Nigel Boddice MBE

We are deeply saddened to share the news that our dear colleague Nigel Boddice MBE passed away peacefully on Wednesday after a short illness. Nigel was one of our longest-serving lecturers, having been associated with RCS for 44 years. We have lost a highly respected colleague and an exceptionally talented trumpet player and conductor –

RCS pianist Ethan Loch in the grand final of BBC Young Musician 2022

A Royal Conservatoire of Scotland pianist is in the running for one of the most prestigious prizes in music. Ethan Loch is a finalist in the BBC Young Musician 2022, which broadcasts on BBC Four this Sunday at 7pm. Watch Ethan perform in Sunday’s grand final on BBC Four Ethan, who is in his first

Scottish Clarinet Festival returns to RCS with special guest Nicolas Baldeyrou

Calling all clarinettists! Concerts, classes, a competition and a special guest artist … don’t miss the return of the Scottish Clarinet Festival at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland this month. On Sunday 16 October, clarinettists of all stages can enjoy a variety of activities, from one-to-one lessons to a masterclass and concert by renowned international


Welcome Week 2022

  We caught up with our new students during Welcome Week to find out how they are settling in to life at RCS   “It feels like a real community, which is the most welcoming feeling.”     “Everyone has been extremely welcoming and I truly can’t think of a better place that you would

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland appoints first Chair in Chamber Music

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland has appointed international cellist and conductor David Watkin as its first Chair in Chamber Music. The role recognises and celebrates the importance of chamber music in the training of classical musicians at Scotland’s national conservatoire. As the inaugural Chair, Professor Watkin will play an important role in coaching chamber music,


Penny Chivas – recipient of the first RCS Sustainability Prize

  We chatted to dance artist Penny Chivas, the winner of the first Sustainability Prize at RCS. This new prize seeks to highlight excellent practices, process and outputs that have sustainability as a key concern. Penny’s submission included the dance-theatre work Burnt Out, centred upon her experience of the deadly Australian Black Summer fires of

Innovators in Residence join the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s Innovation Studio

Two creative innovators will help drive experimentation, skills development and collaboration at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Artist, cultural producer and activist Lora Krasteva and multi-reality director Leonie Rae Gasson have been appointed Innovators in Residence at Scotland’s national conservatoire, where they’ll support students, staff and alumni in the two-year pilot project, Innovation Studio. Launched