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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 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.

2018 City Music Foundation Artists

Friday 21 September 2018

Two RCM alumni have been selected as 2018 City Music Foundation Artists following a rigorous and competitive audition process.

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.

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.

Tilly to perform with British Paraorchestra in Greece

Thursday 10 May 2018

Third year viola student Tilly Chester is to perform with the British Paraorchestra in Athens next month.

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.

Celebrated violin maker Florian Leonhard joins the Royal College of Music

Tuesday 30 January 2018

The Royal College of Music is delighted to announce that Florian Leonhard has been appointed as official Expert and Luthier for Stringed Instruments. 

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 musicians play with LSO in strings partnership

Thursday 9 November 2017

Four musicians from the Royal College of Music Strings Faculty have been given the chance to rehearse and play with the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) as part of the String Experience Scheme 2017/18. 

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 Worldwide winner announced!

Tuesday 3 October 2017

RCM violinist Bréanainn Ó Mathúna has won the Royal College of Music’s #RCMWorldwide competition!

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).

YCAT success for Jamal

Wednesday 31 May 2017

Royal College of Music cellist Jamal Aliyev has been announced as a Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) Artist 2017.

Harlem Quartet in Residence

Friday 5 May 2017

The Grammy award-winning Harlem Quartet begin their three-year RCM residency with a week of events and coaching sessions.

Success for Emily

Wednesday 12 April 2017

RCM violinist Emily Sun has won the 2017 Bromsgrove International Musicians Competition.

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.

Amadeus Quartet Archive gifted to the RCM

Wednesday 1 March 2017

The Royal College of Music has been generously gifted a significant collection of archive materials from the Amadeus Quartet, one of the most celebrated string quartets of the 20th century.

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. 

New Harp Scholarship for 2017

Thursday 22 September 2016

The RCM is delighted to announce a new harp scholarship from The Ashley Family Foundation.

Maxim Vengerov joins the Royal College of Music

Monday 5 September 2016

The Royal College of Music is delighted to announce the appointment of globally renowned violinist Maxim Vengerov as Polonsky Visiting Professor of Violin.

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.