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  • RBC packed with oboists and bassoonists
    UNIVERSITY NEWS 02 JUN 2023

    RBC hosted the 2023 British Double Reed Society Festival recently, welcoming 85 players of all ages from around the country. The festival included masterclasses, concerts, reed making, trade...

  • Congratulations Emanuil Ivanov
    UNIVERSITY NEWS 18 MAY 2023

    Newbury Spring Festival has announced MMus student Emanuil Ivanov as the winner of the 2023 Sheepdrove Piano Competition.

  • A message from Head of Brass Amos Miller
    UNIVERSITY NEWS 18 MAY 2023

    Head of Brass Amos Miller shares his plans for the future and tells staff and students how the last five years at RBC have been the greatest privilege of his working life.

  • Historic performances for the Coronation
    UNIVERSITY NEWS 12 MAY 2023

    Congratulations to all the alumni and staff who were involved in the Coronation service at Westminster Abbey and later at the Coronation Concert at Windsor Castle. Pictured: Roddy Williams OBE...

  • Folk for all faiths
    UNIVERSITY NEWS 12 MAY 2023

    Directed by Joe Broughton, the Conservatoire Folk Ensemble with Visiting Professor of Indian Studies Dr Radhika Balakrishnan filled the Balaji Temple with joyous and celebratory music-making to...

  • A warm welcome from our new Principal
    UNIVERSITY NEWS 05 MAY 2023

    As his first week in post draws to a close, RBC Principal Stephen Maddock OBE shares his love of classical music as the former Chief Executive of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra....

  • A message from Head of Strings Louise Lansdown
    UNIVERSITY NEWS 05 MAY 2023

    After almost 11 years at RBC, Louise thanks staff for their care and enthusiasm, as well as sharing her plans for the future.

  • Become a RBCA Student Ambassador
    UNIVERSITY NEWS 27 APR 2023

    Music students can gain valuable experience in communication and event management as a Student Ambassador. Applications are open until Monday 29 May.

  • PhD student wins award in Barcelona
    UNIVERSITY NEWS 27 APR 2023

    Catalan pianist, mathematician, PhD student and BBC Music Magazine 'Rising Star' Laura Farré Rozada has received the Mathematics and Society Award 2023 for her radio show ‘La cinta de Möbius’ on...

  • Congratulations to Alex
    UNIVERSITY NEWS 21 APR 2023

    Final-year French horn student Alex Hocknull has received this year’s Biddy Baxter and John Hosier Music Award, a £10,000 scholarship to progress his postgraduate study.

  • A successful week for Woodwind
    UNIVERSITY NEWS 30 MAR 2023

    This week has seen great competition success in the Woodwind Department, with three separate prize wins. Winners included flautist Japheth Law, the Azå Saxophone Quartet and the Junction T Trio.

  • Congratulations to Venesca and Alastair
    UNIVERSITY NEWS 30 MAR 2023

    BMus and MMus students Venesca Yapson and Alastair Legg respectively have been awarded a Joseph Weingarten Memorial Trust Scholarship to undertake a year of postgraduate study at the Liszt...

  • RBC to stage major Jazz event
    UNIVERSITY NEWS 24 MAR 2023

    RBC will host the Inspired Jazz event on Wednesday 24 May, where headliners Mammal Hands will be supported by performances from the Ishmael Ensemble and the Afro Cuban Jazz Orchestra, a student...

  • RBC to host chamber music prize
    UNIVERSITY NEWS 16 MAR 2023

    RBC will play host to the 14th Leamington Music Prize on Monday 20 March when six ensembles will compete for prize money and a concert in Leamington Music’s prestigious winter season.

  • Passion, virtuosity, comedy and everything in between
    UNIVERSITY NEWS 03 MAR 2023

    The coming weeks see a clutch of performances from final year students, many of their Final Projects taking original and innovative approaches. There are evenings dedicated to a musician’s...

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