Royal College of Music makes music in Moscow with new partnership

Wednesday 18 April 2018


The Royal College of Music has agreed a new artistic and pedagogic partnership with the Central Music School in Moscow.

On a recent visit to the Russian capital, RCM Director Colin Lawson and Head of Keyboard, Professor Vanessa Latarche, performed open masterclasses at the Central Music School (CMS), marking the first joint events between the two institutions.

Professor Lawson and Professor Valery Piassetski, Director of the CMS, signed an agreement during the visit which will see collaborative student and staff exchanges and pedagogical projects.

The open masterclasses were free of charge and attended by over 120 people, with performances of clarinet music by Weber, led by Professor Lawson, and piano pieces by Mendelssohn and Ravel, led by Professor Latarche. The performances were recorded and will soon be available to watch on the Central Music School website

Professor Colin Lawson commented: ‘I am delighted that the RCM is collaborating with the Central Music School and look forward to seeing where the partnership takes us. Our students will benefit greatly from the wonderful teaching and heritage at both institutions.’


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