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Hire RCM musicians

An RCM student holding their violin and looking up in rehearsals
Talented musicians from the Royal College of Music can be hired to play at events, via our Professional Engagements Service. From providing background music at a corporate function or a performance at a private party, we provide a bespoke service, tailored to suit your individual requirements.

RCM musicians can be hired as soloists or in a variety of ensemble sizes. We place a high emphasis on the musicians' professionalism, presentation and appropriate programming.

We also engage musicians for:

  • Freelance orchestral work
  • Recording sessions
  • Accompaniment
  • Composition
  • Musical arrangements

The RCM is in line with current industry rates and fees are negotiated according to the requirements of each particular event. 

Genres of music

View the types of groups we can provide in the dropdown sections below.

Classical musicians

Our classical musicians include:

  • Solo classical pianist
  • String duo, trio and quartet
  • Cello duo
  • Solo harp and harp duo
  • Harp and flute/violin/cello
  • Wind trio and quintet
  • Solo guitar, guitar duo, guitar and flute/violin
  • Saxophone quartet
  • Trombone quartet
  • Brass quintet/dectet
  • Vocal soloist and quartet/octet

Jazz musicians

Our jazz musicians include:

  • Solo jazz pianist (with own keyboard)
  • Jazz duo – keyboard and double bass/saxophone/trumpet, guitar duo
  • Jazz trio – keyboard, double bass and saxophone/trumpet, OR keyboard, double bass and drum kit (or Cajón box drum)
  • Jazz quartet – keyboard, double bass, drum kit and saxophone/trumpet
  • Jazz quintet – keyboard, double bass, drum kit, saxophone/trumpet and voice (with PA hire)

Contemporary, world and period musicians

These include:

  • Solo marimba, marimba duo
  • Folk ensemble – combinations of singer, flute, guitar, viola and bodhran drum
  • Function band, solo voice and guitar
  • Solo lute, lute and countertenor duo
  • Recorder quartet, Baroque violin and cello duo
  • Fanfare trumpets

Get in touch

To discuss suitable musicians for your event and to book freelance orchestral musicians, please contact Ellie McAllister:

Ellie McAllister

Professional Engagements Coordinator

+44 (0)20 7591 4845

engagements@rcm.ac.uk

To discuss concert opportunities or arts placements for RCM musicians, please contact the Creative Careers Centre Manager, Diana Roberts:

Diana Roberts

Creative Careers Centre Manager

+44 (0)20 7591 4367

diana.roberts@rcm.ac.uk