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The RCM receives transformative gift from the Estate of the late Nancy Ann Wolfers

Thursday 26 November 2020

The RCM has received a bequest in excess of £800,000 from the Estate of Nancy Wolfers.

Royal College of Music presents first events as part of Music, Migration and Mobility project 

Tuesday 24 November 2020

The Royal College of Music is presenting the first in a series of events as part of a major research project into the legacy of migrant musicians from Nazi Europe in Britain.

The RCM hosts Virtual Gala in aid of the More Music campaign

Monday 23 November 2020

On Thursday 8 October the Royal College of Music held its premiere online fundraising event, The More Music Virtual Gala.

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

Friday 13 November 2020

The Royal College of Music is delighted to have been selected to take part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge, the UK’s biggest match funding campaign, for the tenth year.

RCM composers nominated for The Ivors Composer Awards 2020

Tuesday 3 November 2020

Five Royal College of Music alumni have been nominated for this year’s Ivors Composer Awards.

All-RCM cast for English National Opera’s El Niño

Thursday 29 October 2020

Six RCM alumni are the soloists for the ENO's upcoming production of El Niño.

Music by RCM Junior Department composers performed by London Sinfonietta

Friday 23 October 2020

Music composed by Royal College of Music Junior Department students will be performed by the London Sinfonietta in an online event.

Royal College of Music collaborates on new virtual reality environment for musicians to experience favourite venues from home

Thursday 22 October 2020

A partnership between the RCM and The Innovation Consultancy Ltd will enable users to rehearse and perform virtually in a range of major UK venues.

RCM musicians selected for London Philharmonic Orchestra schemes to prepare for profession

Friday 16 October 2020

Five RCM musicians have been announced as LPO Foyle Future First members for 2020/21 and one RCMJD musician joins the LPO Junior Artist scheme this year.

New Blüthner Practice Suite at the Royal College of Music

Thursday 8 October 2020

The RCM is delighted to have received a gift of ten Blüthner Model A upright pianos from the Alfred-Reinhold-Foundation.

Martin James Bartlett awarded Benjamin Britten Piano Fellowship

Wednesday 30 September 2020

Outstanding pianist Martin James Bartlett has been announced as the recipient of the Benjamin Britten Piano Fellowship for 2020–21, awarded by the Royal College of Music (RCM) and generously supported by the Philip Loubser Foundation (PLF).

RCM students and alumni star in Theater an der Wien's Porgy and Bess

Tuesday 29 September 2020

Four RCM singers are to perform lead roles in a production of Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess in Vienna this October.

Royal College of Music and Community Jameel establish Hardship Fund to support students in need

Monday 28 September 2020

The Royal College of Music has announced the establishment of the Community Jameel Hardship Fund to support RCM students who are experiencing unexpected difficulty or financial hardship, for an initial period of three years.

In Focus: short film series to immerse music-lovers in classical performance begins today

Monday 21 September 2020

The RCM's new short film series begins today with In Focus: The Kennedy-Mietke Harpsichord.

RCM launches autumn season with events in London‘s newest concert hall

Wednesday 9 September 2020

The Royal College of Music has launched its autumn events season for 2020, including the first performances in its brand-new Performance Hall.

RCM, Imperial College and UCL researchers shed light on music’s role in supporting mental wellbeing

Monday 17 August 2020

New research led by the Centre for Performance Science (CPS) has used data collected from over 2,000 people all over the world to discover the specific ways in which music-making supports positive mental wellbeing.

Julian Bream, RCM alumnus, 1933 – 2020

Monday 17 August 2020

Renowned classical guitarist Julian Bream CBE, who studied at the Royal College of Music from 1948, has died aged 87.

Announcing August's performances in the RCM's online concert series

Monday 3 August 2020

Sir Antonio Pappano, John Wilson and Holly Mathieson feature alongside RCM students in this month's online concert series, taking classic performances from our archives.

2020/21 RCM Fellowships announced

Monday 3 August 2020

Royal College of Music Director, Professor Colin Lawson, has announced the remarkable musicians who will hold fellowships for the 2020/21 academic year.

RCM Sparks digital toolkit supports families, schools and local community during lockdown

Monday 27 July 2020

RCM Sparks has launched a new digital toolkit to continue its essential work with schools and the local community during lockdown.

National Student Survey (NSS) results announced

Thursday 16 July 2020

The Royal College of Music achieves strong performance in this year's National Student Survey (NSS).

Precious manuscripts conserved through RCM Restore a Score Appeal

Wednesday 1 July 2020

Manuscripts and music books, including scores by RCM composers Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Elizabeth Maconchy, have been restored.

Announcing July's performances in the RCM's online concert series

Wednesday 1 July 2020

Rafael Payare, Juraj Valčuha, Roderick Williams and the Harlem Quartet feature alongside RCM students in this month's online concert series, taking classic performances from our archives. We are also pleased to announce an online showcase of some of our doctoral research.

New music by RCM composers presented in live event by Royal College of Music

Thursday 11 June 2020

The Royal College of Music is hosting a live online event featuring new music by talented RCM composers.

First recipient of Andrea Bocelli Foundation-Community Jameel Scholarship announced

Wednesday 10 June 2020

Scholarship designed to remove financial barriers for talented singers from around the world to study full-time at the Royal College of Music Opera Studio

Royal College of Music named top conservatoire for music in the UK in the Complete University Guide Arts, Drama and Music League Table 2021 

Tuesday 9 June 2020

The RCM is the top conservatoire for music in the 2021 Complete University Guide Arts, Drama and Music table for the second consecutive year

RCM Creative Careers Centre celebrates 20th anniversary with series of digital events

Wednesday 3 June 2020

The Royal College of Music’s renowned Creative Careers Centre is celebrating its 20th anniversary in June 2020 with a series of career-focused digital events for RCM students and graduates.

Announcing June's performances in the RCM's online concert series

Monday 1 June 2020

Our digital programme continues with guest artists including Håkan Hardenberger, Vladmimir Ashkenazy, Sir Thomas Allen, Vladimir Jurowski and Sir Roger Norrington, plus our Composition for Screen Showcase.

Royal College of Music becomes first HE institution in the world to partner with nkoda

Tuesday 26 May 2020

The Royal College of Music is the first institution to partner with digital sheet music library nkoda, offering students access to hundreds of thousands of scores.

Royal College of Music Museum digitises remarkable collection of ancient Chinese instruments

Monday 18 May 2020

The Royal College of Music Museum has collaborated with the Committee of Chinese Musical Instrument Museums and Collections to make around 200 ancient musical instruments accessible online.

Giving Tuesday: Mark Messenger runs marathon in aid of RCM student hardship

Tuesday 5 May 2020

RCM Head of Strings, Mark Messenger, is running a marathon to raise money for the RCM Covid-19 Hardship Fund.

Announcing May's performances in the RCM's online concert series

Friday 1 May 2020

Join us online as our digital performance programme continues, including an orchestral masterclass with Maxim Vengerov and Dvořák Symphony no 8 conducted by Thomas Zehetmair

RCM musicians reach category finals in BBC Young Musician 2020

Tuesday 28 April 2020

Four outstanding students from the Royal College of Music Junior Department (RCMJD) and one senior College undergraduate have reached their category finals in this year’s prestigious BBC Young Musician competition.

Royal College of Music launches free online concert series featuring Bernard Haitink, John Wilson, Vladimir Ashkenazy and many more

Monday 20 April 2020

The RCM has launched a free online concert series, offering audiences a diverse programme of broadcasts featuring talented RCM students and celebrated visiting artists.

Centre for Performance Science launches survey to study impact of Covid-19 on the arts

Tuesday 14 April 2020

The Centre for Performance Science (CPS) has launched a major new study to track the effects of Covid-19 on arts and culture students and professionals.

Royal College of Music named top institution for performing arts in the UK for fifth consecutive year

Tuesday 3 March 2020

Royal College of Music named top institution for Performing Arts in the UK for fifth consecutive year and top in Europe.

HRH The Prince of Wales honours Sir Antonio Pappano, Jonas Kaufmann and other celebrated musicians at RCM ceremony

Tuesday 3 March 2020

HRH The Prince of Wales today made his annual President’s visit to the Royal College of Music to confer honours to leading names in the international music world, including Sir Antonio Pappano, Jonas Kaufmann, Debbie Wiseman OBE and Rachel Portman OBE among many others.

RCM Opera Studio presents triple-bill of one-act French operatic masterpieces

Thursday 16 January 2020

This season, the RCM Opera Studio presents a triple bill of French-language operas from three of the world’s most celebrated composers: Debussy, Britten and Ravel.