Royal College of Music

Royal College of Music
Prince Consort Road, London, SW7 2BS
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Royal College Of Music

The Royal College of Music was founded in 1882 by Edward VII and has trained some of the most important musical figures including Vaughan Williams, Britten, Sir Roger Norrington, Dame Joan Sutherland, Alfie Boe, James Galway and Natalie Clein, to name but a few. It currently hosts 750 students from more than 60 countries studying to become talented and open-minded musicians.

The college is located in South Kensington. Access is available by the District, Circle and Piccadilly lines which stop at South Kensington only a ten minute walk away. Gloucester Road and High Street Kensington stations are both approximately 15 minutes away. Buses 9, 10, 52 and 452 pass the Royal Albert Hall, whilst the number 360 stops directly outside.

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America Calls: 20th Century British Composers In America

Our ever-popular keyboard festival is back! This year we celebrate composers who have moved from their home countries to live and work in the USA. Join RCM organists for this rush-hour recital featuring works by British-born composers who worked in the USA and Canada.

America Calls: From Berlin To Broadway

The Royal College of Music's ever-popular keyboard festival is back! This year we celebrate composers who have moved from their home countries to live and work in the USA. In this lunchtime concert, RCM accompanists and singers join forces to perform a colourful mix of songs by Kurt Weill, Erich Korngold and others.

Mon 13 Mar

America Calls: To The New World

The Royal College of Music's ever-popular keyboard festival is back! This year we celebrate composers who have moved from their home countries to live and work in the USA. Join us for our all-day keyboard marathon. This year RCM pianists perform Rachmaninov's passionate and turbulent Etudes-tableaux op 39. Completed a…

Sun 12 Mar

American Chamber Series: Vintage America

Barber Summer Music op 31 Copland Old American Songs I Barber Piano Sonata op 26 Anthony Plog Quintet no 1 4 Sketches Lowell Liebermann Flute Sonata op 23 Beach Piano Trio op 150 'Tis a gift to be simple', according to Copland's charming Old American Songs; however, the same cannot be said of Barber's towering Piano…

Cello Recital With Johannes Gortizki

Ahead of a series of masterclasses, world-renowned performer and acclaimed teacher Johannes Goritzki returns to the Royal College of Music for a recital of favourite cello music.

Mon 13 Mar

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Martin Lovett 90th Tribute Concert

Raphael Wallfisch cello Alexander Markov violin Rocamora String Quartet: Lasma Taimina violin Alexandra Isted violin Lowri Thomas viola Carolina Bartumeu cello Alke Quartet: Soh-Yon Kim violin Henry Chandler violin Ben Harrison viola Karen French cello Velasco Quartet: Rosa Hartley violin Gabriella Jones violin Ben Voce…

Sun 5 Mar

Nicholas Collon Conducts Mahler

The Royal College of Music is delighted to welcome back the celebrated young British conductor Nicholas Collon, Prinicpal conductor and Artistic Director of the Aurora Orchestra, to lead our musicians in two performances of Mahler's monumental sixth symphony. Known as his 'Tragic' Symphony, this epic work packs a powerful…

Thu 9 Mar

£10–£15 / 020 7591 4314

Fri 10 Mar

£10–£15 / 020 7591 4314

Orchestral Masterworks: Rachmaninov's Symphony No 2

Martyn Brabbins conductor RCM Philharmonic Rachmaninov Symphony no 2 in E minor op 27 RCM Visiting Professor of Conducting Martyn Brabbins returns to conduct the talented musicians of the RCM Philharmonic in Rachmaninov's ravishing and romantic Symphony no 2 in our final Orchestral Masterworks concert of the season.

Orchestral Masterworks: Shostakovich's Symphony No 10

Rafael Payare conductor RCM Philharmonic Shostakovich Symphony no 10 in E minor op 93 Rafael Payare, chief conductor for the Ulster Orchestra, conducts the RCM Philharmonic Orchestra in Shostakovich's powerful tenth symphony. ORCHESTRAL MASTERWORKS SERIES DISCOUNT Book for 2 or more concerts and save up to 30%

Royal College Of Music Festival Of Percussion

The RCM Festival of Percussion returns with special guest, the international rock, jazz, classical and punk drummer Benny Greb. The jam-packed day features O Duo with the Band of the Royal Air Force Regiment, drummer and RCM professor Ralph Salmins performing with three different groups, top percussion quartet Amadinda…

Sun 7 May

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Students's Film Orchestra

Eduardo Andrade conductor RCM Students' Film Orchestra The RCM Students' Film Orchestra brings the sound of sci-fi into the Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall with music from cinematic favourites such as E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.

Sun 26 Feb

Tuba Recital With Ostein Baadsvik

International tuba virtuoso Oystein Baadsvik performs a programme of solo works. Please note change of date and time for this recital

Tue 7 Mar

Viennese Music

Andrew Yiangou piano Mozart Piano Quartet in G minor K 478 Mahler Piano Quartet in A minor Schubert Piano Trio no 1 in B flat major D 898 RCM Junior Fellow pianist Andrew Yiangou performs with RCM musicians and professors in this recital celebrating the music of Austrian composers.

Thu 23 Feb

Free / 020 7591 4314

Women In Music: Evening Concert

NOVA Guitar Duo: Luiz Mantovani and Nelly von Alven guitars Meraki Guitar Quartet: Will Scott, Matt House, Elizabeth Parkes and Kristian Richardson guitars Chloe Murphy guitar Jo Dee Yeoh cello Cassandra Mathews guitar Lindsay Bryden flute Snowden-Sir Duo: Laura Snowdon guitar Joo Yeon Sir violin Programme to include…

Wed 8 Mar

Women In Music: Lunchtime Concert

Sofya Gulyak piano F Mendelssohn Easter Sonata This BBC Radio 3 live broadcast features the UK premiere of a major lost piano work by Fanny Mendelssohn, performed by RCM alumna Sofya Gulyak, a former winner of the Leeds International Piano Competition. Please note that, as this is a live radio broadcast, audience members…

Wed 8 Mar

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