Royal Conservatoire of Scotland appoints Nicola Benedetti as Honorary President and Bridget McConnell as an Honorary Vice President

Violinist, educator and global champion of the arts Nicola Benedetti CBE has been appointed Honorary President of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS). She joins an esteemed company of Honorary Presidents of the institution which has included Lord Kelvin, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Dame Janet Baker, Sir Alexander Gibson, Dame Judi Dench and, most recently, Sir


RCS music campaign and lecturers in final of higher education awards

A campaign to end instrumental tuition fees in Scotland’s schools and share the transformative power of music has been recognised for a top education award. The Music for Scotland initiative between the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the Music Education Partnership Group is a finalist in the Widening Access category in this year’s Herald Higher

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland ranked in world top 5 for performing arts education

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS) is ranked one of the world’s top five destinations to study the performing arts, in prestigious global rankings published today (Wednesday 6 April). Scotland’s national conservatoire – which celebrates its 175th anniversary this year – is ranked number five for performing arts in the QS World University Rankings by


RCS Principal Jeffrey Sharkey honoured as Royal Society of Edinburgh Fellow

The Principal of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland joins leading artistic and academic minds who have been named today (March 22) as Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE). Professor Sharkey is one of 80 new Fellows elected to join the RSE from across the sciences, arts, education, business, and public life. He joins


RCS celebrates 175 years with special anniversary collection

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS) is marking its 175th anniversary in style … with the launch of a commemorative collection for its milestone year. From a fascinating new book and bespoke tartan to stunning limited-edition prints, the special anniversary keepsakes – available from the RCS Shop – celebrate 175 years of excellence in performing

Multi-instrumentalist Mike Vass named first Associate Artist in Traditional Music

  A creative force on the Scottish music scene will help nurture the next generation of traditional musicians in a new artistic role at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Mike Vass, multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer and arranger, is the first Associate Artist in Traditional Music at Scotland’s national conservatoire, where he’ll mentor young musicians on the