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RCM Announces Two New Mercers’ Arts Awards

Monday 24 October 2016


The Royal College of Music is pleased to announce two new awards. The Mercers’ Arts Awards will be offered annually for the next five years to students going into their second year of postgraduate study at the RCM.

One prize will be awarded to the student who contributes the largest amount to the community, bringing an awareness and appreciation of music to the widest possible audience. The other prize is awarded to the student who most effectively applies academic and theoretical knowledge to their musical practice within a public context, as exemplified by the creation of new editions, recordings, performance practices or formats.

The first recipient of the Community Award Awards is tubist Stephen Calow. Pianist and composer Mateusz Rettner receives the first Academic Award.

The Awards will be made at a dedicated recital next spring at the RCM.