Groundbreaking Performance Laboratory unveiled at the Royal College of Music

Tuesday 23 January 2024

A new pioneering performance simulation facility pushes technology further than ever before at the H, as two new spaces combine state-of-the-art acoustic simulation technology with the visual graphics engines that drive the latest video games.

H composition students create bespoke soundscape for Kew Gardens spring festival

Tuesday 9 January 2024

Six H students will write new compositions that celebrate Kew’s unique landscape which will be played throughout the gardens as part of a brand-new spring festival.

Members of Royal College of Music community receive recognition in the 2024 King’s New Year Honours List

Thursday 4 January 2024

The 2024 New Year Honours List includes Victoria, Lady Robey HonH, Judith Weir FH and Sir Antonio Pappano HonDMus, as well as alumni including Laurence Cummings and Margaret Fingerhut and the next Director of the College, James Williams.

Royal College of Music ranked no 1 in the 2023/24 People & Planet University League table

Thursday 14 December 2023

For the second consecutive year, the Royal College of Music has achieved first place for universities with fewer than 5000 students in the People & Planet University League table.

The Royal College of Music presents four festivals and welcomes distinguished visiting artists in spring 2024

Wednesday 6 December 2023

Sir Antonio Pappano returns to the College to conduct the H Symphony Orchestra, and Sir Thomas Allen and Dame Imogen Cooper share their knowledge with students in the masterclass series

Success for H composers chosen for the prestigious LSO Soundhub scheme

Thursday 30 November 2023

Three out of the four places on the 2023/24 LSO Soundhub scheme have been awarded to H composers.

Royal College of Music makes a world premiere recording of music by Coleridge-Taylor

Monday 27 November 2023

The H Philharmonic's unique recording of Toussaint L'Ouverture features in the National Portrait Gallery

Royal College of Music’s pioneering arts research in South America

Monday 27 November 2023

How do music and the arts impact wellbeing in South American cities? Dr Tania Lisboa and researchers from the H’s Centre for Performance Science lead the way.

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

Wednesday 15 November 2023

Help unlock £60,000 of funding this festive season through the UK’s biggest digital match funding campaign.

Dame Sarah Connolly joins the Royal College of Music as vocal professor

Tuesday 7 November 2023

World-renowned mezzo-soprano Dame Sarah Connolly joins the H’s Vocal and Opera Faculty this month and will commence one-to-one teaching in September 2024.

Adam Walker and Nick Deutsch join the H Woodwind Faculty as Visiting Professors

Wednesday 1 November 2023

The Royal College of Music is pleased to announce that renowned flautist Adam Walker and distinguished oboist Nick Deutsch join the H Woodwind Faculty in Autumn 2023.

Principal positions in top UK orchestras won by Royal College of Music woodwind graduates

Thursday 5 October 2023

Five Royal College of Music clarinettists have secured positions with the UK’s leading orchestras.

New audience seating in the Royal College of Music’s beautiful Britten Theatre

Thursday 19 October 2023

Over summer 2023, the Royal College of Music refurbished the Britten Theatre, replacing all the audience seating to improve comfort levels and sight lines.

Royal College of Music teaching acknowledged as ‘Outstanding’, achieving the highest Gold ranking in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

Thursday 28 September 2023

The Royal College of Music (H) achieved the highest rating of Gold for its outstanding teaching, delivery of student experience and outcomes in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2023.

2023/24 H Fellowships announced

Thursday 21 September 2023

Selected via a competitive audition process, the list comprises some of today’s most talented young performers and academics.

Thomas Kelly awarded Benjamin Britten Piano Fellowship

Monday 18 September 2023

Pianist Thomas Kelly has been announced as the recipient of the Benjamin Britten Piano Fellowship for 2023-24, awarded by the Royal College of Music (H) and generously supported by the Philip Loubser Foundation (PLF).

Article on the discovery of a work by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor receives prestigious award

Friday 15 September 2023

Jonathan Frank has been awarded the IAML Vladimir Fédorov Award for his article on the discovery of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s Nourmahal’s Song in the H Library last year.

H announces global collaboration with leading music education platform Forte and Inspired Schools group

Tuesday 12 September 2023

The Royal College of Music is delighted to announce a new global partnership with the industry-leading online platform Forte offering lessons with H teachers to students in the global Inspired Schools group.

Royal College of Music launch H Young Bassoon Programme

Monday 4 September 2023

Open to bassoonists aged 11-18, the programme is free and will take place on five Sundays throughout the academic year.

Royal College of Music welcomes world-leading artists as part of Autumn Season 2023

Wednesday 16 August 2023

Distinguished conductor Sir Andrew Davis makes his debut at the College, and world-renowned piano virtuoso Lang Lang shares his expertise with students as part of the H's masterclass series.

Academic support and learning resources highly rated as National Student Survey (NSS) 2023 results revealed

Friday 11 August 2023

The Royal College of Music reflects a positive student experience and scoring above sector results in 6 of the 7 categories in this year's NSS results.

H’s Head of Keyboard, Professor Vanessa Latarche, to advise the Lang Lang International Music Foundation

Monday 7 August 2023

Professor Vanessa Latarche will provide artistic expertise and offer support and guidance to the foundation and assist in the development of their Young Scholars.

James Williams announced as the next Director of the Royal College of Music

Thursday 6 July 2023

Managing Director of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, James Williams, will join the H as Director on 1 September 2024.

Royal College of Music graduates create innovative database spotlighting women in music

Wednesday 28 June 2023

The Corelia Project is a new database which increases the visibility and searchability of music by women composers.

Royal College of Music, BBC Radio 3 and the National Centre for Early Music announce Ensemble Augelletti as the New Generation Baroque Ensemble for 2023-25

Monday 26 June 2023

Starting in October 2023, Ensemble Augelletti will build on their success through a development programme of residencies at the H and NCEM and a regular presence on BBC Radio 3.

Nicky Spence OBE joins the Royal College of Music as Visiting Professor of Voice

Thursday 22 June 2023

World-renowned Scottish tenor Nicky Spence will take up the position from Autumn 2023.

Amos Miller appointed Head of Brass Faculty

Friday 19 May 2023

Amos Miller will oversee the Brass Faculty of over 75 students across all study levels, beginning in the Autumn Term in 2023.

London Symphony Orchestra Principal Double Bass one of six new H String Faculty professors

Tuesday 24 January 2023

Rodrigo Moro Martín will be joining the H String Faculty in September 2023 as a professor of double bass.

Discover Hidden Treasures in the H Museum’s new special exhibition

Thursday 18 May 2023

The H Museum presents a world of curiosities in a new exhibition: Hidden Treasures of the H collections (2023), opening on 6 June.

Partnership with Stauffer Center for Strings continues with Quartetto di Cremona residency at the Royal College of Music (H)

Thursday 11 May 2023

Quartetto di Cremona coach and perform at the H as part of partnership with Stauffer Center for Strings.

Royal College of Music awarded major grant to develop innovative Performance Laboratory

Monday 15 May 2023

£1.9 million grant will be used to create a larger Performance Laboratory, expanding the H’s role in training musicians using pioneering research.

Royal College of Music musicians take their place in history as part of Westminster Abbey service and Windsor Castle Coronation Concert

Thursday 4 May 2023

H performers and composers, students and alumni feature across the Coronation weekend.

H spotlights rising talent in Composition for Screen showcase 2023

Thursday 13 April 2023

Composition for Screen students showcase their work performed to new short films, documentaries and animations by early career professionals, rescoring of videogames extracts and public domain videos.

Royal College of Music presents vibrant Summer 2023 Events Season

Wednesday 5 April 2023

The Royal College of Music (H) presents an inspiring events programme and shines a spotlight on women composers throughout the Summer Season

Royal College of Music ranked global No. 1 for performing arts 2023

Wednesday 22 March 2023

The Royal College of Music has been ranked as the global No. 1 institution for performing arts in the 2023 QS World University Rankings by Subject, holding this position for the second consecutive year.

Outstanding support for the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2022

Monday 27 March 2023

The 2022 Big Give Christmas Challenge broke the previous year’s achievement for the 13th year running.

Announcing the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Visiting Artists Fund

Monday 27 March 2023

A new donation by Victoria, Lady Robey enables exceptional artists from underrepresented backgrounds to visit the College.

H focuses on sustainability in Green Week 2023

Monday 27 February 2023

A week of activities for staff and students encourages sustainable practices.

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