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December

11 December 2018, 6:15pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Join us in the Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall for a funpacked evening of good vibrations as we showcase the full breadth of RCM’s percussive talents with an electric programme of music.

12 December 2018, 6:15pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Limited Availability

An incisive concert that will encompass a wide but intertwined programme from creative ensemble Cat’s Cradle Collective.

15 December 2018, 11:00am
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Ages 4+

Add some sparkle to your festive season with a family-friendly creative workshop exploring the orchestra, with a Christmassy twist!

January

08 January 2019, 6:15pm
East Parry Room

Stefan Dohr is a Visiting Professor at the RCM, and brings his musical knowledge to this evening masterclass.

09 January 2019, 2:00pm
Britten Theatre

Edith Wiens returns to the RCM to give an afternoon masterclass in the beautiful surroundings of the Britten Theatre.

10 January 2019, 6:15pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Martyn Brabbins, Music Director of the English National Opera, directs a rousing programme of orchestral music.

10 January 2019, 7:30pm
Recital Hall

As well as Haydn's String Quartet in G major, this evening concert includes music taken from one of Handel’s most popular operas.

11 January 2019, 10:00am
West Parry Room

Recorder player Sébastien Marq gives a masterclass to some of the RCM's most talented woodwind musicians.

11 January 2019, 1:05pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Stefan Dohr takes to the stage alongside RCM chamber musicians for an uplifting hour of music making.

11 January 2019, 2:00pm
West Parry Room

Recorder player Sébastien Marq gives a masterclass to some of the RCM's most talented woodwind musicians.

12 January 2019, 5:30pm
Recital Hall

Exceptional musicians from the RCM’s Junior Department present a varied programme of solo instrumental repertoire.

14 January 2019, 7:00pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Maxim Vengerov works with talented RCM musicians in a performance of Sibelius' Violin Concerto. 

17 January 2019, 6:15pm
Recital Hall

Letizia Gionfrida and George Waddell from the Centre for Performance Science present the Technology Enhanced Learning of Musical Instrument Performance (TELMI) project.

18 January 2019, 6:15pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Ryan Bancroft conducts the RCM Wind Orchestra in a performance of Grand Pianola Music, a monumental, shimmering landmark in minimalism by fellow American John Adams.

21 January 2019, 6:15pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Talented percussionists from the RCM join with reputable percussionist She-e Wu to perform a world premiere.

22 January 2019, 10:00am
West Parry Room

Visiting Professor of Historical Flute, Wilbert Hazelzet returns to the College to share his expertise with students.

22 January 2019, 2:00pm
West Parry Room

Visiting Professor of Historical Flute, Wilbert Hazelzet returns to the College to share his expertise with students.

23 January 2019, 10:00am
West Parry Room

Visiting Professor of Historical Flute, Wilbert Hazelzet returns to the College to share his expertise with students.

23 January 2019, 2:00pm
Farinelli Room

Visiting Professor of Historical Flute, Wilbert Hazelzet returns to the College to share his expertise with students.

23 January 2019, 2:00pm
West Parry Room

Lore Lixenberg and Joe Houston bring their collective expertise to the RCM, in a workshop focussing on creativity and collaboration.

23 January 2019, 5:30pm
Grove Room

We invite RCM Friends to join us for drinks and nibbles before the evening's RCM Big Band concert.

23 January 2019, 7:30pm
Britten Theatre

The RCM Big Band is joined by versatile clarinettist Giacomo Smith for a swinging, soulful celebration of New Orleans music.

25 January 2019, 2:00pm
West Parry Room

Cellist Nick Jones works closely with talented RCM musicians in this afternoon masterclass.

25 January 2019, 5:30pm
Britten Theatre

We’re thrilled to welcome Polly Graham to direct our first opera scenes of 2019.

26 January 2019, 5:30pm
Recital Hall

Join us for an exciting programme of contemporary music written and performed by students from the RCM Junior Department.

29 January 2019, 6:15pm
Recital Hall

Hear the incredible story of Nicholas McCarthy, the first one-handed pianist to graduate from the College in its 130-year history. 

31 January 2019, 6:15pm
East Parry Room

Dr Ula Tymoszuk from the Centre for Performance Science presents an update on the HEartS project and how this exciting research is gathering new data on the effects of culture on health and happiness.

31 January 2019, 7:30pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Venezuelan conductor Rafael Payare returns to the Royal College of Music this spring to direct a thrilling evening of symphonic poetry.

February

01 February 2019, 2:00pm
West Parry Room

Berlin-based Israeli violist Avri Levitan visits the Royal College of Music to give an intimate masterclass.

01 February 2019, 5:30pm
Britten Theatre

RCM musicians take to the Britten Theatre stage under the direction of Sebastian Harcombe for the second set of Opera Scenes this season.

01 February 2019, 6:15pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Our bite-sized Bach series continues this spring with a 30-minute programme of fantasias performed on our new organ.

03 February 2019, 10:00am
RCM Studios

Ages 13–16

Create unique musical scores to especially adapted clips of Lord of the Rings and The Incredibles in a course led by a professional film composer and a team of RCM musicians.

04 February 2019, 7:30pm
Recital Hall

Join us for an exploration of British music for saxophones.

04 February 2019, 7:30pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Celebrate the Year of the Pig as we welcome in the Chinese New Year with a special concert of traditional and western repertoire curated by RCM musicians.

05 February 2019, 5:30pm
Britten Theatre

RCM musicians take to the Britten Theatre stage under the direction of William Relton for the final set of this season's Opera Scenes.

05 February 2019, 6:15pm
Recital Hall

Spanish pianist and conductor Adolf Pla visits the Royal College of Music to give a masterclass alongside talented RCM students.

07 February 2019, 6:15pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Award-winning conductor Holly Mathieson returns to the RCM to direct an evening of late-Romantic music, featuring solo flute performances from RCM Concerto Competition winner Sirius Chau.

08 February 2019, 6:15pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Our bite-sized Bach series continues with a 30-minute programme of Fantasias performed on our new organ.

10 February 2019, 10:00am
RCM Studios

Ages 13–16

Create unique musical scores to especially adapted clips of Lord of the Rings and The Incredibles in a course led by a professional film composer and a team of RCM musicians.

10 February 2019, 3:00pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

RCM conductors lead this diverse programme, beginning with a world premiere from RCM composer Matthew Lomax.

10 February 2019, 7:00pm
Britten Theatre

Experience the world of Gustav Mahler’s Des Knaben Wunderhorn Lieder as seen through the eyes and ears of pianist Roger Vignoles.

12 February 2019, 6:15pm
West Parry Room

We welcome award-winning Ukrainian-British violist and conductor Maxim Rysonov to lead this evening masterclass in the intimate setting of the West Parry Room, working closely with RCM musicians. 

12 February 2019, 6:15pm
Inner Parry Room

In this year's annual Crees Lecture, Dr Christina Guillaumier will explore the challenges and opportunites we face in educating and training the musicians of tomorrow.

13 February 2019, 7:30pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Join us for works by two giants of the chamber music repertoire, performed by the critically-acclaimed Artha String Quartet.

14 February 2019, 1:05pm
West Parry Room

RCM Director Colin Lawson and conductor Christopher McMullen-Laird introduce one of Mozart's great masterpieces ahead of a performance on both modern and historical instruments.

14 February 2019, 3:00pm
Grove Room

Enjoy a varied musical programme inspired by objects and stories from the collections housed in the RCM Museum, and featuring performances on a variety of instruments.

14 February 2019, 6:15pm
Recital Hall

Join us on Valentine’s Day for a special recital of songs and duets from Russia, France, Spain, Germany, Italy and Britain.

14 February 2019, 7:30pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Berio's song cycle comprises highly varied arrangements of folk melodies from different countries and cultures.

15 February 2019, 7:30pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

The Sacconi Quartet present the only surviving complete string quartet by Edvard Grieg, alongside Mozart's String Quintet no 4.

16 February 2019, 11:00am
Parry Rooms

Ages 7–11

Trailblazing female composers and musicians are the inspiration of this session, which uses role play and music making to explore topics such as identity and mindfulness.

16 February 2019, 1:05pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

The fantastic Fidelio Trio performs Gerald Barry’s exuberant piano quartet.

16 February 2019, 2:15pm
Recital Hall

Dr Angela Slater, founder and director of the touring concert series Illuminate, sheds light on the lives and music of often forgotten female composers.

16 February 2019, 3:00pm
Recital Hall

Dr Angela Slater brings her fascinating concert series to the RCM with an afternoon dedicated to the inspirational work of both emerging and established female composers, performed by RCM musicians.

16 February 2019, 7:30pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Grammy Award-winning Harlem Quartet brings our Chamber Festival to a thrilling close with a vibrant and diverse programme of classical and jazz works from all over the world.

19 February 2019, 6:15pm
West Parry Room

Anna Kandinskaya returns to her alma mater to give a violin masterclass.

20 February 2019, 6:15pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Join us for a pre-concert talk exploring Milein Cosman's life and works.

21 February 2019, 10:00am
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Ages 4+

As part of the popular Chamber Music Festival, join us as a family and hear fascinating stories from the RCM Museum brought to life by top RCM chamber musicians.

21 February 2019, 6:15pm
Recital Hall

Soprano Patricia Rozario OBE and pianist Mark Troop outline their vital educational project in India, and give a sneak preview of their future plans. 

21 February 2019, 7:30pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

This concert showcases talented ensembles from the RCM Brass Faculty, with performances from the Trombone Choir, Horn Ensemble, Trumpet Ensemble and Tuba Ensemble.

22 February 2019, 2:00pm
East Parry Room

Alberto Bocini is joined by critically-acclaimed pianist Simone Soldati in this special chamber music masterclass. 

22 February 2019, 2:00pm
Grove Room

Italian double bassist Alberto Bocini joins RCM musicians for a string masterclass. 

22 February 2019, 2:00pm
West Parry Room

Scottish tuba player Ross Knight, principal tuba player of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester, works with RCM musicians in this afternoon masterclass. 

22 February 2019, 6:00pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Enjoy an evening of stunning English song as talented RCM singers compete for the coveted Brooks-van der Pump English Song Competition in this year's final.

23 February 2019, 5:30pm
Recital Hall

Ensembles from across the RCM Junior Department perform a delightful programme of chamber music including music for piano trio, string quartet and wind quintet.

24 February 2019, 10:00am
RCM Studios

Ages 13–16

Create unique musical scores to especially adapted clips of Lord of the Rings and The Incredibles in a course led by a professional film composer and a team of RCM musicians.

24 February 2019, 11:00am
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Enjoy a Sunday morning filled with stunning piano performances in the Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall as talented RCM musicians compete for the coveted Chappell Medal Piano Prize. 

25 February 2019, 7:30pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

The RCM Wind Ensemble performs concert hall favourites, Mozart's overture from The Magic Flute and his Serenade no 12.

26 February 2019, 6:15pm
West Parry Room

Award-winning Spanish violist Isabel Villanueva visits the Royal College of Music for a masterclass.

26 February 2019, 6:15pm
Recital Hall

Dudley Bright, Principal Trombone of the London Symphony Orchestra, visits the Royal College of Music to give a masterclass.

26 February 2019, 6:15pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Alina Ibragimova has established a reputation as one of the most accomplished and intriguing violinists of her generation. She returns to the Royal College of Music this season to give a masterclass.

27 February 2019, 4:00pm
Britten Theatre

This spring, RCM alumnus Gerald Finley returns to the Britten Theatre to direct a special vocal masterclass, working closely with RCM singers.

28 February 2019, 6:15pm
Recital Hall

Producer and RCM Artistic Director Stephen Johns discusses creating a studio recording of Verdi's Aida in Rome.

March

01 March 2019, 2:00pm
Grove Room

Visiting Professor of Harp, Marisa Robles, returns to give a masterclass to talented RCM students.

01 March 2019, 2:00pm
East Parry Room

Chris Richards visits the College to take a masterclass featuring woodwind students.

02 March 2019, 5:30pm
Holy Trinity Church

The young musicians of the RCM Junior Department come together for an enjoyable concert of choral works at Holy Trinity Church.

05 March 2019, 1:05pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Key Stage 1

Join the RCM Philharmonic to explore Smetana's Mà vlast with the help of presenter Hannah Conway.

05 March 2019, 6:15pm
West Parry Room

Oleksandr Semchuk leads a masterclass featuring the next generation of violinists at the RCM. 

07 March 2019, 6:15pm
East Parry Room

On the eve of International Women's Day, conductor Rebecca Miller discusses her experiences in the profession and the ways in which she has championed the music of female composers.

07 March 2019, 6:15pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Experience the full orchestral sound of the RCM Philharmonic as they perform three symphonic masterpieces from Czech composers Janáček, Dvořák and Smetana.

07 March 2019, 7:00pm
Royal Albert Hall

Over 1,000 young instrumentalists and singers will unite for this captivating evening of creative performance.

08 March 2019, 2:00pm
Recital Hall

As a Visiting Professor at the RCM, Ole Kristian Dahl joins us for another entertaining masterclass with student bassoonists.

08 March 2019, 6:15pm
Inner Parry Room

A musical and poetic celebration for International Women's Day including songs by Clara Schumann, Amy Beach and Cécile Chaminade.

08 March 2019, 7:30pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Hear a full line up of contemporary works from celebrated RCM alumnae Helen Grime and Charlotte Bray, and RCM composer Zoë Darbyshire.

09 March 2019, 5:30pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Join us for a rousing concert of orchestral works with RCM Junior Department musicians, including pieces for wind, saxophone and brass ensembles.

10 March 2019, 10:30am
Parry Rooms

Ages 4+

Join RCM Sparks for family-friendly workshops exploring all things piano as part of our annual Keyboard Festival.

10 March 2019, 11:00am
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

This spring our annual keyboard festival explores the life and music of Clara Schumann and the extraordinary circle of composers and musicians she moved in.

11 March 2019, 7:30pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Join us for an unmissable evening of contemporary music in the Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall.

13 March 2019, 7:00pm
Britten Theatre

The RCM Opera Studio marks the 200th birthday of Jacques Offenbach with a performance of his immensely fun operetta, Robinson Crusoe.

15 March 2019, 10:00am
West Parry Room

We invite Alasdair Beatson to lead a collaborative piano masterclass with RCM musicians.

15 March 2019, 6:15pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Our bite-sized Bach series continues with a 30-minute programme of fantasias performed on our new organ.

15 March 2019, 7:00pm
Britten Theatre

The RCM Opera Studio marks the 200th birthday of Jacques Offenbach with a performance of his immensely fun operetta, Robinson Crusoe.

16 March 2019, 5:30pm
Recital Hall

Join us for this exciting culmination of a collaborative project between RCM Junior Department composers and musicians.

16 March 2019, 7:00pm
Britten Theatre

The RCM Opera Studio marks the 200th birthday of Jacques Offenbach with a performance of his immensely fun operetta, Robinson Crusoe.

16 March 2019, 7:00pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

The RCM Junior Department Symphony Orchestra is joined by the winner of the 2018 Peter Morrison Concerto Competition for a concert of thrilling orchestral works.

18 March 2019, 7:00pm
Britten Theatre

The RCM Opera Studio marks the 200th birthday of Jacques Offenbach with a performance of his immensely fun operetta, Robinson Crusoe.

19 March 2019, 1:05pm
West Parry Room

We welcome internationally acclaimed saxophonist Anna Wytko for a lunchtime recital.

19 March 2019, 6:15pm
East Parry Room

Anna Wytko visits the RCM to share her skills and technique with talented saxophonists.

19 March 2019, 6:15pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

In this evening's masterclass, Yury Shadrin works with exceptional young pianists from the RCM.

20 March 2019, 6:15pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Hear selected works from one of the Royal College of Music’s greatest treasures – the Anne Boleyn Music Book – a manuscript that almost certainly once belonged to the Tudor queen.

21 March 2019, 10:00am
Inner Parry Room

Students from the RCM's Historical Performance faculty join lutenist David Miller for the first of two insightful masterclasses today.

21 March 2019, 2:00pm
West Parry Room

Students from the RCM's Historical Performance faculty join lutenist David Miller for the second of two insightful masterclasses today.

21 March 2019, 6:00pm
Britten Theatre

Royal College of Music vocaists compete at the highest level to take first place in the Lies Askonas Compeition Final.

21 March 2019, 6:15pm
Recital Hall

Hear new works from RCM composers played by an ensemble of professional musicians in the first of our Composers' Studio events.

22 March 2019, 2:00pm
East Parry Room

We are delighted to welcome back Visiting Professor of Trumpet Matthias Höfs for another of his insightful masterclasses.

22 March 2019, 7:30pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Austrian violinist and conductor Thomas Zehetmair directs the RCM Symphony Orchestra in a varied programme that includes music by RCM composition professor, Simon Holt.

23 March 2019, 5:30pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Join us for a showcase of exceptional talent from the RCM Junior Department, including music for chamber ensembles, choirs and the RCMJD Chamber Orchestra.

24 March 2019, 7:30pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

From the sassy and satirical to the solemn and spiritual, let our RCM conductors take you on a whirlwind tour of the French Baroque.

29 March 2019, 4:30pm
Britten Theatre

A multi-location theatrical performance, Otis & Eunice sees six music, dance and
drama institutions create a specially commissioned show curated by immersive theatre
makers Raucous.

29 March 2019, 6:30pm
Britten Theatre

A multi-location theatrical performance, Otis & Eunice sees six music, dance and
drama institutions create a specially commissioned show curated by immersive theatre makers Raucous.

29 March 2019, 8:30pm
Britten Theatre

A multi-location theatrical performance, Otis & Eunice sees six music, dance and
drama institutions create a specially commissioned show curated by immersive theatre makers Raucous.

30 March 2019, 4:30pm
Britten Theatre

A multi-location theatrical performance, Otis & Eunice sees six music, dance and
drama institutions create a specially commissioned show curated by immersive theatre makers Raucous.

30 March 2019, 6:30pm
Britten Theatre

A multi-location theatrical performance, Otis & Eunice sees six music, dance and
drama institutions create a specially commissioned show curated by immersive theatre makers Raucous

30 March 2019, 8:30pm
Britten Theatre

A multi-location theatrical performance, Otis & Eunice sees six music, dance and
drama institutions create a specially commissioned show curated by immersive theatre makers Raucous