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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 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.

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.

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.

RCM composers recognised in Queen’s New Year’s Honours

Wednesday 8 January 2020

Composer and RCM alumna Helen Grime has been awarded an MBE for services to music in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List 2020, while RCM composition professor Errollyn Wallen has received a CBE for services to music.

Numerous nominations for RCM composition students, staff and alumni for Ivors Academy Composer Awards 2019

Wednesday 30 October 2019

The shortlist for this year’s Ivors Academy Composer Awards includes 11 current and former students and staff from the Royal College of Music’s Composition Faculty.

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.

RCM alumni recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Monday 10 June 2019

Royal College of Music alumnus Alfie Boe has been appointed OBE for services to music and charity in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, alongside composer Anna Meredith and soprano Sophie Bevan, who each receive an OBE for services to music.

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.

Virtual Conservatoire delivers simultaneous performances of Otis and Eunice across two cities

Monday 1 April 2019

Otis and Eunice was the culmination of the Virtual Conservatoire project, committed to creating new potential for live performance and performing arts collaboration.

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.

International Women's Day 2019 at the Royal College of Music

Tuesday 19 February 2019

The Royal College of Music (RCM) is delighted to present an inspiring programme of events to mark International Women’s Day 2019.

Liam Taylor-West wins at the British Composer Awards

Friday 7 December 2018

RCM Doctoral student Liam Taylor-West has won the British Composer Award for a Community or Educational project for his work The Umbrella.

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 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.

RCM Worldwide winner announced

Monday 17 September 2018

RCM violinist Esther Abrami has won the Royal College of Music’s #RCMWorldwide competition 2018 with a photo taken in Vienna, Austria.

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 Sparks at the BBC Proms

Tuesday 17 July 2018

RCM Sparks are giving young people the opportunity to engage with the BBC Proms in a unique way this summer.

Pablo composes for Prince Harry

Friday 6 July 2018

RCM composer Pablo Barrios has had a specially written piece performed to celebrate Prince Harry’s new role as Commonwealth Youth Ambassador.

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 musicians make surprise appearance at Digifest

Tuesday 6 March 2018

An orchestra of 30 RCM students and recent graduates made a surprise guest appearance at the opening session of Digifest in Birmingham today.

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. 

RCM Museum launches Samuel Coleridge-Taylor exhibition

Monday 16 October 2017

The Royal College of Music Museum has launched a digital exhibition about alumnus Samuel Coleridge-Taylor for Black History Month. 

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.  

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.