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Royal College of Music launches autumn season with More Music concert series

Tuesday 6 August 2019

The Royal College of Music has launched its autumn season with a concert series designed to showcase the exceptional talent of RCM musicians.

Barrington Pheloung FRCM, 1954-2019

Friday 2 August 2019

Beloved composer and RCM alumnus Barrington Pheloung has passed away.

International competition success for Gemma Summerfield

Thursday 1 August 2019

Royal College of Music alumna Gemma Summerfield has won first prize in the prestigious Concorso Lirico Internazionale di Portofino.

More Music: Make an Entrance Appeal

Monday 8 July 2019

The RCM has today launched the Make an Entrance Appeal to support the transformation of the Blomfield Building’s iconic entrance throughout summer 2019.

Alexia Sloane composes for the BBC Proms

Wednesday 12 June 2019

RCM Junior Department alumna composer Alexia Sloane has been commissioned to write a piece for this year’s BBC Proms.

BBC Radio 3 to broadcast RCM Symphony Orchestra with Thomas Zehetmair

Tuesday 11 June 2019

This Friday, BBC Radio 3 will broadcast the RCM Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Simon Holt’s An icicle of moon and works by Mozart and Dvořák, conducted by Thomas Zehetmair.

RCM alumni recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Monday 10 June 2019

Royal College of Music alumnus Alfie Boe has been appointed OBE for services to music and charity in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, alongside composer Anna Meredith and soprano Sophie Bevan, who each receive an OBE for services to music.

Royal College of Music top conservatoire in Guardian music league table

Monday 10 June 2019

The Royal College of Music is ranked number one conservatoire in the 2020 Guardian University Guide's music league table and third out of all UK institutions for music.

Museum blog: On a journey of discovery

Monday 3 June 2019

Lydia Baldwin explores the experiences and ideas shared by our Museum team and roadshow visitors as the RCM collection continues its travels.

April Koyejo-Audiger becomes Royal Opera House Link Artist

Friday 31 May 2019

Royal College of Music alumna April Koyejo-Audiger has been selected to join the Royal Opera House as a Link Artist for 2019/20.

YCAT success for George and Ben

Thursday 23 May 2019

RCM pianist George Harliono and RCM Junior Department alumnus Ben Goldscheider have been announced as YCAT Artists 2019.

Royal College of Music in collaboration with Tido Music

Tuesday 21 May 2019

The Royal College of Music has partnered with innovative music learning app Tido Music to offer a free one year subscription to the app for all RCM students.

Consone Quartet named as BBC New Generation Artists

Monday 20 May 2019

The Consone Quartet has been named in BBC Radio 3’s New Generation Artists list for 2019.

Royal Gala at Windsor Castle

Friday 17 May 2019

On Thursday 16 May 2019, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, President of the Royal College of Music (RCM), held a special gala concert at Windsor Castle.

2019/20 RCM Fellowships announced

Thursday 16 May 2019

Royal College of Music Director Professor Colin Lawson has announced the remarkable musicians who will hold fellowships for the 2019/20 academic year.

RCM in partnership with Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra

Tuesday 14 May 2019

The Royal College of Music (RCM) this week welcomed the National Arts Centre (NAC) Orchestra from Canada, hosting a series of workshops and concerts and embarking on a partnership to enable further collaborative events in the future.

RCM Opera Studio presents Bernstein and Berkeley double bill

Wednesday 8 May 2019

The Royal College of Music Opera Studio is taking audiences back to the booming fifties this summer with a double bill of Bernstein’s sardonic Trouble in Tahiti and Berkeley’s delightful comedy of manners, A Dinner Engagement.

RCM celebrates royal bicentenary with all things brass at the Great Exhibition Road Festival

Tuesday 7 May 2019

This summer, 20 South Kensington institutions, including the RCM, are opening their doors for two days of free science, arts and culture events.

Museum blog: Diversity matters

Friday 26 April 2019

Opening up access to music is one of the most important challenges faced by musical institutions today. We were delighted to be awarded a grant by the Museum of London Diversity Matters programme

RCM Junior Department triumphs in Moscow

Friday 5 April 2019

RCM Junior Department pianist Jacky Xiaoyu Zhang has been named joint winner of the III Vladimir Krainev Moscow International Piano Competition.

RCM Summer Season 2019: Vladimir Jurowski, Maxim Vengerov and an opera double-bill of Bernstein and Berkeley

Wednesday 3 April 2019

The Royal College of Music (RCM) is pleased to present a vibrant programme of concerts and events for its 2019 Summer Season.

Virtual Conservatoire delivers simultaneous performances of Otis and Eunice across two cities

Monday 1 April 2019

Otis and Eunice was the culmination of the Virtual Conservatoire project, committed to creating new potential for live performance and performing arts collaboration.

RCM alumna’s world premiere brings young musicians together at the Royal Albert Hall

Wednesday 20 March 2019

Over the past two months the Royal College of Music (RCM) has welcomed hundreds of children through its doors for massed rehearsals in the lead up to the world premiere performance of CONVO at the Royal Albert Hall.

President’s Visit 2019

Wednesday 6 March 2019

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales today visited the Royal College of Music’s new building development during an annual visit to the institution, of which he is President.

Royal College of Music named top institution for Performing Arts in the UK for fourth consecutive year

Wednesday 27 February 2019

The Royal College of Music (RCM) has been named the top institution for Performing Arts in the United Kingdom in the 2019 QS World University Rankings.

Tommy Igoe headlines the Royal College of Music Festival of Percussion 2019

Monday 25 February 2019

The Royal College of Music (RCM) Festival of Percussion 2019 returns on Sunday 5 May. Tommy Igoe headlines a full day of performances, talks and workshops.

International Women's Day 2019 at the Royal College of Music

Tuesday 19 February 2019

The Royal College of Music (RCM) is delighted to present an inspiring programme of events to mark International Women’s Day 2019.

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

Welcoming in the Year of the Pig, the RCM Chinese New Year Celebration Concert returned for a second year and featured students of ten different nationalities.

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.

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.