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Nicky Spence OBE joins the Royal College of Music as Visiting Professor of Voice

Thursday 22 June 2023

World-renowned Scottish tenor Nicky Spence will take up the position from Autumn 2023. 

We are delighted to announce that Nicky Spence will join the RCM Vocal and Opera Faculty as Visiting Professor of Voice from Autumn 2023.  

Nicky Spence comments: ‘I’ve long been impressed with the burgeoning young talent at the Royal College of Music. Creating meaningful routes into the profession for young artists is a privilege and as a full-time performer it will be fulfilling for me to share ideas with such an energetic department.’ 

Nick Sears, Head of Vocal and Opera, comments: ‘We are absolutely delighted that Nicky will join the Vocal and Opera Faculty in this role. He will continue to build on his outstanding work at the RCM over the past few years giving regular masterclasses and leading one-to-one and group mentorship sessions for the next generation of RCM young artists.  We are thrilled to develop our relationship with Nicky, one of the most inspiring, exceptional and approachable international artists of our time.’

Acclaimed for his portrayal of Janáček roles, Nicky Spence is a regular performer on the stages of the world’s greatest opera houses including Opera de Paris, the Royal Opera House and the Metropolitan Opera. In 2022 he won the BBC Music Magazine Personality of the Year Award and in 2020 he was awarded both the BBC Music Magazine Vocal Award and Gramophone Solo Vocal Award for his recording of Janáček’s The Diary of One who Disappeared

Alongside his performing career, he also uses his profile to bring more people to classical music. He recently presented a run of TV programmes Anyone can sing and Sing when you’re winning on Sky Arts, and is a host of the English National Opera podcast Opera Actually

Find out more about the Vocal and Opera Faculty at the RCM

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