Barrie Hunter was playing a cross-dressing, trumpet playing stripper when he was first approached about becoming a pantomime dame.
Graduate of the Month: Barrie Hunter
December 14th, 2018
Graduate of the Month: Scott Kerr
November 26th, 2018
Scott Kerr is living the dream, helping inspire the next generation of learners in his role as a classroom teacher in West Dunbartonshire. He’s also a renowned euphonium player, in demand as a soloist and holding the principal euphonium seat with reigning Scottish champion, Whitburn Band.
Under the Spotlight: Nina Yndis and Sophia Carr-Gomm
November 20th, 2018
Alumni Nina Yndis (BA Musical Theatre 2014) and Sophia Carr-Gomm (BA Acting 2013) have performed on stage and screen since graduating from Scotland’s national conservatoire. Now the pair are using their versatility and industry knowledge to establish their own film company, developing unique, innovative content. Mark Good finds out more.
Under the Spotlight: Victoria Stevens
October 18th, 2018
Victoria Stevens is a gifted soprano who studied a Masters of Music in Opera at the Royal Conservatoire, graduating in 2016. Her studies in Glasgow gave Victoria the opportunity to explore her love of directing and now, she’s working at one of the largest and oldest repertory houses in Germany.
Graduate of the Month: Ainsley Jordan
October 17th, 2018
The new season of Outlander is coming soon and Ainsley Jordan is among the Royal Conservatoire graduates appearing in the hit drama. The Ayrshire actor has enjoyed a busy year since graduating from RCS and returned to reflect on her studies, life in Glasgow and the path which led her to study at Scotland’s national
Graduate of the Month: Kenneth Reid
September 20th, 2018
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
Under the Spotlight: Ava Kostia
April 11th, 2018
Musical theatre performer, Shakespearean actor and fight director – Ava Kostia (BA Musical Theatre 2015) is enjoying a varied, exciting career in the performing arts. The 23-year-old, who is based in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, discusses her work in the world of theatrical combat and looks back on her studies at the Royal Conservatoire
Graduate of the Month: Andrew Nunn
April 10th, 2018
Andrew Nunn (MMus Conducting 2014) is rapidly earning a reputation as one of the leading choral directors of his generation. As he prepares to conduct a mammoth performance featuring more than 200 musicians in Glasgow’s City Halls, Mark Good chats to April’s Graduate of the Month. For Andrew Nunn, the tension was almost unbearable. A
Graduate of the Month: Grant Anderson
March 15th, 2018
Grant Anderson (BA Technical and Production Arts 2011) is a lighting designer working in theatres across Scotland and beyond on a diverse range of projects. From the Botanic Lights to Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations, Grant is also much sought-after in the events industry. He recently returned to the Royal Conservatoire in his capacity as lighting designer
March 15th, 2018
Hannah graduated from the Traditional Music department at RCS in 2016 and this year was crowned BBC Radio Scotland’s Young Traditional Musician of the Year. Since graduating Hannah has been continuing to perform across the country and this year will publish her first album. We caught up with her to find out how much her