Under the Spotlight: Kathy Doolan

December 19th, 2018

Alumna Kathy Doolan (DRSAMD 1974) was enjoying a successful career in teaching after graduating from Scotland’s national conservatoire. While raising her children, she saw how music aided their development and spotted a gap in the market for a new business in her local community.

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Graduate of the Month: Jay Capperauld

May 9th, 2018

The Royal Conservatoire’s new music showcase is well underway, featuring more than 65 premieres by around 50 composers.   Plug brings back fond memories for alumnus, Jay Capperauld, who credits the festival as a defining moment in his own artistic development. Mark Good chats with May’s Graduate of the Month. There can be few greater

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Countdown to Plug 2018: Elise Haller-Shannon

May 3rd, 2018

Plug is back for 2018 and this year it’s bigger and better than ever, with 14 concerts taking place over the 8 day festival and more than 50 composers premiering new works here at RCS. We caught up with some of the composers taking part in this year’s Plug Festival to find out more about

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Countdown to Plug 2018: Henry McPherson

May 1st, 2018

Our countdown to #RCSPlug 2018 continues and today we catch up with Masters composer Henry McPherson. Having studied on the BMus course, Henry is no stranger to Plug and has premiered several new works at this festival before, including Ūhte – an opera that was filmed and performed by students from across the conservatoire.  Henry continues

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Countdown to Plug 2018: Fergus McCreadie

April 30th, 2018

Plug is back for 2018 and this year it’s bigger and better than ever, with 14 concerts taking place over the 8 day festival and more than 50 composers premiering new works here at RCS. We caught up with some of the composers taking part in this year’s Plug Festival to find out more about

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In The Spotlight: Jonathan Chapman

April 25th, 2018

Meet Jonathan Chapman, a Masters Music student who will perform for the last time as part of the RCS Symphony Orchestra on Friday 27 April before he finishes his studies and graduates. Jonathan talks to us about how his musical horizons have been broadened from studying at the RCS and gives an insight into what

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Hannah Rarity

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

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Under the Spotlight: Ancuta Nite-Doyle

March 13th, 2018

For Ancuta Nite-Doyle (MMus Perf 2009), studying at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland was a life-changing experience. From equipping her with the tools to succeed as a performer and educator to making friends for life, the Romanian pianist looks back on her studies with great fondness. Now she and husband Quintin are using their skills,

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Graduate of the Month: Geoffrey Paterson

February 9th, 2018

Geoffrey Paterson is carving out a flourishing career as a conductor of international repute. As he returns to his alma mater to lead the RCS Symphony Orchestra in concert, the 34-year-old chats to Mark Good about his musical upbringing and life on the podium – say hello to February’s Graduate of the Month. There is

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Under the spotlight – Katherine Wiles

January 12th, 2018

  New Zealand soprano Katherine Wiles (MMus Advanced Opera) graduated from the Royal Conservatoire in 2002. She has just celebrated a decade as a full-time member of the Opera Australia Chorus, during which she has performed many principal and minor roles. Katherine recently blurred the lines between opera and musical theatre during a mammoth 287

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