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Kiri Te Kanawa Scholarship 2017/18
Monday 4 December 2017
The Royal College of Music International Opera School and the Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation are delighted to announce Nardus Williams as this year's Kiri Te Kenawa Scholar
Royal College of Music breaks new ground with ambitious campus redevelopment
Tuesday 13 June 2017
Professor Robert Winston, Royal College of Music Chairman, together with Director Professor Colin Lawson CBE, have marked the start of an ambitious redevelopment of the RCM campus.
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.
HRH The Prince of Wales honours outstanding musicians and industry leaders in annual President’s Visit
Tuesday 7 March 2017
HRH The Prince of Wales, President of the Royal College of Music since 1993, today honoured outstanding figures in international musical life at the RCM’s Annual Awards ceremony.
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.
2017 Rod Williams Memorial Concert Announced
Friday 20 January 2017
This year’s Rod Williams Memorial Concert features Nicholas Collon and the Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra.
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.
Lord Black appointed new Chairman of the Royal College of Music
Thursday 8 December 2016
The Royal College of Music is delighted to announce that it has appointed Lord Black of Brentwood to the position of Chairman of Council, effective from August 2017.
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.
RCM Awarded Major HEFCE Grant
Thursday 1 December 2016
The Royal College of Music has been awarded a major grant by the Higher Education Funding Council of England (HEFCE) to support the development of new online teaching and learning resources.
RCM Students in Aldeburgh
Friday 25 November 2016
Royal College of Music students appeared last week at Snape Maltings, the home of Aldeburgh Music.
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.
Heritage Lottery Fund Success
Thursday 13 October 2016
The Royal College of Music is delighted to announce that the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has awarded a grant of £3,634,418 to fund the redevelopment of the RCM Museum.
Alexander Receives Benjamin Britten Piano Fellowship
Tuesday 11 October 2016
Pianist Alexander Ullman has been named as this year’s recipient of the Benjamin Britten Piano Fellowship
Maxim Vengerov Joins the Royal College of Music
Monday 5 September 2016
The Royal College of Music is delighted to announce the appointment of globally renowned violinist Maxim Vengerov as Polonsky Visiting Professor of Violin.
Kiri Te Kanawa Scholarship
Thursday 18 August 2016
Royal College of Music baritone Kieran Rayner has been awarded the prestigious Kiri Te Kanawa Scholarship to support his studies at the RCM International Opera School.
Professor Colin Lawson Appointed CBE
Friday 10 June 2016
Professor Colin Lawson, Director of the Royal College of Music, has been appointed a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2016 for services to music and music education.
RCM named top UK conservatoire in 2017 Complete University Guide
Thursday 28 April 2016
The RCM has been named top UK conservatoire in the Complete University Guide’s Arts/Music Institution League Table 2017.
2016 Rod Williams Memorial Concert Announced
Monday 4 April 2016
This year’s Rod Williams Memorial Concert features Vladimir Jurowski and the Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra.
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.
The Royal College of Music Secures Rare Gagliano Violin
Wednesday 16 March 2016
The RCM is delighted to announce the permanent loan of a 1758 Nicolò Gagliano violin.
HRH The Prince of Wales Presents Honours During Annual Visit
Thursday 10 March 2016
HRH The Prince of Wales today honoured a number of outstanding figures in international musical life at the Royal College of Music’s Annual Awards ceremony.
Big Give Christmas Challenge raises over £186,000
Thursday 17 December 2015
The RCM is delighted to have raised over £186,000 through the 2015 Big Give Christmas Challenge.
Double your money with the Big Give
Tuesday 24 November 2015
The RCM is once again proud to be participating in the Big Give Christmas Challenge on Friday 4 and Saturday 5 December 2015.
John Copley to direct Die Fledermaus
Wednesday 23 September 2015
We’re thrilled to announce that our International Opera School’s Autumn 2015 production of Johann Strauss’s Die Fledermaus will be directed by John Copley.
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!
The President’s Visit 2015
Thursday 12 March 2015
HRH The Prince of Wales honoured a number of outstanding figures in international musical life today at the Royal College of Music's Annual Awards ceremony.
RCM premieres long-lost march
Wednesday 28 January 2015
The Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra will give the first performance of a vivacious march by French composer Lili Boulanger at the Royal Festival Hall on 26 February.
The RCM at Buckingham Palace
Monday 26 January 2015
Musicians from the Royal College of Music and members of Opera Australia have given a special joint performance at Buckingham Palace hosted by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.
New Year's Honours
Wednesday 7 January 2015
We offer warm congratulations to the many musicians whose achievements have been recognised in the New Year’s Honours list. Among them are two long-standing supporters of the RCM: Dasha Shenkman and Philip Carne.
Portrait Artist of the Year
Monday 5 January 2015
The Royal College of Music has commissioned a portrait of Dame Kiri Te Kanawa as part of the Sky Arts TV series Portrait Artist of the Year.
Big Give Christmas Challenge 2014
Thursday 27 November 2014
From 4-6 December 2014, the RCM is once again proud to be participating in the Big Give Christmas Challenge.
New Season: Spring 2015
Wednesday 3 December 2014
We’re delighted to announce our new Spring Season of events.
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.
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.
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.
The Queen’s Birthday Honours
Tuesday 17 June 2014
Our warmest congratulations go out several individuals associated with the RCM whose achievements were recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
Boconnoc Award 2014
Wednesday 28 May 2014
The Laefer Quartet has been named as the recipients of the 2014 Boconnoc Music Award.
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.
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.
RAG Week 2014
Thursday 6 February 2014
The week of 10-14 February 2014 is RCM RAG Week 2013 - a full week of charitable events organised by the RCM Students’ Association.
Arts Medals for RCM philanthropists
Friday 13 December 2013
On Wednesday 11 December, HRH The Prince of Wales presented Prince of Wales Medals for Arts Philanthropy to four long-term RCM supporters...
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.
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...
From Community to Concert Platform
Thursday 7 November 2013
We are delighted to announce that the RCM has received a major commitment from the Georg and Emily von Opel Foundation to support the teaching of string instruments at the Royal College of Music.
Monday 23 September 2013
On Saturday 7 September, the RCM was delighted to welcome more than 100 alumni to a special reunion at the RCM.
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 Boconnoc Music Award
Thursday 20 June 2013
The Cataleya Quintet has been named as the second recipients of the Boconnoc Award.
La vie parisienne
Monday 17 June 2013
This June the RCM International Opera School is transporting audiences to Paris in our sparkling summer production of Offenbach’s La vie parisienne.
Giving is Good for you
Wednesday 12 June 2013
A new book by RCM Council member and scholarship donor John Nickson sheds light on the benefits of being generous.
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...
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.
Ferrier Success for Louise Alder
Monday 29 April 2013
RCM soprano Louise Alder has been awarded second prize at the prestigious Kathleen Ferrier Awards...
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 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.
Lark Insurance Scholarship
Wednesday 30 January 2013
A new scholarship for RCM students has been established thanks to the generosity of Lark Insurance.
The Tri-borough Music Hub
Friday 28 September 2012
On Tuesday 25 September the Royal Albert Hall hosted the launch of the new Tri-borough Music Hub, supported by Arts Council England...
Celebrating Benjamin Britten
Tuesday 11 September 2012
The Britten-Pears Foundation has unveiled details of the centenary celebrations for RCM alumnus Benjamin Britten.
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.
Mark Messenger - Marathon Man
Tuesday 24 April 2012
RCM Head of Strings Mark Messenger has run his seventh London Marathon, raising thousands of pounds for talented RCM students...
Leopold de Rothschild
Friday 20 April 2012
With deep regret we report the death on Thursday 19 April of Leopold de Rothschild CBE, FRCM
Give it Back, George
Thursday 5 April 2012
The RCM is backing a campaign to protect tax relief for large-scale donations to charities...
Sir George Blunden FRCM
Thursday 29 March 2012
Former RCM Deputy Chairman Sir George Blunden FRCM has died at the age of 89...
From Indiana to Kensington
Monday 26 March 2012
This March, we were delighted to welcome three vocal students from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University...
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...
Figaro Comes to the RCM
Thursday 23 February 2012
The RCM International Opera School is delighted to announce its summer production: Mozart’s "Le Nozze di Figaro" (The Marriage of Figaro).
Martha's 'Romanze' on BBC Radio 3
Friday 17 February 2012
RCM alumna mezzo soprano Martha Jones’s recording of Schubert’s ‘Romanze’ is being broadcast at 2pm on BBC Radio 3 on Friday 17 February.
New Year's Honours
Friday 6 January 2012
We offer warm congratulations to the many musicians whose achievements have been recognised in the New Year’s Honours list.
Russian Pianists' Successes
Wednesday 9 November 2011
Last weekend two Russian RCM pianists were awarded prizes at major international piano competitions.
Two Magical Sopranos
Monday 31 October 2011
In 2012, two recent RCM graduates will be performing in high profile productions of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte (”The Magic Flute”).
Wigmore Hall Success for RCM Singer
Monday 24 October 2011
Congratulations to mezzo-soprano Anna Huntley, who has been awarded the Wigmore Hall / Independent Opera Voice Fellowship
First Prize for RCM Singer
Monday 17 October 2011
Congratulations to RCM soprano Abigail Mitchell who won first prize in the International "Vokal Genial" competition in Munich with the Munich Radio Orchestra at the weekend
Special Award for RCM Singer
Wednesday 5 October 2011
Congratulations to Australian baritone Morgan Pearse who has been awarded AUD 20,000 by the Australian Music Foundation, following his successful audition at Wigmore Hall.
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...
Double String Success
Monday 6 June 2011
RCM performers have snapped up the top two prizes in the prestigious Windsor Festival International String Competition...