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New Vocal Professors Join the RCM

Tuesday 27 September 2016


We are delighted to announce the appointment of David Rendall, Veronica Veysey Campbell and Alison Wells as professors in the Royal College of Music’s Vocal Faculty.

David Rendall’s career as an internationally renowned tenor includes performances at the world’s leading opera houses and concert halls, with such notable conductors as Herbert von Karajan, Leonard Bernstein, James Levine, Daniel Barenboim, Sir Simon Rattle and Riccardo Muti (to name but a few). David’s repertoire has ranged from the lyric music of Bellini, Donizetti, Rossini and Mozart to the dramatic works of Verdi and Wagner.

Veronica Veysey Campbell brings significant experience as a vocal pedagogue, having taught and coached at the University of Cambridge, St Paul’s Cathedral, the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain, the Royal College of Music Junior Department and through her own private studio and masterclasses. She has served as a Director of the British Voice Association, is a Co-Director of MusicFest Aberystwyth and presents talks and lectures at vocal conferences. Veronica is passionate about the healthy development of the voice through secure and sustainable vocal technique and is co-author (with Liza Hobbs) of two song books – Changing Voices and Everlasting Voices, published by Peters Edition.

Alison Wells is a distinguished teacher who most recently enjoyed great success in the 2016 Kathleen Ferrier Competition, where her student James Newby won first prize. Alison is particularly accomplished in the realisation of contemporary music, having given acclaimed performances and premieres of the music of the late Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Judith Bingham and Colin Riley.

Find out more about the RCM Vocal Faculty.