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Royal College of Music Museum uncovers Hidden Treasures in new exhibition

Tuesday 25 January 2022

Elgar’s trombone, a famous bust of Ralph Vaughan Williams and the earliest known portrait of Franz Liszt are just a few of the highlights of the new exhibition at the Royal College of Music Museum.

David Wright appointed to a Personal Chair in the Social History of Music

Tuesday 21 December 2021

Professor David Wright has been appointed to a Personal Chair in the Social History of Music

Dr Jonathan Cole appointed Head of Composition

Tuesday 21 December 2021

The Royal College of Music announces the appointment of Dr Jonathan Cole as Head of Composition.

Royal College of Music announces new scholarship and bursary with Huawei Technologies UK

Thursday 16 December 2021

The Royal College of Music is delighted to announce a new scholarship and bursary funded by Huawei Technologies UK. Four RCM students have been awarded the inaugural Huawei Scholarship and a further three will benefit from the Huawei Bursary to support their studies for the 2021/22 academic year.

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales unveils new Royal College of Music Campus

Thursday 2 December 2021

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, President of the Royal College of Music, today officially opened the newly transformed building during a special visit to the institution.

Ferrier Award success for RCM musician

Wednesday 17 November 2021

Talented Royal College of Music student wins 2021 Kathleen Ferrier Award

National Youth Orchestra (NYO) success for Royal College of Music Junior Department

Monday 15 November 2021

A total of 26 musicians from the Royal College of Music Junior Department are joining the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain for 2022. This is a record number of RCMJD musicians selected for the orchestra in recent years.

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

Friday 12 November 2021

The Royal College of Music is delighted to have been selected to take part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge, the UK’s biggest digital match funding campaign, for the eleventh year.

RCM Accelerate start-up funding making a difference to recent graduates

Wednesday 10 November 2021

Violence against women, environmental issues and the digital landscape are just a few of the themes explored by recent RCM graduates.

RCM Researcher awarded Cambridge University Press book prize

Friday 5 November 2021

The Royal College of Music is delighted to announce that Professor Richard Langham Smith has been awarded the prestigious Royal Musical Association and Cambridge University Press Outstanding Edited Collection Book Prize for 2021.

RPS Composition Award success for RCM alumna Dani Howard

Tuesday 2 November 2021

The Royal College of Music is delighted to announce that RCM alumna, Dani Howard, has been awarded the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Large-Scale Composition Award.

Royal College of Music (RCM) alumna Laura Ayoub returns to hear new work performed by RCM String Band

Wednesday 27 October 2021

The RCM String Band will perform a brand new work composed by RCM graduate Laura Ayoub and her sister Sarah.

Bernard Haitink, 1929-2021

Friday 22 October 2021

The Royal College of Music community sends its deepest sympathies to the family of Bernard Haitink, who died yesterday aged 92.

Royal College of Music announces new scholarship with Nord Anglia Education

Thursday 7 October 2021

Postgraduate cellist Shizuku Tatsuno has been awarded the inaugural Nord Anglia Education Scholarship to support her studies for the 2021/22 academic year.

London's newest Museum opens at the Royal College of Music

Wednesday 6 October 2021

London’s newest museum opens to the public after being kept under-wraps for over a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic disrupting its original planned opening.

2021/22 RCM Fellowships announced

Tuesday 28 September 2021

Royal College of Music Director, Professor Colin Lawson, has announced the remarkable musicians who will hold fellowships for the 2021/22 academic year.

RCM graduate appointed principal clarinettist with the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Friday 24 September 2021

The RCM Woodwind faculty is delighted to announce some high-profile achievements.

First prize for RCM student in the Leeds International Piano Competition 2021

Monday 20 September 2021

The Royal College of Music congratulates students Alim Beisembayev and Thomas Kelly on their outstanding achievements at Leeds International Piano Competition.

RCM masterclasses receive significant gift from Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne

Friday 17 September 2021

The Royal College of Music (RCM) receives a significant gift from Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne (AMFL) for the next three years to support its acclaimed masterclass programme.

New research appointments at the RCM

Thursday 12 August 2021

Royal College of Music announces research positions for Dr Rosie Perkins, Dr Neta Spiro and Dr Christina Guillaumier.

Royal College of Music announces Laura Mekhail as the second Community Jameel-Andrea Bocelli Foundation Scholar

Monday 26 July 2021

Laura will be joining the Royal College of Music in September 2021 on the Master of Performance (MPerf) course.

The Victor and Lilian Hochhauser Foundation pledges £500K to support scholarships

Friday 23 July 2021

Six new annual scholarships will support students, beginning in the 2021-22 academic year.

Strong National Student Survey (NSS) results for the RCM

Thursday 22 July 2021

The Royal College of Music has performed well in the 2021 National Student Survey (NSS) achieving an overall satisfaction score of 85%.

New film showcasing the Royal College of Music features original music from student Dennis Tjiok

Thursday 27 May 2021

An exciting new film showcasing the RCM received its premiere last night at the College’s More Music Virtual Gala.

Royal College of Music Museum acquires portrait of first published female composer in Britain

Thursday 27 May 2021

The Royal College of Music Museum has acquired a portrait of Mary Harvey, Lady Dering, the first published female composer in British history.

RCM researcher awarded prestigious LAHP scholarship

Tuesday 18 May 2021

RCM PhD student Arianna Rigamonti has been awarded a prestigious scholarship by the London Arts & Humanities Partnership.

RCM becomes first European conservatoire to extend digital provision with Henle Library

Tuesday 20 April 2021

The RCM is the first conservatoire in Europe to extend its digital resource offering in partnership with the Henle Library app.

Live performance returns to the RCM with summer events season

Thursday 15 April 2021

RCM musicians are taking to the College’s stages to perform together for the first time since autumn 2020.

RCM Messages of condolence for The Royal Family

Saturday 17 April 2021

The Royal College of Music (RCM) today shares messages of sympathy and support for the Royal Family, in commemoration of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, on the day of his funeral.

RCM Director, Professor Colin Lawson wins national award

Tuesday 13 April 2021

The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Historical Performance in Music was today awarded the C. B. Oldman Prize for an outstanding work of music reference.

RCM in top 10% among English universities for research promoting public and community engagement

Thursday 1 April 2021

The RCM is in the top 10% of English universities for research promoting public and community engagement in the first Knowledge Exchange Framework.

Royal College of Music supports new music curriculum to nurture next generation of musicians

Friday 26 March 2021

The Royal College of Music has released a joint statement with the other Royal Schools in support of the Department for Education’s new Model Music Curriculum.

The Big Give Christmas Challenge raises record sum for RCM Scholarships Fund

Thursday 25 March 2021

The 2020 Big Give Christmas Challenge resulted in a record £131,594 raised for the RCM Scholarships Fund.

RCM holds first virtual legacy information evening with RCM performers and senior leaders

Thursday 25 March 2021

The Royal College of Music has held its first virtual information event for those interested in legacy giving.

RCM Accelerate offers start-up funding for graduating RCM students

Monday 15 March 2021

The Royal College of Music has announced a new scheme to support students graduating this summer as they launch their careers beyond College.

Royal College of Music named top institution for performing arts in the UK and Europe

Thursday 4 March 2021

Royal College of Music named top institution for performing arts in the UK for sixth consecutive year and top in Europe.