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


Innovation Studio announces first round of funding awardees

Since launching in March this year, Innovation Studio has sparked fascinating projects and ideas within the community at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. It has also highlighted the depth and breadth of work being done towards developing sustainable practices, building communities, and addressing existing challenges across the creative industries. The Studio is supported by the


Global opera star Karen Cargill and RCS students celebrate the work of Robert Burns and Beethoven in special filmed performance at Drumlanrig Castle

On the anniversary of the first Burns supper – held on 21 July 1801, five years after poet Robert Burns’ death – the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland shares a special filmed performance that celebrates the work of Scotland’s beloved Bard and Beethoven. Beethoven, Burns and the Folksong, captured at Drumlanrig Castle in Dumfries and Galloway,