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Graduate of the Month: Kenneth Reid

Tenor Kenneth Reid has undertaken a fascinating journey on his path to being an opera performer. From Paisley to the Spanish Pyrenees and from Syria to Scotland’s national conservatoire, this was not a conventional route – but he wouldn’t change it for the world. Mark Good spoke to September’s Graduate of the Month. The support

“Culture must have a vibrant ethos of learning at its heart”

 – By Professor Jeffrey Sharkey, Principal of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland This week (Wednesday Sept 19) the consultation closes on Scotland’s new Cultural Strategy, an approach ambitiously billed as helping create a framework through which government can ‘embed and elevate culture’s position across society’.

RCS Leverhulme Conducting Fellow awarded second place at international contest

A Royal Conservatoire of Scotland conductor has secured a podium place in a prestigious international competition. Leverhulme Conducting Fellow, Simon Proust, came second in the recent Princess Astrid International Music Competition held in Trondheim, Norway, amid a global field of competitors. The 28-year-old progressed through several rounds of competitions en route to the final, where

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Under the Spotlight: Kieran Brown

From donning the famous Phantom mask to setting sail with Titanic the Musical, Kieran Brown (BA Dramatic Studies 2000) is enjoying a busy career on stage. Now living in London, the acclaimed West End performer chats to Mark Good about life on tour. 

Graduate of the Month: Cora Bissett

We catch up with Cora Bissett, alumna and acclaimed theatre director as she brings her latest production to a close at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Junior Conservatoire accordionist makes history with podium place at global music contest

An East Dunbartonshire performer has made history after becoming the youngest person – and first Scot – to secure a podium place at one of the world’s most prestigious accordion competitions. Musician Ryan Corbett was also the highest placed European participant after coming third in the Performer category at the recent Harbin Summer International Accordion

RCS Research recognised in funding boost

The next generation of artistic and cultural leaders in Scotland are to benefit from £170 million of new funding for doctoral research in the UK. For the first time, doctoral students applying for research study at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland will be eligible to apply for funding from the Arts & Humanities Research Council

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Rovin’ Tales is a Roaring Success

A joyful journey of live music, drama and film travelled across the north east coast of Scotland on Friday 10 August, in a series of pop-up performances to celebrate the arrival of world-class performing arts training in Aberdeenshire. Rovin’ Tales officially launched the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland North East Arts Hub (RCS North East Arts