best new music from around the world...
The President's Visit 2012
Thursday 15 March 2012
On Wednesday 14 March, HRH The Prince of Wales visited the Royal College of Music, where in his role as President of the RCM, he presented special honours at the College’s annual awards ceremony...
Thursday 23 February 2012
This year has already seen a number of successes for composers at the RCM…
The RCM - Bringing People Together!
Monday 16 January 2012
Our 2012 series of concert across London got off to a magnificent start, courtesy of a mystery man and a secret special request...
RCM Orchestras Out and About
Monday 31 October 2011
This autumn, in addition to presenting our usual packed orchestral season here at the Royal College of Music, we are sending our orchestras out and about to perform at a number of venues across the south of England.
Wednesday 5 October 2011
Two RCM composers have received prestigious awards and commissions from international competitions and festivals…
100% employability for RCM graduates
Friday 23 September 2011
According to a study carried out by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), RCM graduates are more likely to find employment than those of any other UK conservatoire
Double Success for RCM composer
Tuesday 26 July 2011
Composer and RCM alumnus Mark Bowden has been appointed to positions at two of the UK's leading cultural organisations...
RCM composers keep busy in 2012
Tuesday 26 July 2011
Two RCM composers have landed prestigious commissions for 2012 from leading UK organisations...
President's Visit 2011
Wednesday 22 June 2011
On Thursday 12 May, HRH The Prince of Wales made his annual visit to the Royal College of Music...