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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.

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.

RCM Opera Studio presents triple-bill of one-act French operatic masterpieces

Thursday 16 January 2020

This season, the RCM Opera Studio presents a triple bill of French-language operas from three of the world’s most celebrated composers: Debussy, Britten and Ravel.

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.

Royal College of Music Opera Studio presents Il mondo della luna

Wednesday 25 September 2019

In the 50th anniversary year of the first lunar landing, the Royal College of Music is taking audiences to the moon and back with Haydn’s comic opera Il mondo della luna.

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.

International competition success for Gemma Summerfield

Thursday 1 August 2019

Royal College of Music alumna Gemma Summerfield has won first prize in the prestigious Concorso Lirico Internazionale di Portofino.

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.

April Koyejo-Audiger becomes Royal Opera House Link Artist

Friday 31 May 2019

Royal College of Music alumna April Koyejo-Audiger has been selected to join the Royal Opera House as a Link Artist for 2019/20.

Royal College of Music in collaboration with Tido Music

Tuesday 21 May 2019

The Royal College of Music has partnered with innovative music learning app Tido Music to offer a free one year subscription to the app for all RCM students.

RCM Opera Studio presents Bernstein and Berkeley double bill

Wednesday 8 May 2019

The Royal College of Music Opera Studio is taking audiences back to the booming fifties this summer with a double bill of Bernstein’s sardonic Trouble in Tahiti and Berkeley’s delightful comedy of manners, A Dinner Engagement.

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.

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.

RCM Opera Studio presents Robinson Crusoe

Wednesday 30 January 2019

The Royal College of Music Opera Studio presents Jacques Offenbach’s lively operetta Robinson Crusoe in the composer’s 200th birthday year.

The Marriage of Figaro streamed on OperaVision

Monday 17 December 2018

The RCM’s critically acclaimed production of The Marriage of Figaro, directed by Sir Thomas Allen, will be available to stream on OperaVision from 1 January 2019.

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.

Kiri Te Kanawa Scholarship 2018/19

Friday 30 November 2018

RCM tenor Joel Williams has been awarded the prestigious Kiri Te Kanawa Scholarship to support his studies at the RCM Opera Studio.

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.

Sir Thomas Allen directs The Marriage of Figaro

Tuesday 18 September 2018

RCM alumnus Sir Thomas Allen is returning to the RCM this autumn to direct Mozart’s beloved comic opera The Marriage of Figaro.

RCM becomes first UK conservatoire to partner with OperaVision

Monday 17 September 2018

The Royal College of Music is to become the first conservatoire to partner with international opera streaming platform OperaVision.

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 explores mysterious shores with summer opera double-bill

Friday 4 May 2018

Acclaimed theatre director Stephen Unwin is joining forces with Michael Rosewell for a thrilling opera double-bill this summer.

RCM partners with Australian International Opera Awards for the opportunity of a lifetime

Friday 4 May 2018

The Royal College of Music and Australian International Opera Awards are to provide one singer with the opportunity to study at the RCM International Opera School.

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 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.

RCM takes Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream to underground Berlin

Wednesday 24 January 2018

Composed by Royal College of Music alumnus Benjamin Britten, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is presented by the RCM International Opera School in March 2018. 

Kiri Te Kanawa Scholarship 2017/18

Monday 4 December 2017

The Royal College of Music International Opera School and the Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation are delighted to announce Nardus Williams as this year's Kiri Te Kenawa Scholar

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. 

New artist in residence: Sir Thomas Allen

Tuesday 28 November 2017

The Royal College of Music is delighted to announce that the great British baritone and RCM alumnus, Sir Thomas Allen, will be working with our students in the coming years as RCM Artist in Residence.

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.  

Royal College of Music gives UK premiere of Rameau's Les fêtes d’Hébé

Wednesday 4 October 2017

A new collaboration between the RCM, Académie de l’Opéra national de Paris and the Centre de musique baroque de Versailles has culminated in a Rameau UK premiere.