A student standing on stage in the RCM Britten Theatre

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.

The short film gives viewers an insight into life at the RCM. Our musical heritage, talented community of staff and students and our spectacular performance spaces are featured in the film which celebrates music's unique power.

Original music was composed by Dennis Tjiok, one of the RCM’s Composition for Screen students, and recorded in the College’s Belle Shenkman studio featuring a small ensemble of RCM musicians. Dennis is a German composer, producer, orchestrator, organist and a member of BFI Network x BAFTA Crew.

Composition for Screen at the Royal College of Music allows students at postgraduate level to concentrate on developing the skills necessary for a creative and rewarding profession. Our alumni work across the world, including Hollywood and London, winning BAFTAs, Grammys, Golden Globes, Academy Awards and other prestigious accolades for their work in film, television and gaming.

When speaking about the opportunity Dennis stated ‘I feel extremely honoured to write music for the RCM itself - the institution that honed my skills in film composition over the last two years. Many thanks to all the lovely musicians, recording engineers and tutors who were involved!’

Dimitri Scarlato, Area Leader for Composition for Screen added ‘The involvement of Composition for Screen students in delivering music for professional videos shows the high quality of the course, which offers great teaching and opportunities.’

You can watch our new film on the RCM YouTube channel. We’d like to thank all those involved, including RCM musicians Dana Alison – flute, Thomas Gant – clarinet, Julia Flint – bassoon, Olivia Gandee – horn, Gemma Riley – trombone, Roelof Temmingh – piano and Agnese Contadini – harp. 

Find out more about Composition for Screen at the RCM.

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