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Royal College of Music top conservatoire for performing arts in the UK for third consecutive year

Friday 2 March 2018

The Royal College of Music is named the top institution for Performing Arts in the United Kingdom and Europe and second in the world in the 2018 QS World University Rankings.

2017/18 piano accompaniment and junior fellows announced

Friday 22 September 2017

Royal College of Music Director Professor Colin Lawson CBE has announced the remarkable musicians who will be piano accompaniment and junior fellows for the 2017/18 academic year. 

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.

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).

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. 

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.

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.

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. 

Sir Neville Marriner CH FRCM, 1924 - 2016

Monday 3 October 2016

We are deeply saddened by the death of Royal College of Music alumnus and former professor Sir Neville Marriner on 2 October.

National Student Survey

Wednesday 17 August 2016

The Royal College of Music has achieved outstanding results in the 2016 National Student Survey.

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.

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.

Gold Medal at Chesapeake for RCM Students

Tuesday 19 April 2016

Recorder quartet BLOCK4 has won top prize at Chesapeake Chamber Music Competition.

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.

Ensemble in Association Florilegium Celebrates 25 Years Together

Wednesday 6 April 2016

Outstanding period instrument ensemble Florilegium celebrates its 25th anniversary and 8 years as Ensemble in Association at the Royal College of Music.

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.

ROSL Success for Consone Quartet

Friday 4 March 2016

The Consone Quartet, which features three Royal College of Music students and alumni, has won the Ensembles A final of the 2016 Royal Over-Seas League Music Competition.

Terence Charlston Appointed Chair of Historical Keyboard Instruments

Thursday 3 March 2016

Internationally renowned harpsichordist and high-profile researcher Terence Charlston takes on a brand new role at the RCM.

Magdalena Loth-Hill receives Mills Williams Medal

Wednesday 2 March 2016

The current Mills Williams Junior Fellow, Magdalena Loth-Hill, was delighted to be presented with the Mills Williams Medal by Chair of Trustees Nigel Woolner on 1 March.

Students Find Success Through Historical Performance

Friday 4 December 2015

Historical Performance at the RCM has a strong track-record of providing students from several faculties with opportunities to achieve great success.

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.

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.

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.

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 Baroque Orchestra on Tour

Friday 10 April 2015

Musicians from the RCM’s Historical Performance department have recently enjoyed a tour to Austria and Germany to perform J S Bach’s St John Passion.

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!

New Season: Spring 2015

Wednesday 3 December 2014

We’re delighted to announce our new Spring Season of events.

Christopher Hogwood 1941 – 2014

Thursday 25 September 2014

We are very sorry to report the death of conductor, composer and musicologist Christopher Hogwood CBE on 24 September.

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.