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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.

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.

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.

Arina receives Benjamin Britten fellowship

Wednesday 4 July 2018

Award winning pianist Arina Lazgiian has been announced as the recipient of the Benjamin Britten Piano Fellowship for 2018/19, awarded by the RCM.

ROSL success for Jonathan

Tuesday 5 June 2018

RCM saxophonist Jonathan Radford has won the Gold Medal in the Royal Overseas League Annual Music Competition 2018.

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. 

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. 

RCM to unveil new world-class organ

Thursday 16 November 2017

The Royal College of Music’s new organ will be unveiled in spring 2018. 

RCM pianists duet with Lang Lang on international stages

Wednesday 1 November 2017

World-renowned pianist Lang Lang recently invited two Royal College of Music pianists to duet with him in major international performances. 

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.  

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. 

Nikola receives Benjamin Britten Piano Fellowship

Tuesday 12 September 2017

Award winning pianist Nikola Avramovic has been announced as this year’s recipient of the Benjamin Britten Piano Fellowship.

Success for five RCM graduates at Wigmore Hall

Friday 8 September 2017

The Royal College of Music is thrilled to announce that RCM graduate Julien van Mellaerts has been awarded First Prize in the Wigmore Hall / Kohn Foundation International Song Competition.

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).

Former RCM scholar wins Britain’s Got Talent

Thursday 8 June 2017

Pianist Tokio Myers has been crowned winner of this year’s Britain’s Got Talent competition after gaining the most votes from the public on Saturday night.

Dmitry Bashkirov in residence at the RCM

Thursday 25 May 2017

Piano maestro Dmitry Bashkirov took up residency at the Royal College of Music this May, working with students from the Keyboard Faculty in lessons and masterclasses. 

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. 

ROSL success for Bertram and Lynette

Tuesday 28 March 2017

RCM piano duo Bertram Wee and Lynette Yeo have won the ROSL ARTS Strings and Piano Ensembles Prize at the ROSL Annual Music Competition 2017. 

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.

Chappell Medal Success for Veniamin

Monday 27 February 2017

Veniamin Zhukov has won the Royal College of Music’s prestigious Chappell Medal piano competition 2017.

Cyrill Ibrahim Speaks at Dutch Parliament

Monday 20 February 2017

The RCM alumnus and pianist was invited by the UK Embassy of the Netherlands to speak at the Dutch Parliament in The Hague, the Netherlands.

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.

RCM Announces Two New Mercers’ Arts Awards

Monday 24 October 2016

Two Mercers’ Arts Awards will be offered annually for the next five years to selected postgraduate students.

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. 

National Student Survey

Wednesday 17 August 2016

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

Summer Keyboard Successes

Thursday 11 August 2016

Royal College of Music pianist Pavel Kolesnikov made his BBC Proms debut, following a series of high-profile successes for RCM keyboard students and graduates in a number of prestigious international competitions. 

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.

Martin James Bartlett Stars in Queen’s Thanksgiving Service

Friday 10 June 2016

Royal College of Music pianist and BBC Young Musician 2014 winner Martin James Bartlett performed for HM The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh and other senior members of the Royal Family as part of the National Service of Thanksgiving for The Queen’s 90th birthday in St Paul’s Cathedral.