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


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

Ryan Bancroft wins 2018 Malko Competition for Young Conductors

Conducting graduate Ryan Bancroft (MMus Conducting 2015) has won the 2018 Malko Competition for Young Conductors. The 28-year-old won €20,000 and gained new mentors in Fabio Luisi and Jennifer Spencer, as well as invitations, to conduct 24 symphony orchestras from Canada, Europe and the Far East following his recent victory at the competition in Copenhagen.


“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

UK first as RCS takes top 5 spot in Complete University Guide league table

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland has climbed The Complete University Guide’s 2019 league tables – the first time an arts education institution outside London has made the top five. Scotland’s national conservatoire has jumped from seven in 2018 to two in the UK-wide rankings for specialist arts, drama and music institutions. The full table is