News Items tagged 'Keyboard'

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).

Former RCM scholar wins Britain’s Got Talent

Thursday 8 June 2017

Pianist Tokio Myers has been crowned winner of this year’s Britain’s Got Talent competition after gaining the most votes from the public on Saturday night.

Dmitry Bashkirov in residence at the RCM

Thursday 25 May 2017

Piano maestro Dmitry Bashkirov took up residency at the Royal College of Music this May, working with students from the Keyboard Faculty in lessons and masterclasses. 

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. 

ROSL success for Bertram and Lynette

Tuesday 28 March 2017

RCM piano duo Bertram Wee and Lynette Yeo have won the ROSL ARTS Strings and Piano Ensembles Prize at the ROSL Annual Music Competition 2017. 

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.

Chappell Medal Success for Veniamin

Monday 27 February 2017

Veniamin Zhukov has won the Royal College of Music’s prestigious Chappell Medal piano competition 2017.

Cyrill Ibrahim Speaks at Dutch Parliament

Monday 20 February 2017

The RCM alumnus and pianist was invited by the UK Embassy of the Netherlands to speak at the Dutch Parliament in The Hague, the Netherlands.

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.

RCM Announces Two New Mercers’ Arts Awards

Monday 24 October 2016

Two Mercers’ Arts Awards will be offered annually for the next five years to selected postgraduate students.

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.

Summer Keyboard Successes

Thursday 11 August 2016

Royal College of Music pianist Pavel Kolesnikov made his BBC Proms debut, following a series of high-profile successes for RCM keyboard students and graduates in a number of prestigious international competitions. 

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.

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.

Emily Sun Wins Royal Over-Seas League

Thursday 2 June 2016

Royal College of Music violinist Emily Sun won the Gold Medal at the Royal Over-Seas League Final, held at Cadogan Hall on Wednesday 1 June.

Six RCM pianists selected for Cleveland Piano Competition

Thursday 5 May 2016

Six outstanding Royal College of Music pianists have been invited to participate in the 2016 Cleveland International Piano Competition.

BBC Proms 2016

Thursday 14 April 2016

The 2016 season of the BBC Proms has been announced and the Royal College of Music is delighted that RCM pianist Pavel Kolesnikov and baritone Huw Montague Rendall will make their Proms debut.

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 Keyboard Graduates Accept Revered Appointments

Wednesday 9 December 2015

Two former RCM students recently accepted appointments in important teaching positions in the UK and abroad.

Success and Recognition for Keyboard Students

Friday 4 December 2015

Royal College of Music keyboard players continue to impress audiences and judges around the 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.

Keyboard successes continue

Monday 28 September 2015

Students and graduates from the RCM’s keyboard faculty continue to make an impression at home and abroad.

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.

Music in Hospitals

Monday 29 June 2015

Royal College of Music pianists have taken part in a successful project to bring music to older patients on hospital wards.

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.

RCM claims Ferrier prizes

Monday 27 April 2015

Royal College of Music performers have enjoyed a clean sweep at this year’s Kathleen Ferrier Awards.

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!

Tillett Trust Young Artists’ Platform

Tuesday 10 March 2015

RCM saxophonist Philip Attard and pianist Luka Okros have been chosen for the Tillett Trust Young Artists’ Platform 2015.

ROSL Accompanist’s Prize

Tuesday 3 March 2015

RCM alumnus Ian Tindale has been announced as the winner of the Accompanist’s Prize in the prestigious Royal Over-Seas League Music Competition.

RCM Live: Spring 2015

Wednesday 14 January 2015

The Royal College of Music continues its ground-breaking series of live broadcasts this spring with a tranche of major events being streamed online.

Vanessa in China

Monday 12 January 2015

Professor Vanessa Latarche, Head of Keyboard at the RCM, has participated in the first Lang Lang Shenzhen Futian International Piano Festival in Shenzhen, China.

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.

Half a million YouTube views

Friday 24 October 2014

The Royal College of Music has received more than 500,000 video views on YouTube.

Jaques Samuel Intercollegiate Piano Competition

Wednesday 22 October 2014

RCM pianist Luka Okrostsvaridze has won First Prize in the Jaques Samuel Intercollegiate Piano Competition.

City of Light

Monday 13 October 2014

The RCM is delighted to be collaborating with the Philharmonia Orchestra for City of Light: Paris 1900–1950 - a major series exploring the music, culture, art and society in Paris between 1900 and 1950.

CMF and YCAT Artists

Tuesday 30 September 2014

Several talented RCM musicians have been selected to be artists with the City Music Foundation and Young Classical Artists Trust this year.

BBC Radio 3's New Generation Artists Announced

Wednesday 4 September 2013

RCM pianist Pavel Kolesnikov has been named a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist 2014.

Keyboard Successes

Tuesday 15 July 2014

RCM pianists Dinara Klinton and Samson Tsoy have both enjoyed recent competition success.

Piano Success in Scotland

Monday 23 June 2014

RCM pianists Ilya Maximov, Jianing Kong and Dinara Klinton have enjoyed success in the prestigious Scottish International Piano Competition 2014.

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.

Pianist Martin James Bartlett is BBC Young Musician 2014

Monday 19 May 2014

RCM student Martin James Bartlett has been crowned BBC Young Musician 2014.


Martin wins BBCYM Keyboard Final

Monday 12 May 2014

RCM Junior Department pianist Martin James Bartlett has won the Keyboard Category Final of BBC Young Musician 2014.

Antony Hopkins FRCM

Thursday 8 May 2014

RCM alumnus Antony Hopkins has died.

Mendelssohn Premiere

Tuesday 6 May 2014

RCM mezzo-soprano Amy Williamson and professor Christopher Glynn have given the first performance of a lost song by Felix Mendelssohn on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Today’ programme.

Marion Thorpe CBE HonRCM

Tuesday 11 March 2014

We are very sorry to report the death of Marion Thorpe on 6 March 2014, an RCM alumna and joint founder of the Leeds Piano Competition. 

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.

Russian Extravaganza

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.

Yamaha Scholarship Success

Thursday 20 February 2014

We are delighted to announce that RCM pianists Dinara Klinton and Pavel Kolesnikov have triumphed at the 2014 Yamaha Scholarship awards.

5 stars for Pavel Kolesnikov

Thursday 16 January 2014

RCM pianist Pavel Kolesnikov has received a 5 star review from The Telegraph for his debut at London’s Wigmore Hall.

CNBC Meets: Lang Lang

Monday 16 December 2013

Students from the RCM Junior Department feature in a new TV documentary about the world-famous pianist Lang Lang.

Celebrations in Minsk

Tuesday 10 December 2013

On Friday 6 December three Royal College of Music alumni presented a special piano recital in Belarus in celebration of the RCM.

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...

Bernard Roberts FRCM 1933 - 2013

Tuesday 5 November 2013

We are very sorry to report the death of Bernard Roberts, a former professor of piano at the RCM and one of the finest Beethoven players of the 20th Century.

Keyboard Successes

Tuesday 29 October 2013

The RCM has been well represented by prize winners of recent international piano competitions.

RCM Live!

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.

Concert Hall Reflectors

Monday 30 September 2013

New reflective panels have been installed in the Royal College of Music’s Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall.

Royal Society Journal

Friday 27 September 2013

An article written by RCM Professor of Performance Science Aaron Williamon has been published in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface.

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.

Masterclasses Online

Friday 13 September 2013

We’re delighted to announce that we’re now making RCM masterclasses available to a worldwide audience.

Professorship for Dmitri Alexeev

Tuesday 16 July 2013

Dmitri Alexeev has been appointed to the position of Professor of Advanced Piano at the Royal College of Music.

Lara live on BBC Radio 3

Monday 8 July 2013

RCM pianist Lara Melda has starred as soloist in a BBC Radio 3 concert with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

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.

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...

Successes at the English Song Competition

Thursday 23 May 2013

RCM pianist Jennifer Hughes and RCM singer Bradley Travis have both enjoyed success at the Patricia Routledge National English Song Competition 2013.

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 musicians perform for royalty in Qatar

Friday 15 March 2013

Musicians from the RCM have performed for royalty during a recent visit to Qatar.

RCM Competition Successes

Wednesday 13 March 2013

RCM musicians Jennifer Hughes, Sinead O'Kelly and Ian Tindale have all enjoyed success in recent competitions.

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.

Ashkenazy Live

Thursday 21 February 2013

This Wednesday, the RCM is offering a worldwide audience the chance to witness the RCM Symphony Orchestra’s highly-anticipated upcoming concert with Vladimir Ashkenazy.

Lang Lang Music World

Friday 1 February 2013

Professor Vanessa Latarche has been appointed Vice Chairman of Lang Lang Music World.

A tribute to Raenelda MacKie

Thursday 10 January 2013

Richard Langham Smith pays tribute to RCM doctoral student Raenelda MacKie, who passed away in December...

Success for Yoshio Hamano

Wednesday 7 November 2012

RCM pianist Yoshio Hamano has been awarded First Prize at the Nordic International Piano Competition in Sweden.

Welcoming Professor Sokolov

Wednesday 31 October 2012

Professor Alexander Sokolov, Rector of Moscow Conservatory, has been welcomed to the RCM to sign and re-affirm our memorandum of agreement.

Pavel Kolesnikov wins Honens International Piano Competition

Monday 29 October 2012

RCM pianist Pavel Kolesnikov has won the highly prestigious Honens International Piano Competition.

Success for So Yeong Kim

Wednesday 17 October 2012

RCM pianist So Yeong Kim has been selected for this year’s Foyle Future Firsts Programme with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Apply now for International Auditions

Monday 1 October 2012

Apply now for auditions in South Korea and Japan - the deadline is fast approaching!

How to Prepare a Piano

Monday 24 September 2012

RCM Piano Supervisor and Technician Chris Moulton featured in BBC Radio 3’s ‘Preparing a Piano’ on Saturday 22 September.

Santander International Piano Competition

Monday 10 September 2012

Pianist Samson Tsoy has become a Laureate of the prestigious XVII Santander International Piano Competition Paloma O’Shea in Spain.

Paraorchestra closes Paralympics

Monday 10 September 2012

We are delighted to announce that three RCM alumni performed in the Closing Ceremony of the Paralympics on Sunday 9 September.

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.

Prize Win in Portugal

Friday 13 July 2012

Pianist Vasco Dantas Rocha has won First Prize at the XIII International Piano Competition “Cidade do Fundão” 2012 in Portugal.

Geza Anda International Piano Competition

Wednesday 13 June 2012

Elmar Gasanov has won 3rd prize in the prestigious Géza Anda International Piano Competition in Zurich.

Competition Success for Oxana Shevchenko

Monday 21 May 2012

Oxana Shevchenko was awarded 1st prize and the audience prize at the Sheepdrove Intercollegiate Piano Competition this Sunday

Hubert Dawkes

Thursday 17 May 2012

We report with great sadness the death of Hubert Dawkes, a much loved and highly respected keyboard professor at the RCM...

Laura is Young Musician 2012

Monday 14 May 2012

RCM Junior Department student Laura van der Heijden has been crowned BBC Young Musician 2012...

Dr John Birch

Wednesday 2 May 2012

Dr John Birch, senior professor of organ at the RCM for many years, has died.

Live on Radio 3

Monday 30 April 2012

On Friday 27 April, the RCM Baroque Orchestra and Soloists appeared on BBC Radio 3's "In Tune" to promote a very special concert...

RCM International Piano Course

Friday 27 April 2012

Book now to secure your place on the RCM International Piano Course!

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...

Success in Serbia

Tuesday 27 March 2012

Two RCM pianists were successful at the 6th Isidor Bajic Piano Memorial Competition in Serbia this year.

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...

Alan Rowlands

Wednesday 4 January 2012

We are sorry to report the death on 2 January of Alan Rowlands

Lara Live!

Wednesday 14 December 2011

JD pianist and BBC Young Musician 2010 Lara Melda performs live on BBC Radio 3.

Russian Pianists' Successes

Wednesday 9 November 2011

Last weekend two Russian RCM pianists were awarded prizes at major international piano competitions.

RCMJD pianists at the Southbank Centre and Wigmore Hall

Monday 7 November 2011

This autumn, pianists from the RCM Junior Department (RCMJD) performed in two of London’s most prestigious venues.

Infernal Dance

Friday 28 October 2011

In 2011, the RCM is once again collaborating with the Philharmonia Orchestra on a flagship series of events...

By Special Invitation...

Wednesday 26 October 2011

This month, RCM performers were invited to perform in two prestigious concert series in south west London.

Professorship for Vanessa Latarche

Monday 24 October 2011

Head of Keyboard Vanessa Latarche has been appointed to the additional title of Professor of International Keyboard Studies...

Brahms in the Home

Tuesday 11 October 2011

This November, a conference and concert series shed light on a vital but little-explored facet of 19th-century music-making...

Honorary DMus for jazz piano professor

Thursday 29 September 2011

RCM jazz piano professor Mike Moran has been awarded an Honorary DMus by the Arts and Media faculty at Southampton Solent University

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

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...

Multiple triumphs for RCM performers

Wednesday 22 June 2011

RCM performers have almost swept the board at this year's Royal Over-Seas League Music Competition...

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