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RCM In Focus returns with new immersive performances for online audiences

Tuesday 26 January 2021

The popular RCM In Focus series returns this spring with new performances by RCM musicians, filmed especially for online audiences.

RCM Junior Department student, Jacky Zhang, wins first prize in ‘UK Piano Open’ International Piano Competition

Monday 14 December 2020

RCM Junior Department student, Jacky Zhang, was awarded the first prize in the ‘UK Piano Open’ International Piano Competition which was held in London from 27–29 November 2020.

RCM composers nominated for The Ivors Composer Awards 2020

Tuesday 3 November 2020

Five Royal College of Music alumni have been nominated for this year’s Ivors Composer Awards.

Music by RCM Junior Department composers performed by London Sinfonietta

Friday 23 October 2020

Music composed by Royal College of Music Junior Department students will be performed by the London Sinfonietta in an online event.

RCM musicians selected for London Philharmonic Orchestra schemes to prepare for profession

Friday 16 October 2020

Five RCM musicians have been announced as LPO Foyle Future First members for 2020/21 and one RCMJD musician joins the LPO Junior Artist scheme this year.

RCM musicians reach category finals in BBC Young Musician 2020

Tuesday 28 April 2020

Four outstanding students from the Royal College of Music Junior Department (RCMJD) and one senior College undergraduate have reached their category finals in this year’s prestigious BBC Young Musician competition.

NYO success for RCMJD musicians

Monday 13 January 2020

A total of 24 musicians from the Royal College of Music Junior Department have joined the National Orchestra of Great Britain for 2020.

Royal College of Music launches autumn season with More Music concert series

Tuesday 6 August 2019

The Royal College of Music has launched its autumn season with a concert series designed to showcase the exceptional talent of RCM musicians.

Alexia Sloane composes for the BBC Proms

Wednesday 12 June 2019

RCM Junior Department alumna composer Alexia Sloane has been commissioned to write a piece for this year’s BBC Proms.

YCAT success for George and Ben

Thursday 23 May 2019

RCM pianist George Harliono and RCM Junior Department alumnus Ben Goldscheider have been announced as YCAT Artists 2019.

RCM Junior Department triumphs in Moscow

Friday 5 April 2019

RCM Junior Department pianist Jacky Xiaoyu Zhang has been named joint winner of the III Vladimir Krainev Moscow International Piano Competition.

RCM Junior Department collaborates with youth music service to create Darwin's Bio Orchestra

Friday 9 November 2018

The RCM Junior Department has collaborated with Luton Music Mix to bring young musicians together for the Darwin’s Bio Orchestra project.

RCMJD welcomes new talent after summer of BBC Proms successes

Friday 28 September 2018

This September, RCMJD welcomes 75 new pupils, including one of its youngest ever students joining its pioneering mini bass programme.

Marie follows in Sheku's footsteps

Monday 23 July 2018

RCM Junior Department flautist Marie Sato has won the RPS-Duet Young Instrumentalist Prize, alongside pianist Noah Zhou.

Royal College of Music Junior Department record soundtrack for new Sadler’s Wells ballet

Wednesday 21 March 2018

The Royal College of Music Junior Department and English National Ballet are collaborating on a new ballet at Sadler’s Wells Theatre.

RCM Junior Department musicians reach BBC Young Musician finals

Wednesday 7 February 2018

Four talented young musicians from the Royal College of Music Junior Department, plus RCMJD alumna Stephanie Childress, will compete in this year’s BBC Young Musician category finals.

NYO success for RCM Junior Department musicians

Tuesday 12 December 2017

A total of 21 young musicians from the Royal College of Music Junior Department have been selected this year for the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. 

RCM welcomes back Vladimir Ashkenazy for Autumn Season

Tuesday 8 August 2017

The Royal College of Music today announced its 2017 Autumn Season, which includes a concert at the Royal Festival Hall with Vladamir Ashkenazy on 26 October.

BBC Proms Inspire Competition

Wednesday 28 June 2017

RCMJD composer Chelsea Becker has been named as a winner of the 2017 BBC Proms Inspire Competition.

Success for Eyra

Monday 26 June 2017

Eyra Norman, a vocal student at the Royal College of Music Junior Department, has been crowned Young Musician of the Year 2017 (Vocal Category) by Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland.

RCM composers commissioned by Classic FM

Friday 12 May 2017

Two RCM composers are among seven young people chosen by a panel of judges from Classic FM and the Royal Philharmonic Society to write a new piece of classical music to celebrate the radio station’s 25th birthday.

Summer Season and new Harlem Quartet residency announced

Wednesday 5 April 2017

The Royal College of Music has today announced its summer 2017 season with the launch of a three-year residency by the Grammy Award-winning Harlem Quartet. 

HRH The Prince of Wales honours outstanding musicians and industry leaders in annual President’s Visit

Tuesday 7 March 2017

HRH The Prince of Wales, President of the Royal College of Music since 1993, today honoured outstanding figures in international musical life at the RCM’s Annual Awards ceremony.

RCMJD Quartet Performs for Royalty

Friday 9 December 2016

RCM Junior Department musicians have performed in the presence of HRH The Prince of Wales at a special ceremony at Sandringham Estate.

Alexia Sloane wins Cambridge Young Composer of the Year

Monday 21 November 2016

RCMJD composer’s successes continue with award from Cambridge Youth Music

NYO Success for RCMJD Musicians

Tuesday 22 November 2016

A total of 22 RCM Junior Department musicians have successfully auditioned for the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, including the orchestra’s new leader.

Eugenie's Television Debut

Tuesday 25 October 2016

Violinist Eugenie Dalgleish performs Barber's Violin Concerto on CBeebies' Melody and Friends

BBC Proms Inspire Success for RCMJD’s Shoshanah Sievers

Wednesday 6 July 2016

Shoshanah Sievers has been announced by BBC Radio 3 as one of two winners of the 2016 BBC Proms Inspire Competition’s 12-14 category.

Vincent Ling Awarded Robert Lewin Scholarship

Monday 27 June 2016

RCMJD pianist Vincent Ling has been awarded a Robert Lewin Scholarship by the charity Awards for Young Musicians.

Ben Goldscheider through to BBC Young Musician Final

Monday 9 May 2016

Royal College of Music Junior Department horn player Ben Goldscheider is through to the Final of BBC Young Musician 2016.

Gold Award for Isabella

Thursday 21 April 2016

Isabella Fulford receives top award at the Golden Key Music Festival 2016

Announcing our Summer Season

Wednesday 30 March 2016

We’re delighted to announce the Royal College of Music’s Summer Season, focusing on the music of Igor Stravinsky.

Vincent Wins Beethoven Junior Intercollegiate Piano Competition

Wednesday 23 March 2016

RCMJD pianist Vincent Ling has been awarded First Prize by a distinguished jury.

HRH The Prince of Wales Presents Honours During Annual Visit

Thursday 10 March 2016

HRH The Prince of Wales today honoured a number of outstanding figures in international musical life at the Royal College of Music’s Annual Awards ceremony.

Barbara Boissard Concerto Competition

Friday 12 February 2016

The Royal College of Music Junior Department is delighted to announce a new Concerto Competition, named in honour of former RCMJD Director Barbara Boissard, who died in 2015. 

ROSL Success for Philip

Thursday 4 February 2016

RCM saxophonist Philip Attard has triumphed in the Woodwind, Brass and Percussion final of the 2016 Royal Over-Seas League Music Competition.

Five RCMJD Musicians to Compete in BBC Young Musician 2016

Monday 25 January 2016

No fewer than five talented young musicians from the RCM Junior Department have made it through to the category finals of BBC Young Musician 2016.

Jacques Cohen Joins RCMJD as Symphony Orchestra Conductor

Monday 4 January 2016

Conductor and RCM Alumnus Jacques Cohen joins the RCMJD as conductor of the RCM Junior Department Symphony Orchestra