Royal College of Music

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21/11/2022 - 23/11/2022
28/06/2022 - 29/06/2022


A number of faculty and students from the Royal College of Music will be guests of the Stauffer Center for Strings for a series of lectures and meetings: a unique opportunity to connect with the excellence of music teaching and practice offered to Stauffer Academy students.

November 21 – 24: the Stauffer Academy will host faculty members Mark Messenger (quartet and chamber music) and Isabela Villanueva (viola) for lectures open to all Stauffer students.

The Royal College of Music is one of the world’s leading conservatories, training talented musicians from all around the world for international careers as performers, conductors and composers.

Opened in 1883 by the then Prince of Wales (later Edward VII), the Royal College of Music has trained some of the most important figures in British and international musical life, including composers such as Holst, Vaughan Williams, Turnage and Britten; conductors such as Leopold Stokowski, Sir Colin Davis and Sir Roger Norrington; singers such as Dame Joan Sutherland, Sir Thomas Allen and Alfie Boe; and instrumentalists such as Sir James Galway, John Lill, Gervase de Peyer and Natalie Clein.
With 840 students from more than 55 countries, the Royal College of Music is a vibrant community of talented and open-minded musicians. Its lecturers are established, as world-renowned musicians, accustomed to working with the most talented students of each generation to unlock their artistic potential.
Its Visiting Professors include artists such as Lang Lang, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and Bernard Haitink. The Royal College of Music numerous musical ensembles – including five orchestras, two jazz bands and the RCM International Opera School – are celebrated for the vitality and excellence of their performances and are regularly invited to perform at major venues both in the UK and abroad.

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