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.
Season’s Greetings From The Royal College of Music
Tuesday 13 December 2016
The Royal College of Music wishes all students, staff, visitors and supporters the very best for the Festive Season and New 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.
Friday 7 October 2016
RCM percussionists have been showcased in a number of recent events and radio features.
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.
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
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.
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.
Dame Evelyn Glennie Opens RCM's Brand New Percussion Suite
Friday 27 November 2015
The Royal College of Music’s brand new percussion suite has been officially opened by pioneering percussionist, Dame Evelyn Glennie.
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.
2015/16 Junior Fellows Announced
Monday 21 September 2015
RCM Director Professor Colin Lawson has announced the list of remarkable musicians who will be Junior Fellows for the 2015/16 academic year.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Trio Apaches appointed RCM Piano Trio in Association
Thursday 26 March 2015
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Trio Apaches as Piano Trio in Association.
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.
RCM premieres long-lost march
Wednesday 28 January 2015
The Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra will give the first performance of a vivacious march by French composer Lili Boulanger at the Royal Festival Hall on 26 February.
The RCM at Buckingham Palace
Monday 26 January 2015
Musicians from the Royal College of Music and members of Opera Australia have given a special joint performance at Buckingham Palace hosted by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.
New Season: Spring 2015
Wednesday 3 December 2014
We’re delighted to announce our new Spring Season of events.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Welcoming Gavin Harrison to the RCM Festival of Percussion
Wednesday 11 June 2014
We are delighted to announce the line-up for our fourth annual RCM Festival of Percussion.
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday 26 February 2014
The Sochi Winter Olympics may have come to an end, but here at the RCM we’re keeping the Russian spirit going with three celebrations of Russian music.
Singing a Song in a Foreign Land
Tuesday 18 February 2014
This February the RCM’s Singing a Song in a Foreign Land project comes to a climax with an exhibition, concert series and three-day symposium.
RAG Week 2014
Thursday 6 February 2014
The week of 10-14 February 2014 is RCM RAG Week 2013 - a full week of charitable events organised by the RCM Students’ Association.
Live Broadcasts Spring 2014
Thursday 23 January 2014
Back by popular demand, the RCM’s ground-breaking series of live online broadcasts continues this spring.
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.
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...
Wednesday 9 October 2013
We’re delighted to announce that we are continuing to bring RCM events to a world-wide audience by broadcasting three Autumn Season events live online.
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
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.
A Celebration of Percussion!
Thursday 27 June 2013
On Sunday 7 July, the leading lights of the percussion world will once again be flocking to the RCM for our annual Festival of Percussion...
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.
Monday 20 May 2013
On Thursday 23 May comes one of the a highlights of the RCM’s year – a performance of Messiaen’s Turangalîla-Symphonie by the RCM Symphony Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall...
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.
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.
The Scalpel and the Bow
Monday 14 January 2013
Head of Performance Science Professor Aaron Williamon has featured on the popular BBC Radio 3 series Between the Ears.
Apply now for International Auditions
Monday 1 October 2012
Apply now for auditions in South Korea and Japan - the deadline is fast approaching!
Welcoming Sian Edwards
Friday 21 September 2012
RCM favourite Sian Edwards replaces John Wilson as conductor of the RCM Symphony Orchestra in a very special programme...
Honorary Awards Announced
Thursday 19 July 2012
The RCM is pleased to announce a number of honorary awards on individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to life at the RCM and the wider musical community.
High Praise for Haitink at the RCM
Thursday 28 June 2012
Bernard Haitink’s two performances of Bruckner’s Symphony no 8 with the RCM Symphony Orchestra have been attracting rave reviews...
BBC Young Musician 2012
Tuesday 17 April 2012
No fewer than five brilliantly talented RCM musicians have made it through to the category finals of the BBC Young Musician 2012...
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.
Friday 28 October 2011
In 2011, the RCM is once again collaborating with the Philharmonia Orchestra on a flagship series of events...
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
A Big Bash!
Tuesday 26 July 2011
The inaugural RCM Festival of Percussion, which took place on Sunday 10 July 2011, has been acclaimed as a great success...