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Royal Conservatoire of Scotland unveils new Gleneagles Scholar and Ensemble

It’s a partnership that takes one of the world’s leading luxury hotels back to its jazz era roots — while playing a key part in nurturing young musicians in Scotland. Five rising stars on the UK jazz scene, all students of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS), will shine in front of an international audience

Brexit Update

We are now less than six months from the date the UK formally withdraws from the EU. This remains an issue of enormous concern and uncertainty for all of us in the education and culture sectors and I appreciate the impact this has personally on current staff and students as well as prospective students currently

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Music graduate Kerem Hasan appointed Chief Conductor in Innsbruck

Kerem Hasan has been unveiled as Chief Conductor of the Tiroler Symphonieorchester, where he will take charge from the 2019/20 season. The new role will see the 26-year-old assume responsibility for symphonic concerts of the Tiroler Landestheater und Orchester GmbH Innsbruck.

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Royal Conservatoire of Scotland receives prestigious professional learning award

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland has become one of the first institutions in the country to be honoured for its pioneering work in promoting and encouraging career-long professional learning in the education sector. Scotland’s national conservatoire received a General Teaching Council for Scotland Professional Learning Award at a recent awards ceremony at the Crowne Plaza

Graduate of the Month: Kenneth Reid

Tenor Kenneth Reid has undertaken a fascinating journey on his path to being an opera performer. From Paisley to the Spanish Pyrenees and from Syria to Scotland’s national conservatoire, this was not a conventional route – but he wouldn’t change it for the world. Mark Good spoke to September’s Graduate of the Month. The support

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“Culture must have a vibrant ethos of learning at its heart”

 – By Professor Jeffrey Sharkey, Principal of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland This week (Wednesday Sept 19) the consultation closes on Scotland’s new Cultural Strategy, an approach ambitiously billed as helping create a framework through which government can ‘embed and elevate culture’s position across society’.

RCS Leverhulme Conducting Fellow awarded second place at international contest

A Royal Conservatoire of Scotland conductor has secured a podium place in a prestigious international competition. Leverhulme Conducting Fellow, Simon Proust, came second in the recent Princess Astrid International Music Competition held in Trondheim, Norway, amid a global field of competitors. The 28-year-old progressed through several rounds of competitions en route to the final, where