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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

Graduation speech from Principal Jeffrey Sharkey

Graduation is always a highlight of the year at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. If you missed this special occasion you can watch the ceremonies here and below we have published the graduation address by Professor Jeffrey Sharkey, Principal of RCS, to the Class of 2018.  Honoured Guests, Graduates, Ladies and Gentlemen Thank you all

RCS is number 1 for graduate employment

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is number one in Scotland for graduate employability according to new figures released today (Thursday, July 5). The study, by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), reveals that 99.2% of graduates are in employment or further education on the day that Scotland’s national conservatoire – one of the world’s top

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World-leading Royal Conservatoire of Scotland unveils new partnership with top Chinese arts institution

Scotland’s national conservatoire is to forge a dynamic new relationship with one of China’s leading conservatories, creating opportunities for cross-cultural learning and teaching. With roots from 1932, the Xinghai Conservatory of Music is one of China’s leading performing arts higher education institutions. Based in Guangzhou City, Guangzhou Province, the institution delivers learning and teaching across

RCS to offer Scotland’s first specialised accommodation for performing arts students in £35m Glasgow development

Scotland’s national conservatoire is to offer new state-of-the-art accommodation designed specifically for performing arts students. The multi-million development in Dunblane Street in Glasgow’s city centre will comprise bespoke sound-proofed practice and rehearsal spaces, a cinema as well as social and living spaces where students can collaborate and learn. The new site will accommodate up to

Glasgow 2018’s cultural programme unveiled

Glasgow Meets Berlin – a gala celebration (Tuesday 7 August) The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland collaborate for the first time ever with Europe’s largest arts institution, the Universität der Künste, to perform a live-linked concert between Glasgow’s George Square and Berlin’s European Mile on Breitscheidplatz. Having lunch with

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Cycling in the spotlight at Scotland’s national conservatoire

Cycling takes centre stage at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland as students and staff celebrate receiving a Cycle Friendly Campus Award. Scotland’s national conservatoire – one of the world’s top performing arts education institutions – has been recognised by Cycling Scotland for its commitment to promoting cycling as an accessible and convenient travel choice. The

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“Arts are a human right and must be accessible to all”

– By Principal Jeffrey Sharkey   Moving from the other side of the Pond I was taken with Scotland’s appreciation and shared ownership of culture. I’ve relished the diverse audiences at the ballet, opera and concerts from pop to Proms at the Hydro and Glasgow Green. All in contrast to America where prestigious events and

Glasgow-based symposium maps the variety of routes into the creative industries and explores and celebrates diversity and identity in the Scottish Performing Arts Sector

The myriad journeys within the Scottish performing arts sector are the focus of a new symposium in Glasgow this week, which will explore and celebrate diversity and identity. The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Scottish Youth Theatre and Glasgow Life have joined forces for Where you Fae? Where we Gaun?, Celebrating and Grappling with Arts and