News Items tagged 'Composition'

RCM welcomes back Vladimir Ashkenazy for Autumn Season

Tuesday 8 August 2017

The Royal College of Music today announced its 2017 Autumn Season, which includes a concert at the Royal Festival Hall with Vladamir Ashkenazy on 26 October.

RCM to fund scholarships for BAME students

Wednesday 28 June 2017

The RCM will fund three new scholarships for UK black and minority ethnic (BAME) students.

Royal College of Music teaching rated outstanding by Department of Education

Thursday 22 June 2017

The RCM has achieved an overall rating of gold for its outstanding teaching and learning provision in the first ever Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

RCM composers commissioned by Classic FM

Friday 12 May 2017

Two RCM composers are among seven young people chosen by a panel of judges from Classic FM and the Royal Philharmonic Society to write a new piece of classical music to celebrate the radio station’s 25th birthday.

Summer Season and new Harlem Quartet residency announced

Wednesday 5 April 2017

The Royal College of Music has today announced its summer 2017 season with the launch of a three-year residency by the Grammy Award-winning Harlem Quartet. 

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.

RCM Named Top Conservatoire for Performing Arts in the UK for Second Consecutive Year

Wednesday 8 March 2017

The Royal College of Music has been named the top institution for Performing Arts in the United Kingdom in the 2017 QS World University Rankings.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Autumn Season on Sale

Wednesday 19 August 2015

The Royal College of Music is delighted to announce its new Autumn Season.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

WW1 Composers

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.

London Tales

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.

Stephen Dodgson

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

Composition Successes

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...

Composer Successes

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...

Composition Successes

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...

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