Accordionist Ryan Corbett awarded gold prize in prestigious annual music competition

A Royal Conservatoire of Scotland student described as one of the nation’s ‘most exciting young musicians’* has taken home the top prize in a prestigious annual music competition. Final year student and accordionist Ryan Corbett won the gold medal and first prize – including £20,000 – at the ROSL (Royal Over-Seas League) Annual Music Competition.

Show-stopping new book raises the curtain on 175 extraordinary years of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland: Raising the Curtain showcases 175 years of magic and memories with intimate insights from acclaimed alumni A show-stopping, page-turning new book turns the spotlight on the fascinating history of a world-renowned performing arts school and a jewel in Scotland’s cultural crown. Royal Conservatoire of Scotland: Raising the Curtain, which hits bookshelves


New Strategic Director joins the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland today announced the appointment of seasoned international fundraiser Christopher Wynn as the institution’s Strategic Director of Principal Gifts. For the past 15 years, Christopher has been Director of Development for the Edinburgh International Festival (EIF). Prior to that he developed and delivered high-level fundraising programmes across the cultural sector including

New scholarship to support the aspirations of Black British students at RCS

A new scholarship at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland will support Black British students as they pursue their passion for the performing arts. Scotland’s national conservatoire is the first arts institution to partner with the Cowrie Scholarship Foundation (CSF), which aims to fund up to 100 disadvantaged Black British students through university in the next


The Queen’s Medal for Music 2021

A former principal of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland has been awarded The Queen’s Medal for Music 2021. John Wallace CBE, the internationally renowned Scottish trumpet soloist, composer and educator, is the seventeenth recipient of the award, following the celebrated organist Thomas Trotter, who received The Queen’s Medal for Music 2020. ? Congratulations to John

Acclaimed Artistic Director Gemma Bodinetz Appointed to Lead School of Drama, Dance, Production and Film at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Leading theatre director Gemma Bodinetz, who was central to the transformation of Liverpool’s iconic Everyman Theatre and European City of Culture celebrations, has been appointed to lead the training of the next generation of actors, dancers, creative producers and filmmakers at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Gemma will take up the post of Director of


RCS musicians nominated for MG ALBA Scots Trad Awards 2021

Musicians from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland have been nominated for top traditional music awards. Staff, students, graduates and former students are on the shortlist for the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards, which will be live in Glasgow on December 4 and are voted for by the public. The annual awards, organised by Hands

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