Friday 14 October 2011
RCM welcomes Universities Minister
On Monday 10 October, we were pleased to welcome to the RCM the Right Honourable David Willetts MP, Minister of State for Universities and Science.
During his visit the Minister sat in on a piano lesson, observed some opera coaching, attended a recording to screen being made in the Studios, visited the reconfigured Museum and enjoyed a trombone quartet in the Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall. Afterwards he attended a meeting with RCM Director, Professor Colin Lawson, and other UK conservatoire principals.
Professor Lawson commented: “We were keen for the Minister to witness the quality of the student experience at the RCM by meeting those who study and work here, and to understand the centrality of the UK conservatoires – and the RCM in particular – in sustaining the UK’s reputation as world leader in the performing arts.”