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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.

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 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.

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 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.

Royal College of Music Celebration on Classic FM

Wednesday 5 October 2016

The Royal College of Music is delighted to announce a new partnership with the UK’s most popular classical music station, Classic FM. 

Sir Neville Marriner CH FRCM, 1924 - 2016

Monday 3 October 2016

We are deeply saddened by the death of Royal College of Music alumnus and former professor Sir Neville Marriner on 2 October.

National Student Survey

Wednesday 17 August 2016

The Royal College of Music has achieved outstanding results in the 2016 National Student Survey.

100% Success for RCM Graduates in National Employment Survey

Friday 5 August 2016

For three years running, the RCM has scored 100% in the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey

Autumn Season 2016 Announced

Wednesday 27 July 2016

The Royal College of Music is delighted to announce its 2016 Autumn Season, including a return by Bernard Haitink and appearances by a host of major international guest artists.

Martyn Brabbins Appointed Visiting Professor of Conducting

Thursday 21 April 2016

The Royal College of Music is delighted to announce the appointment of internationally renowned British conductor Martyn Brabbins as visiting professor of conducting.

2017-2018 Prospectus Available Now

Monday 11 April 2016

We are pleased to announce the publication of the Royal College of Music’s 2017-2018 prospectus.

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.

RCM Named Top Conservatoire for Performing Arts in the UK

Tuesday 22 March 2016

QS World University Rankings finds the Royal College of Music top conservatoire based on the strength and quality of its teaching, research activities, graduate employability and international profile.

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.

Dyslexia Awareness Week 2015

Monday 5 October 2015

The Royal College of Music is pleased to once again be taking part in Dyslexia Awareness Week, running this year from 5-11 October.

Apply now for RCM Auditions

Friday 25 September 2015

We are already looking forward to next year and auditioning students for 2016/17, and the application deadline is fast approaching.

Sir David Willcocks CBE MC FRCM, 1919 - 2015

Friday 18 September 2015

We are deeply saddened to report the death of former RCM Director, Sir David Willcocks, on 17 September.

Autumn Season on Sale

Wednesday 19 August 2015

The Royal College of Music is delighted to announce its new Autumn Season.

Success for RCM Graduates

Friday 3 July 2015

Students from the Royal College of Music are more likely to find employment than those of any other UK conservatoire, according to data published by HESA.

The Queen's Birthday Honours

Monday 15 June 2015

Our warmest congratulations go out to several individuals associated with the RCM whose achievements were recognised in the 2015 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

RCM tops Guardian League Table

Tuesday 26 May 2015

The Royal College of Music has been ranked first in the 2016 Guardian University League Table for music.

Summer Season on sale

Wednesday 8 April 2015

Summer is almost here, and so is a bright new season of musical events at the Royal College of Music!

Queen’s Medal for Simon Halsey

Thursday 19 March 2015

RCM alumnus Simon Halsey has been awarded The Queen's Medal for Music 2014.

The President’s Visit 2015

Thursday 12 March 2015

HRH The Prince of Wales honoured a number of outstanding figures in international musical life today at the Royal College of Music's Annual Awards ceremony.

More success for RCM singers

Wednesday 11 February 2015

RCM vocal alumni have continued to impress in recent competitions and performances.

RCM premieres long-lost march

Wednesday 28 January 2015

The Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra will give the first performance of a vivacious march by French composer Lili Boulanger at the Royal Festival Hall on 26 February.