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Health & Wellbeing Week returns

Monday 11 February 2019

RCMSU has run a diverse programme of events to inform RCM students about the importance of leading a healthy life.

Chinese New Year Celebration Concert 2019

Tuesday 5 February 2019

On Monday 4 February, the Royal College of Music (RCM)’s Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall was adorned with Chinese lanterns and banners, courtesy of the RCM Oriental Culture Society and sponsored by the Lang Lang International Music Foundation.

2019 Rod Williams Memorial Concert

Friday 1 February 2019

The Royal College of Music was pleased to host the 2019 Rod Williams Memorial Concert on Thursday 31 January. The RCM Symphony Orchestra was joined by Venezuelan conductor Rafael Payare for a magnificent evening of Skryabin and Richard Strauss.

More Music building development reaches new milestone

Thursday 31 January 2019

The Royal College of Music has celebrated the ‘topping out’ milestone of the More Music: Reimagining the Royal College of Music building development.

RCM Opera Studio presents Robinson Crusoe

Wednesday 30 January 2019

The Royal College of Music Opera Studio presents Jacques Offenbach’s lively operetta Robinson Crusoe in the composer’s 200th birthday year.

Royal College of Music Museum sends 16th-century harpsichord to Oman

Friday 18 January 2019

The Royal College of Music Museum has lent one of its most prized items to the V&A for a tour of their Opera: Passion, Power and Politics exhibition.

Museum Blog: The experience of handling museum objects

Thursday 3 January 2019

Teacher Ambassadors at a Learning Day get chance to handle objects from the RCM collections, including playable instruments.

Harpist Jana Boušková joins RCM Strings Faculty

Friday 21 December 2018

The Royal College of Music is delighted to welcome world-renowned harpist Jana Boušková to the Strings Faculty.

Centre for Performance Science researchers identify links between memorisation and virtuosity

Thursday 20 December 2018

A CPS study finds that the skills and practice needed to play virtuosic expressively are similar to those required to perform reliably from memory and can be learned by all musicians.

Museum Blog: Rediscovering an original Edward Burne-Jones drawing

Tuesday 18 December 2018

At the Royal College of Music Museum we have been busy sorting through uncatalogued parts of our collection. In amongst a box of drawings we recently made a very exciting discovery.

The Marriage of Figaro streamed on OperaVision

Monday 17 December 2018

The RCM’s critically acclaimed production of The Marriage of Figaro, directed by Sir Thomas Allen, will be available to stream on OperaVision from 1 January 2019.

Record number of RCMJD musicians join NYO

Friday 14 December 2018

A total of 24 RCMJD musicians have won NYO places for 2019, a record number to be taken in one year.

Royal College of Music announces new String Quartet Fellowship

Wednesday 12 December 2018

The Royal College of Music has announced a new String Quartet Fellowship.

Royal College of Music awarded Special Commendation by Research England

Tuesday 11 December 2018

The RCM has been awarded a Special Commendation by Research England for its three-year Global Challenges Research Fund strategy.

Liam Taylor-West wins at the British Composer Awards

Friday 7 December 2018

RCM Doctoral student Liam Taylor-West has won the British Composer Award for a Community or Educational project for his work The Umbrella.

RCM Spring Season 2019: Rafael Payare and Thomas Zehetmair visit South Kensington

Wednesday 5 December 2018

The RCM today announced its Spring 2019 season, which includes visits from Venezuelan conductor Rafael Payare and Austrian violinist and conductor Thomas Zehetmair.

Over 1,000 Milein Cosman sketches acquired by Royal College of Music Museum

Monday 3 December 2018

The Royal College of Music Museum has acquired 1,300 musical portraits by celebrated German artist Milein Cosman.

Kiri Te Kanawa Scholarship 2018/19

Friday 30 November 2018

RCM tenor Joel Williams has been awarded the prestigious Kiri Te Kanawa Scholarship to support his studies at the RCM Opera Studio.

Royal College of Music Museum on the road again

Tuesday 20 November 2018

The Royal College of Music Museum Roadshow returns with a new pop-up exhibition and events at Kensington & Chelsea Central Library on 10 and 11 December.

The Big Give Christmas Challenge: one gift, twice the impact

Tuesday 20 November 2018

The RCM is proud to have been selected to take part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge, the UK’s biggest online match funding campaign, for the eighth year.

RCM musicians participate in sit-in schemes with London’s top orchestras

Thursday 15 November 2018

This year, many RCM musicians will take part in sit-in schemes with some of London’s top orchestras.

CPS research sheds positive light on musicians' psychological health

Thursday 8 November 2018

A new study from the Centre for Performance Science (CPS) has revealed that classical musicians score higher than the general population on some important aspects of wellbeing.

Doctoral clarinet studentship now open for applications

Thursday 1 November 2018

The Royal College of Music is pleased to invite applications from doctoral candidates for the Pamela Weston Clarinet Research & Performance Scholarship.

Mercers’ Arts Award recipients announced

Wednesday 7 November 2018

The recipients of this year’s Mercers’ Arts Awards for RCM postgraduate students have been announced.

RCM Museum treasures on loan to three of the world's leading art museums

Wednesday 24 October 2018

Two significant portraits from the RCM collection are on loan to exhibitions in London, Paris and Venice.

RCM musicians join Chamber Orchestra of Europe Academy following collaborative project

Thursday 18 October 2018

Three RCM musicians have been accepted onto the prestigious COE Academy programme following the latest visit to the College by COE players.

RCM Junior Department collaborates with youth music service to create Darwin's Bio Orchestra

Friday 9 November 2018

The RCM Junior Department has collaborated with Luton Music Mix to bring young musicians together for the Darwin’s Bio Orchestra project.

RCM musicians selected for London Philharmonic Orchestra opportunity

Wednesday 3 October 2018

Six RCM musicians have been announced as LPO Foyle Future Firsts Development Programme participants for 2018/19.

Royal College of Music marks centenary year of Sir Hubert Parry and First World War

Tuesday 2 October 2018

This year, the RCM marks two important centenaries: 100 years since the end of the First World War and 100 years since the death of Sir Hubert Parry.

RCMJD welcomes new talent after summer of BBC Proms successes

Friday 28 September 2018

This September, RCMJD welcomes 75 new pupils, including one of its youngest ever students joining its pioneering mini bass programme.

RCM names top conservatoire for music in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide

Wednesday 26 September 2018

The RCM has been ranked the number one UK conservatoire for music in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

National survey launched by Centre of Performance Science

Friday 9 November 2018

The Centre for Performance Science (CPS) has launched the HEartS music survey.

2018 City Music Foundation Artists

Friday 21 September 2018

Two RCM alumni have been selected as 2018 City Music Foundation Artists following a rigorous and competitive audition process.

Sir Thomas Allen directs The Marriage of Figaro

Tuesday 18 September 2018

RCM alumnus Sir Thomas Allen is returning to the RCM this autumn to direct Mozart’s beloved comic opera The Marriage of Figaro.

RCM Worldwide winner announced

Monday 17 September 2018

RCM violinist Esther Abrami has won the Royal College of Music’s #RCMWorldwide competition 2018 with a photo taken in Vienna, Austria.

RCM becomes first UK conservatoire to partner with OperaVision

Monday 17 September 2018

The Royal College of Music is to become the first conservatoire to partner with international opera streaming platform OperaVision.

Royal College of Music part of new national Mental Health Network

Wednesday 5 September 2018

The Royal College of Music will be part of a new Mental Health Network led by UK Research and Innovation.