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Royal College of Music announces 2022 Summer season

Wednesday 30 March 2022

The Royal College of Music (RCM) is pleased to present a vibrant summer events programme featuring festivals, classical concerts and innovative collaborations.

RCM In Focus returns with new immersive performances for online audiences

Tuesday 26 January 2021

The popular RCM In Focus series returns this spring with new performances by RCM musicians, filmed especially for online audiences.

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.

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.

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.

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 Junior Department record soundtrack for new Sadler’s Wells ballet

Wednesday 21 March 2018

The Royal College of Music Junior Department and English National Ballet are collaborating on a new ballet at Sadler’s Wells Theatre.

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 composers commissioned by Classic FM

Friday 12 May 2017

Two RCM composers are among seven young people chosen by a panel of judges from Classic FM and the Royal Philharmonic Society to write a new piece of classical music to celebrate the radio station’s 25th birthday.

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. 

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.

Ben Goldscheider through to BBC Young Musician Final

Monday 9 May 2016

Royal College of Music Junior Department horn player Ben Goldscheider is through to the Final of BBC Young Musician 2016.

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.

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 Philip

Thursday 4 February 2016

RCM saxophonist Philip Attard has triumphed in the Woodwind, Brass and Percussion final of the 2016 Royal Over-Seas League Music Competition.

Five RCMJD Musicians to Compete in BBC Young Musician 2016

Monday 25 January 2016

No fewer than five talented young musicians from the RCM Junior Department have made it through to the category finals of BBC Young Musician 2016.

New Year at the RCMJD

Friday 26 September 2014

We are delighted to warmly welcome 67 new students and a host of new staff for a new academic year at the Royal College of Music Junior Department.

Pianist Martin James Bartlett is BBC Young Musician 2014

Monday 19 May 2014

RCM student Martin James Bartlett has been crowned BBC Young Musician 2014.


Martin wins BBCYM Keyboard Final

Monday 12 May 2014

RCM Junior Department pianist Martin James Bartlett has won the Keyboard Category Final of BBC Young Musician 2014.

Barbara Boissard

Friday 17 January 2014

Barbara Boissard, RCM alumna and former Director of the RCM Junior Department from 1975-1983, has died. 

Primary Proms

Friday 11 October 2013

On Thursday 10 October, the RCM Junior Department Chamber Orchestra performed at a pair of very special events.

New Head of Junior Programmes

Friday 6 September 2013

The RCM is delighted to announce the appointment of Miranda Francis as the new Head of Junior Programmes.

The President's Award

Thursday 9 May 2013

HRH The Prince of Wales celebrated 20 years as President of the Royal College of Music by endorsing a brand-new honour, The President’s Award.

The Scalpel and the Bow

Monday 14 January 2013

Head of Performance Science Professor Aaron Williamon has featured on the popular BBC Radio 3 series Between the Ears.

Singing in the Rain!

Thursday 31 May 2012

Torrential rain didn't stop the Royal College of Music Chamber Choir entertaining the crowds at the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant...

Laura is Young Musician 2012

Monday 14 May 2012

RCM Junior Department student Laura van der Heijden has been crowned BBC Young Musician 2012...

BBC Young Musician 2012

Tuesday 17 April 2012

No fewer than five brilliantly talented RCM musicians have made it through to the category finals of the BBC Young Musician 2012...

Lara Live!

Wednesday 14 December 2011

JD pianist and BBC Young Musician 2010 Lara Melda performs live on BBC Radio 3.

RCMJD pianists at the Southbank Centre and Wigmore Hall

Monday 7 November 2011

This autumn, pianists from the RCM Junior Department (RCMJD) performed in two of London’s most prestigious venues.

Multiple triumphs for RCM performers

Wednesday 22 June 2011

RCM performers have almost swept the board at this year's Royal Over-Seas League Music Competition...

60th Birthday Celebrations

Monday 6 June 2011

Junior Department alumnus and renowned cellist Julian Lloyd Webber has been celebrating his 60th birthday this year with a series of special concerts.