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January

22 January 2020, 2:00pm
Corelli Room

Wilbert Hazelzet, the RCM's Visiting Professor of Historical Flute, gives an intimate masterclass.

22 January 2020, 7:30pm
Britten Theatre

Limited Availability

The ever-popular RCM Big Band returns to the Britten Theatre stage, joined by Swiss jazz group Vein Trio, for colourful a performance of original compositions and works by George Gruntz.

23 January 2020, 7:30pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Beethoven’s Symphony no 1 is creatively arranged for wind instruments in this RCM Wind Ensemble concert.

24 January 2020, 7:30pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Sold Out

Celebrate the Year of the Rat as we welcome in the Chinese New Year with a special concert of traditional and Western repertoire curated by RCM musicians.

25 January 2020, 5:30pm
Recital Hall

Leading soloists from the RCM Junior Department take centre stage for a varied concert of instrumental music.

28 January 2020, 10:00am
Recital Hall

Gabriel Kwok returns to the RCM for a Spring masterclass with talented pianists. 

28 January 2020, 1:05pm
West Parry Room

Limited Availability

Lindsay Garritson offers the chance to enjoy her talents in the intimate setting of our West Parry Room

28 January 2020, 2:30pm
West Parry Room

American pianist Lindsay Garritson works with RCM musicians on the intriguing keyboard works of composer Carl Vine.

28 January 2020, 6:00pm
East Parry Room

Andrew Marriner works with young clarinettists in this evening masterclass.

29 January 2020, 2:00pm
East Parry Room

Sold Out

Renowned British composer Mark-Anthony Turnage works with RCM composers as part of this season's Composer in Residence series.

29 January 2020, 6:00pm
Recital Hall

Join us as we celebrate the music of RCM Research Fellow and leading composer Mark-Anthony Turnage in his 60th birthday year.

29 January 2020, 7:30pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

We continue our 60th birthday celebration of composer Mark-Anthony Turnage with a performance from the RCM’s contemporary music ensemble New Perspectives.

30 January 2020, 7:30pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

For the final concert in our Composer in Residence series, the RCM welcomes Ben Gernon to conduct the RCM Symphony Orchestra.

31 January 2020, 5:30pm
Britten Theatre

Limited Availability

Singers from the RCM regularly go on to take leading roles in the world’s greatest opera houses so don’t miss the opportunity to spot the stars of the future!

31 January 2020, 6:00pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Our bite-sized Bach series continues this spring with a 30-minute programme of masterworks performed on our Flentrop Orgelbouw organ.

February

03 February 2020, 6:00pm
Recital Hall

RCM singers from the Vocal and Opera Department compete for this year's prizes in the final of the Brooks-van der Pump English Song Competition.

04 February 2020, 6:00pm
Recital Hall

Horn player Stefan Dohr returns to the College for an evening masterclass with students.

04 February 2020, 6:00pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Acclaimed percussion soloist Marta Klimasara joins RCM musicians for a fun-packed evening featuring pieces by RCM composers and traditional works arranged for percussion.

05 February 2020, 1:05pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Key Stage 2

Join the RCM Philharmonic as it orbits asteroids and heads into light speed for this epic interstellar concert, presented by Katie Teage.

05 February 2020, 6:30pm
Britten Theatre

To mark the award of The Musicians' Company's Honorary Fellowship, Sir James MacMillan talks about his life and music.

06 February 2020, 10:00am
Farinelli Room

Joachim Held visits the RCM for a morning lute masterclass.

06 February 2020, 2:00pm
East Parry Room

Joachim Held visits the RCM for an afternoon masterclass. 

06 February 2020, 6:00pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

The RCM Philharmonic performs Sibelius's Symphony no 2 alongside Kaija Saariaho’s Asteroid 4179: Toutatis.

07 February 2020, 2:00pm
Recital Hall

Andy Duncan joins us for an afternoon masterclass with RCM brass musicians in our Spring Season.

07 February 2020, 2:00pm
East Parry Room

Nora Romanoff-Schwarzberg visits the RCM to impart practical wisdom on young violists.

07 February 2020, 5:30pm
Britten Theatre

Limited Availability

Don’t miss the opportunity to spot the stars of the future on stage, conducted by Natalie Murray Beale!

07 February 2020, 6:00pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Our bite-sized Bach series continues this spring with a 30-minute programme of masterworks performed on Flentrop Orgelbouw organ.

09 February 2020, 2:00pm
East Parry Room

Lars Anders Tomter visits the RCM for an afternoon masterclass with young violists.

10 February 2020, 6:00pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

The Gift of Music series continues with a celebration of some of the most important instrument donations received by the Royal College of Music.

11 February 2020, 5:30pm
Britten Theatre

Limited Availability

Don’t miss this opportunity to see the stars of the future as singers from the RCM perform pieces from the operatic repertoire.

11 February 2020, 6:00pm
Recital Hall

Christian Jones brings years of experience to this afternoon masterclass. 

11 February 2020, 7:30pm
SJE Arts

The Royal College of Music Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir present a concert celebrating two masters of the baroque.

12 February 2020, 6:00pm
Inner Parry Room

Prince Consort Winds, winner of the RCM Woodwind Ensemble Competition 2019, kicks off our 2020 Chamber Music Festival with Barber’s Summer Music.

12 February 2020, 7:30pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

The RCM Baroque Orchestra opens with Bach’s first Brandenburg Concerto, the largest and most dramatic of the six, and ends with his bright and joyous Ascension Oratorio.

13 February 2020, 11:00am
Recital Hall

This workshop will include a presentation on techniques and end with a performance of chamber music.

13 February 2020, 1:05pm
East Parry Room

Dr Ingrid Pearson introduces one of Haydn’s most popular quartets ahead of a performance of the whole work.

13 February 2020, 3:00pm
West Parry Room

Limited Availability

The Brompton Quartet performs Beethoven’s String Quartet op 95 alongside the work of another great moderniser, Stravinsky.

13 February 2020, 5:15pm
Britten Theatre

A fascinating talk from former RCM Chairman Professor Lord Winston. 

13 February 2020, 7:30pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Consone Quartet performs music by Beethoven in the 250th anniversary of his birth, as well as a sextet by Spohr.

14 February 2020, 2:00pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Ole Kristian Dahl returns to the College for an afternoon masterclass with RCM bassoonists.

14 February 2020, 2:00pm
East Parry Room

The RCM is delighted to welcome back Maxim Rysanov for an afternoon masterclass.

14 February 2020, 6:00pm
Inner Parry Room

The RCM’s viol professor and Viol Consort perform Dowland’s Lachrimae, a collection of seven variations that make a tender backdrop to Valentine’s Day.

14 February 2020, 6:00pm
Recital Hall

Join us on Valentine’s Day for a special recital of songs and duets from Russia, France, Spain, Germany, Italy and Britain.

14 February 2020, 7:30pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

As the newlyweds contemplate their future in Copland’s Appalachian Spring, so we round off our Valentine’s Day selection of concerts in this year’s Chamber Music Festival.

15 February 2020, 10:30am
Inner Parry Room

Ages 6+

This fun, practical and creative workshop is guaranteed to get young musicians into the spirit of the all-female Salome Quartet concert, part of the Chamber Music Festival.

15 February 2020, 1:05pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Salome Quartet, formed in 2016 at the RCM, performs Mendelssohn's String Quartet in A minor alongside the first of Mozart’s 'Prussian' quartets.

15 February 2020, 2:00pm
Recital Hall

Hear Dr Angela Slater and Dr Natasha Loges in conversation.

15 February 2020, 3:00pm
Recital Hall

Dr Angela Slater brings her fascinating concert series to the RCM with an afternoon dedicated to the inspirational work of both emerging and established female composers.

15 February 2020, 6:00pm
East Parry Room

The Albert Quintet brings a fusion of jazz and classical composition to Saturday early evening, with a programme that includes Schifrin’s La Nouvelle Orleans.

15 February 2020, 7:30pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Performing entirely from memory, RCM musicians tackle staples of the chamber orchestra repertoire in a theatrical, staged performance.

16 February 2020, 10:00am
Britten Theatre

Hear the behind-the-scenes progress as Roger Vignoles directs a handpicked group of singers and pianists in exploring works by Schumann. 

16 February 2020, 11:00am
Royal Albert Hall

The Chloé Piano Trio performs in the Royal Albert Hall's Elgar Room. 

16 February 2020, 2:00pm
Britten Theatre

Hear the behind-the-scenes progress as Roger Vignoles directs a handpicked group of singers and pianists in exploring works by Schumann.

16 February 2020, 5:15pm
Britten Theatre

Roger Vignoles will lead a handpicked group of singers and pianists in exploring these musical portraits of Schumann, his wife and the influences on the path to their union.

18 February 2020, 10:00am
West Parry Room

Walter van Hauwe gives a morning masterclass with RCM recorder players.

18 February 2020, 2:00pm
West Parry Room

Walter van Hauwe gives a morning masterclass with RCM recorder players.

20 February 2020, 2:00pm
Recital Hall

Helmut Deutsch leads this afternoon masterclass with RCM collaborative pianists.

20 February 2020, 6:00pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

RCM Concerto Competition winner Annabel Kennedy performs Mahler’s Rückert-Lieder, a collection of songs based on poems by Friedrich Ruckert.

21 February 2020, 6:00pm
Recital Hall

RCM musicians explore the intricacies of Beethoven’s chamber works this season, celebrating the composer’s 250th anniversary through his timeless music.

23 February 2020, 11:00am
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

RCM musicians compete in the final of this year's Chappell Medal Piano Competition.

24 February 2020, 1:05pm
Recital Hall

The second event in our chamber music celebration of Beethoven’s 250th anniversary sees RCM musicians perform the first of Beethoven’s late quartets alongside a quartet by Chevalier de Saint-Georges.

25 February 2020, 6:00pm
West Parry Room

Fanny Clamagirand visits the RCM to work with young violinists in this evening masterclass.

26 February 2020, 2:00pm
Inner Parry Room

Limited Availability

The Hermes Experiment bring their innovative style of musical thinking to the RCM for an afternoon open workshop.

26 February 2020, 7:30pm
Recital Hall

Complimenting Beethoven’s music in this chamber concert is a work by Louis Spohr, whose popularity as a composer in his lifetime threatened to surpass that of Beethoven himself.

27 February 2020, 5:15pm
East Parry Room

Erlend and Christopher explore ways to draw on early 20th-century orchestral playing in performing this iconic work.

27 February 2020, 6:00pm
Recital Hall

In the very first bar of Vortex Temporum, pioneering French composer Gérard Grisey sweeps us up in a swirling arpeggio taken directly from Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé.

28 February 2020, 2:00pm
Recital Hall

Lars Lien visits the RCM to work with student saxophonists in this afternoon masterclass.

28 February 2020, 6:00pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Our bite-sized Bach series continues this spring with a 30-minute programme of masterworks performed on Flentrop Orgelbouw organ.

29 February 2020, 5:30pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

RCM Junior Department chamber ensembles showcase their talents in a varied programme of piano trios, string quartets and wind quintets.

March

01 March 2020, 11:00am
Royal Albert Hall

Performing at this Classical Coffee Morning are The Brompton Quartet, comprised of musicians from the UK, Austria and Slovenia.

01 March 2020, 11:00am
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Ages 6–12

Calling all young recorder players! Join us for a unique opportunity to play as a mass ensemble accompanied by a professional live band.

01 March 2020, 11:00am
Parry Rooms

RCM professors Maria Ayerza, Ashley Solomon and Julien Feltrin explore chamber music for recorder from the 16th, 18th and 20th centuries.

01 March 2020, 1:30pm
Inner Parry Room

Pierre Hamon guides us on a musical journey through breath in ancient civilisations.

01 March 2020, 3:00pm
Inner Parry Room

Pierre Hamon takes an afternoon masterclass with RCM woodwind players.

02 March 2020, 10:00am
Corelli Room

Pierre Hamon takes an afternoon masterclass with RCM woodwind players.

02 March 2020, 2:00pm
East Parry Room

Inês d’Avena workshops music from the Neapolitan archives.

02 March 2020, 4:30pm
East Parry Room

Italian recorder maker Francesco Li Virghi will be sharing his knowledge of reproducing some of the finest instruments from the 17th and 18th centuries in this makers demonstration.

02 March 2020, 6:00pm
Inner Parry Room

International musicians Inês d'Avena and Claudio Ribeiro unite to perform a variety of works in this special recorder and harpsichord recital.

02 March 2020, 7:30pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Limited Availability

In this varied concert, musicians from the Artist Diploma in Performance programme showcase their honed skills with a range of impressive solo performances.

03 March 2020, 6:00pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

The RCM is thrilled to welcome Stephen to give unique insight into his method in a masterclass with RCM pianists.

05 March 2020, 7:00pm
Recital Hall

Musicians from the Historical Performance and Composition faculties combine forces and work with harpsichord professor Jane Chapman and ensemble Consort 21 to premiere innovative new chamber works using historical instruments.

06 March 2020, 2:00pm
Grove Room

Our Visiting Professor of Harp returns to the College for an afternoon masterclass with RCM harpists.

06 March 2020, 2:00pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

RCM pianists and singers from the Vocal and Opera Department compete for the Joan Chissell Schumann Prize.

06 March 2020, 6:00pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

RCM musicians perform a selection of Ravel’s piano works ahead of a concert with Sir Antonio Pappano on Sunday 8 March. 

07 March 2020, 5:30pm
Holy Trinity Church

The talented musicians of the RCM Junior Department present a varied programme of music for various choral groups.

08 March 2020, 11:00am
Inner Parry Room

Don’t miss this opportunity to join the discussion with some of the UK’s most influential female arts professionals.

08 March 2020, 12:00pm
Inner Parry Room

RCM musicians curate and perform works by female composers in this afternoon of mini concerts showcasing some of the music featured in the new RCM online resource.

08 March 2020, 4:30pm
Recital Hall

Featuring music by female composers who studied at the RCM.

08 March 2020, 6:15pm
Grove Room

An intimate reception before the evening's More Music concert. 

08 March 2020, 6:00pm
Inner Parry Room

A special version of Song Plus for International Women's Day with songs celebrating female composers and poets.

08 March 2020, 7:00pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Limited Availability

The Royal Opera’s Music Director Sir Antonio Pappano leads the RCM Symphony Orchestra in a thrilling evening of French music, culminating in Saint-Saens’s Symphony no 3 to showcase the full range of the RCM’s organ.

09 March 2020, 7:30pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

RCM composition professor Michael Oliva presents an evening or works that extend and enrich solo instruments with live electronics.

12 March 2020, 5:15pm
East Parry Room

RCM alumnus and Chair of the Alkan Society Mark Viner presents an introduction to the music of Charles-Valentin Alkan, focusing on the Grande Sonate op 33 of 1848.

13 March 2020, 2:00pm
East Parry Room

Isabel Villanueva returns to the College to work with talented string players.

14 March 2020, 5:30pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Join us for a selection of orchestral and ensemble works from Junior Department musicians, including pieces for String Orchestra, Symphonic Wind Orchestra, Clarinet Choir, Saxophone Ensemble, Brass Dectet, Chamber Choir and Parry Voices.

16 March 2020, 7:00pm
Britten Theatre

The RCM Opera Studio presents a sophisticated evening of one-act masterpieces, celebrating the French language through their elegant libretti.

16 March 2020, 7:30pm
Recital Hall

RCM performers and composers present a programme of works encompassing conceptual, theatrical, multimedia and collaborative dimensions.

17 March 2020, 6:00pm
Recital Hall

Alberto Bolgni is joined by critically-acclaimed pianist Simone Soldati in this special chamber music masterclass.

17 March 2020, 7:00pm
Britten Theatre

The RCM Opera Studio presents a sophisticated evening of one-act masterpieces, celebrating the French language through their elegant libretti.

18 March 2020, 7:30pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Chief Conductor of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko conducts the RCM Symphony Orchestra in Shostakovich’s Eighth Symphony, which the composer described as a 'poem of suffering' in its depiction of the Battle of Stalingrad in 1942.

19 March 2020, 6:00pm
Recital Hall

Hear new works from RCM composers played by an ensemble of professional musicians in the first of our Composers' Studio events this season.

19 March 2020, 7:00pm
Britten Theatre

The RCM Opera Studio presents a sophisticated evening of one-act masterpieces, celebrating the French language through their elegant libretti.

20 March 2020, 2:00pm
East Parry Room

Cellist Nick Jones is an international chamber musician, soloist and recitalist who also teaches regularly around the UK and Europe.

21 March 2020, 5:30pm
Recital Hall

This concert is the culmination of a collaborative project between JD composers and musicians from the London Sinfonietta.

21 March 2020, 7:00pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

The RCM’s Junior Department Symphony Orchestra performs an impressive programme including Stravinsky’s Symphony in Three Movements.

21 March 2020, 7:00pm
Britten Theatre

The RCM Opera Studio presents a sophisticated evening of one-act masterpieces, celebrating the French language through their elegant libretti.

22 March 2020, 11:00am
Recital Hall

Ages 4+

Encounter an outsized floor keyboard, virtuoso live performances, top of the range Steinway grand pianos, electronic keyboards, arts and crafts, storytelling and heritage objects from the RCM Museum. 

22 March 2020, 11:00am
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

This spring our annual keyboard festival celebrates Beethoven in his 250th year.

23 March 2020, 7:30pm
Concert Hall

Mills Williams Junior Fellow Jobine Siekman explores JS Bach’s Cello Suite no 6 in D major and RCM compositions specially written for a very rare five-stringed baroque instrument.

25 March 2020, 6:00pm
Recital Hall

RCM musicians perform Strauss’s cycle of twelve songs, Der Krämerspiegel, or 'The Shopkeeper’s Mirror'.

26 March 2020, 5:15pm
East Parry Room

RCM professor and music historian Dr Christina Guillaumier explores Prokofiev’s long and often conflicted relationship with the piano, tracing the origins of many of his musical ideas his distinctive style.

27 March 2020, 2:00pm
East Parry Room

Eszter Haffner visits the RCM this March for a masterclass with young string players.

28 March 2020, 11:00am
Recital Hall

Leading soloists from the RCM Junior Department take centre stage for a varied concert of instrumental music.

28 March 2020, 5:30pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

This varied concert promises a rousing end to the spring term with a packed programme to include Sinfonia, Chamber Orchestra, Wind Octet, Percussion Ensemble and Girls’ Choir.

April

08 April 2020, 10:30am
Inner Parry Room

Ages 6–9

Join Katie Teage as she sows the seeds for a lifetime love of singing in this dynamic and fun morning of springthemed songs, arts and crafts and storytelling.

08 April 2020, 1:00pm
Wigmore Hall

Arina Lazgiian, the 2018 Benjamin Britten Piano Fellow supported by the Philip Loubser Foundation, performs works by Mussorgsky and Rachmaninov.

08 April 2020, 2:00pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Sold Out

An unmissable opportunity to witness Lang Lang's talent and method first-hand as he passes on his wisdom to developing RCM pianists.

15 April 2020, 10:30am
Concert Hall

Ages 10–12

Join Katie Teage as she sows the seeds for a lifetime love of singing in this dynamic and fun spring-themed choir-in-a-day.

23 April 2020, 9:15am
Parry Rooms

Limited Availability

This one-day event will focus on the wider economic, social and cultural impacts of the technological development and commercial exploitation of early recordings.