Promising side-by-side initiatives, invaluable work with students and incredible performances, the Royal Northern College of Music have unveiled an illustrious group of new artists-in-residence as part of their 50th-anniversary celebrations.

Manchester Collective

Performing three pieces – WEATHER, Places We Know and BAG OF BONES – between September 2022 and February 2023, Manchester Collective is a ‘new kind of arts organisation’ built for the modernity and diversity of today’s musical world. In addition to the shows, their residence at RNCM includes a Professional Experience Scheme, open to applications for college violinists.

Sally Beamish

Joining RNCM for a celebration of her life and music as the subject of the In Focus festival this October, award-winning composer and alumna Sally Beamish discusses her career so far, the history of her decorated, genre-crossing oeuvre and her future work, before leading a performance by the RNCM Brand New Orchestra.

Elias String Quartet

Formed at the RNCM in 1998 and now reputed to be ‘one of the most intense and vibrant quartets of their generation’, the Elias String Quartet play at RNCM on Mon 21 Nov with a performance featuring the work of Haydn, Beethoven and Sally Beamish.

Stephen Hough

Arguably the most important and distinctive pianist of his generation, the first classical performer to win the prestigious Macarthur Fellowship and currently RNCM International Chair in Piano, Stephen Hough returns to his alma mater on Tue 6 Dec with an exploration of his works for voice and piano with students from the RNCM School of Vocal Studies and Opera.

George Lewis

Known internationally as a pioneer of computer-driven, interactive compositions, George Lewis’ residency until November 2022 entails a collaboration with PRiSM, the RNCM Centre for Practice and Research in Science and Music, to develop an enhanced version of the Voyager system, a pivotal automated musical improvisation programme.

Mon 22 Aug, RNCM Theatre,
124 Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9RD
Wolf McFarlane
Published on:
Tue 30 Aug 2022