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WELCOME TO UPBEAT

WELCOME TO UPBEAT

AUTUMN 2020 ISSUE

Welcome to autumn 2020 Upbeat magazine

We are proud to bring you the second digital Upbeat, packed with content covering an exciting, and unconventional, autumn term.

The Big Give Christmas Challenge: one gift, twice the impact

The RCM is proud to once again partner with The Big Give for their annual fundraising appeal.

Creative ingenuity and the new landscape of performance

RCM alumni share their inspiring stories of creativity and reimagined performance.

Being a healthy musician

Dr George Waddell from the Centre for Performance Science shares tips and insights on how to maintain mental and physical health.

RCM students and alumni star in Theater an der Wien's Porgy and Bess

Four RCM singers are to perform lead roles in a production of Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess in Vienna this October.

On kindness and compassion

RCM SU International Officer Andrew Chen writes about the hopeful and supportive environment he has seen in the student community.

Photographing the world online: The Royal College of Music x Magnum Photos

The RCM takes part in an innovative photography project in collaboration with Thomas Dworzak, Magnum photographer.

Thank you to our supporters

A special thank you for those who gave to the Covid-19 Hardship Fund appeal, as well as to significant givers to the RCM over the past year.

Lights, Camera, Action! Behind the scenes of the RCM’s In Focus series

Take a look at the making of our In Focus film series and hear from the performers and staff who starred in them.

Student updates

News and social media posts from our students, covering awards triumphs and television appearances.

Staff updates

News and social media posts from our staff, featuring opera appearances and new commissions.

Alumni updates

News and social media posts from our alumni, including new releases and outside performances.

The RCM hosts Virtual Gala in aid of the More Music campaign

Performances from students and messages from Chairman Black and Director Colin Lawson featured in the College’s first virtual fundraising event.

RCM composers nominated for The Ivors Composer Awards 2020

Five Royal College of Music alumni have been nominated for this year’s Ivors Composer Awards.

In memory

Remembering and celebrating the lives of those connected with the RCM.

The RCM receives transformative gift from the Estate of the late Nancy Ann Wolfers

This generous legacy gift will help enrich students’ lives and studies.

New Blüthner Practice Suite at the Royal College of Music

The RCM is delighted to have received a gift of ten Blüthner Model A upright pianos from the Alfred-Reinhold-Foundation.

Welcome new alumni!

We warmly welcome the graduating class of 2020 to the RCM Alumni Network.

Royal College of Music collaborates on new virtual reality environment for musicians to experience favourite venues from home

A partnership between the RCM and The Innovation Consultancy Ltd will enable users to rehearse and perform virtually in a range of major UK venues.

RCM musicians selected for London Philharmonic Orchestra schemes to prepare for profession

Five RCM musicians have been announced as LPO Foyle Future First members for 2020/21 and one RCMJD musician joins the LPO Junior Artist scheme this year.