Britten: The Student Years

Tuesday 2 July 2013


The RCM Museum of Music is pleased to announce the opening of a new temporary exhibition focussing on RCM alumnus Benjamin Britten.

Curated by Professor Paul Banks, ‘Britten: the Student Years, 1930–1933' features items from the RCM Special Collections including photographs, programmes, music and letters, as well as records of Britten’s time as an RCM scholar and his end of year reports. 

The exhibition examines Britten’s early development and emergence as a young pianist and composer, as well as discussing his work with important musical figures such as Frank Bridge, Hugh Allen, John Ireland, Leon Goosens, Natalie Caine and Arthur Benjamin. 

The exhibition runs from now until December 2013 in the RCM Museum of Music, which is open Tuesday to Friday 11.30am to 4.30pm.

Pictured: Portrait of Britten by Jeffrey Spedding, which hangs in the RCM's Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall.

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