Gary Ryan appointed Head of Strings Faculty

Wednesday 22 May 2024

Gary Ryan has been appointed Head of Strings at the Royal College of Music and brings 'a wealth of experience’ to the role.

His Majesty King Charles III announced as Patron of the Royal College of Music

Wednesday 8 May 2024

We are honoured that King Charles III has chosen to become Patron of the Royal College of Music (RCM), continuing his longstanding relationship with the College.

Royal College of Music presents Holst’s masterpiece The Planets in debut performance at BBC Proms and Helsinki Festival

Thursday 25 April 2024

The Royal College of Music (RCM) Symphony Orchestra bring Gustav Holst’s dazzling depiction of a journey through space to the BBC Proms on 25 August and Helsinki Festival’s closing concert on 1 September, in collaboration with the Sibelius Academy.

Royal College of Music (RCM) takes centre stage at London’s prestigious Wigmore Hall

Monday 22 April 2024

A series of three concerts at Wigmore Hall give audiences the opportunity to experience Royal College of Music musicians performing in this remarkable venue.

Royal College of Music ranked Global No. 1 for 3rd consecutive year

Wednesday 10 April 2024

The Royal College of Music has been ranked the Global No. 1 institution for Performing Arts for the third year running and earned the inaugural top spot for Music in the QS World University Rankings by Subject.

Royal College of Music showcases the future of music as students perform on some of the world’s most famous stages this summer

Wednesday 27 March 2024

From the Royal College of Music (RCM) concert halls to London’s Southbank Centre and Wigmore Hall, the Summer 2024 Season boasts a range of performances from festivals and orchestral masterpieces to unique chamber works and new music by RCM composers.

The Royal College of Music presents four festivals and welcomes distinguished visiting artists in spring 2024

Wednesday 6 December 2023

Sir Antonio Pappano returns to the College to conduct the RCM Symphony Orchestra, and Sir Thomas Allen and Dame Imogen Cooper share their knowledge with students in the masterclass series

Royal College of Music makes a world premiere recording of music by Coleridge-Taylor

Monday 27 November 2023

The RCM Philharmonic's unique recording of Toussaint L'Ouverture features in the National Portrait Gallery

Royal College of Music teaching acknowledged as ‘Outstanding’, achieving the highest Gold ranking in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

Thursday 28 September 2023

The Royal College of Music (RCM) achieved the highest rating of Gold for its outstanding teaching, delivery of student experience and outcomes in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2023.

RCM announces global collaboration with leading music education platform Forte and Inspired Schools group

Tuesday 12 September 2023

The Royal College of Music is delighted to announce a new global partnership with the industry-leading online platform Forte offering lessons with RCM teachers to students in the global Inspired Schools group.

Royal College of Music welcomes world-leading artists as part of Autumn Season 2023

Wednesday 16 August 2023

Distinguished conductor Sir Andrew Davis makes his debut at the College, and world-renowned piano virtuoso Lang Lang shares his expertise with students as part of the RCM's masterclass series.

London Symphony Orchestra Principal Double Bass one of six new RCM String Faculty professors

Tuesday 24 January 2023

Rodrigo Moro Martín will be joining the RCM String Faculty in September 2023 as a professor of double bass.

Partnership with Stauffer Center for Strings continues with Quartetto di Cremona residency at the Royal College of Music (RCM)

Thursday 11 May 2023

Quartetto di Cremona coach and perform at the Royal College of Music as part of partnership with Stauffer Center for Strings.

Royal College of Music presents vibrant Summer 2023 Events Season

Wednesday 5 April 2023

The Royal College of Music (RCM) presents an inspiring events programme and shines a spotlight on women composers throughout the Summer Season

Royal College of Music ranked global No. 1 for performing arts 2023

Wednesday 22 March 2023

The Royal College of Music has been ranked as the global No. 1 institution for performing arts in the 2023 QS World University Rankings by Subject, holding this position for the second consecutive year.

Season’s Greetings from the Royal College of Music 2022

Thursday 1 December 2022

The Royal College of Music (RCM) wishes you a festive season full of joy and music with a special performance of Silent Night filmed in RCM’s wonderful new campus.

Royal College of Music presents inspiring autumn events season

Wednesday 17 August 2022

The RCM announces a diverse range of concerts, talks and events including a series of performances inspired by nature this autumn.

Royal College of Music ranked global number one for performing arts

Wednesday 6 April 2022

The Royal College of Music has been ranked as the global top institution for performing arts in the 2022 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

Royal College of Music announces 2022 Summer season

Wednesday 30 March 2022

The Royal College of Music (RCM) is pleased to present a vibrant summer events programme featuring festivals, classical concerts and innovative collaborations.

Royal College of Music partners with the Stauffer Center for Strings

Thursday 24 March 2022

The Royal College of Music (RCM) today announces a new artistic and educational partnership with the Stauffer Center for Strings in Cremona, Italy.

Royal College of Music named top institution for performing arts in the UK and Europe

Thursday 4 March 2021

Royal College of Music named top institution for performing arts in the UK for sixth consecutive year and top in Europe.

Royal College of Music (RCM) alumna Laura Ayoub returns to hear new work performed by RCM String Band

Wednesday 27 October 2021

The RCM String Band will perform a brand new work composed by RCM graduate Laura Ayoub and her sister Sarah.

Strong National Student Survey (NSS) results for the RCM

Thursday 22 July 2021

The Royal College of Music has performed well in the 2021 National Student Survey (NSS) achieving an overall satisfaction score of 85%.

Live performance returns to the RCM with summer events season

Thursday 15 April 2021

RCM musicians are taking to the College’s stages to perform together for the first time since autumn 2020.

New film showcasing the Royal College of Music features original music from student Dennis Tjiok

Thursday 27 May 2021

An exciting new film showcasing the RCM received its premiere last night at the College’s More Music Virtual Gala.

RCM In Focus returns with new immersive performances for online audiences

Tuesday 26 January 2021

The popular RCM In Focus series returns this spring with new performances by RCM musicians, filmed especially for online audiences.

RCM alumni and affiliates awarded New Year’s Honours in 2021

Wednesday 6 January 2021

Members of the Royal College of Music community have been recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List.

RCM musicians selected for London Philharmonic Orchestra schemes to prepare for profession

Friday 16 October 2020

Five RCM musicians have been announced as LPO Foyle Future First members for 2020/21 and one RCMJD musician joins the LPO Junior Artist scheme this year.

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.

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 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

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