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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.

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.

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).

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Leading international musicians join Royal College of Music as professors

Thursday 16 January 2020

The Royal College of Music is delighted to welcome a roster of leading international musicians who join the College as professors 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.

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.

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 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.

RCM musicians participate in sit-in schemes with London’s top orchestras

Thursday 15 November 2018

This year, many RCM musicians will take part in sit-in schemes with some of London’s top orchestras.

Doctoral clarinet studentship now open for applications

Thursday 1 November 2018

The Royal College of Music is pleased to invite applications from doctoral candidates for the Pamela Weston Clarinet Research & Performance Scholarship.

Mercers’ Arts Award recipients announced

Wednesday 7 November 2018

The recipients of this year’s Mercers’ Arts Awards for RCM postgraduate students have been announced.

RCM musicians join Chamber Orchestra of Europe Academy following collaborative project

Thursday 18 October 2018

Three RCM musicians have been accepted onto the prestigious COE Academy programme following the latest visit to the College by COE players.

RCM musicians selected for London Philharmonic Orchestra opportunity

Wednesday 3 October 2018

Six RCM musicians have been announced as LPO Foyle Future Firsts Development Programme participants for 2018/19.

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.

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.

Marie follows in Sheku's footsteps

Monday 23 July 2018

RCM Junior Department flautist Marie Sato has won the RPS-Duet Young Instrumentalist Prize, alongside pianist Noah Zhou.

ROSL success for a host of RCM musicians

Friday 23 March 2018

Four RCM soloists and two ensembles have won awards at this year's ROSL Annual Music Competition

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.

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. 

Adam Walker becomes RCM flute professor

Wednesday 1 November 2017

The Royal College of Music (RCM) is delighted to announce that celebrated flautist Adam Walker is joining the Woodwind Faculty as a full time flute professor. 

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.

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).

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.

Royal Gala at Buckingham Palace celebrates the Royal College of Music

Tuesday 7 February 2017

HRH The Prince of Wales, President of the Royal College of Music, hosted a special gala concert at Buckingham Palace celebrating the RCM.

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.

A New Creative Partnership with the Royal Academy of Arts

Friday 9 December 2016

The collaboration will see RCM musicians curate a series of concerts at the Royal Academy over the next year.