Top award for RBC clarinet player


Clarinettist Nathan Isaac, from the Advanced Postgraduate Diploma programme, has been awarded the prestigious Musicians' Company Silver Medal.

The Silver Medal recognises outstanding young musicians representing a wide range of disciplines. As an award winner, Nathan will become part of the Musician’s Company Young Artist Programme, where he will receive practical support during the first five years of my career. 

The Silver Medal is the Company's oldest award and was inaugurated in 1889. The Medal was originally established as an annual award to the most distinguished student of the Royal Academy of Music, the Royal College of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Over time, other establishments were added to the list of Silver Medal recipients, including RBC.

Nathan said: “It’s an absolute privilege to have received this award and to have been nominated by RBC. It feels great to receive such recognition for my music making/clarinet playing.

“This is by no means a solo effort, and I wouldn’t be in this position without the support of my family and friends, my clarinet teachers Joanna Patton, Mark O’Brien and Oliver Janes, and the support of Jenni Phillips and Douglas Mitchell.”

Head of Woodwind Jenni Phillips added: “I am thrilled that Nathan has received this award. Not only is he an excellent musician and dedicated student, he is also extremely generous with his time in helping and inspiring younger students. Nathan is a wonderful ambassador for RBC and we are very proud of him.”

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