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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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

Autumn Season announced: John Wilson marks Armistice and Sir Thomas Allen directs Mozart

Tuesday 13 November 2018

The RCM is delighted to welcome international renowned conductor John Wilson to the College for the 2018 Autumn Season.

RCM explores mysterious shores with summer opera double-bill

Friday 4 May 2018

Acclaimed theatre director Stephen Unwin is joining forces with Michael Rosewell for a thrilling opera double-bill this summer.

RCM partners with Australian International Opera Awards for the opportunity of a lifetime

Friday 4 May 2018

The Royal College of Music and Australian International Opera Awards are to provide one singer with the opportunity to study at the RCM International Opera School.

RCM talent takes centre stage at the BBC Proms

Friday 20 April 2018

The 2018 BBC Proms showcases talent from the RCM’s long legacy of celebrated alumni, from great composers to rising stars. 

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.

RCM takes Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream to underground Berlin

Wednesday 24 January 2018

Composed by Royal College of Music alumnus Benjamin Britten, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is presented by the RCM International Opera School in March 2018. 

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

Spring season announced

Wednesday 6 December 2017

The Royal College of Music is delighted to welcome world-renowned conductor Bernard Haitink and many other internationally acclaimed musicians in spring 2018. 

New artist in residence: Sir Thomas Allen

Tuesday 28 November 2017

The Royal College of Music is delighted to announce that the great British baritone and RCM alumnus, Sir Thomas Allen, will be working with our students in the coming years as RCM Artist in Residence.

George Fenton joins roster of new professors and academic staff

Thursday 12 October 2017

The Royal College of Music is delighted to welcome BAFTA award winning composer George Fenton as Visiting Professor in Composition for Screen.  

George Fenton joins roster of new professors and academic staff at the Royal College of Music

Thursday 12 October 2017

The Royal College of Music is delighted to welcome BAFTA award winning composer George Fenton as Visiting Professor in Composition for Screen.  

Royal College of Music gives UK premiere of Rameau's Les fêtes d’Hébé

Wednesday 4 October 2017

A new collaboration between the RCM, Académie de l’Opéra national de Paris and the Centre de musique baroque de Versailles has culminated in a Rameau UK premiere.

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. 

Success for five RCM graduates at Wigmore Hall

Friday 8 September 2017

The Royal College of Music is thrilled to announce that RCM graduate Julien van Mellaerts has been awarded First Prize in the Wigmore Hall / Kohn Foundation International Song Competition.

Royal College of Music alumni success in the West End

Friday 25 August 2017

Three Royal College of Music graduates have now been cast in Andrew Lloyd-Webber's The Phantom of the Opera. 

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.

RCM to fund scholarships for BAME students

Wednesday 28 June 2017

The RCM will fund three UK students from ethnic minority backgrounds who wish to study as an undergraduate from 2018/19.

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).

Joint anniversary for Les mamelles de Tirésias play and opera

Friday 2 June 2017

June marks the 70th anniversary of the premiere of Poulenc’s comic opera Les mamelles de Tirésias and the 100th anniversary of the first production of the play on which the opera is based.

Louise Alder wins Young Singer of the Year

Monday 8 May 2017

Soprano alumna Louise Alder has won the Young Singer of the Year award in the International Opera Awards 2017.

Ferrier Award success for RCM musicians

Tuesday 2 May 2017

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

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.

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.

Janis Kelly appointed to a Personal Chair of Vocal Performance

Wednesday 15 February 2017

We’re delighted to announce that acclaimed soprano soloist Janis Kelly has been appointed to a Personal Chair of Vocal Performance at the Royal College of Music.