Melissa Bradshaw

Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama announces summer 2019 highlights

9:14, 16th April 2019

This summer marks the start of the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama’s 70th anniversary season, celebrating the achievements of its young artists past and present along with a host of special guests throughout the year.

Highlights include:

  • RWCMD’s annual feast of new music and sound, Atmospheres, opens a summer of festivals and will host special guests Robert Plane and Rakhi Singh among ambitious new work by young RWCMD composers
  • The college welcomes back BBC Cardiff Singer of the World with special fringe events including Sing Africa, lunchtime recitals by 1995’s Singer of the World Katerina Karnéus and students of the college’s David Seligman Opera School performing in the Dora Stoutzker Hall
  • Llŷr Williams’ Pictures in Music explores some of the most visually evocative music for piano, starting with works by Debussy and Greig; and this year’s Steinway International Piano Series draws to a close with a programme filled with poetry and passion by young French soloist Cédric Tiberghien
  • Royal Welsh College conducting students direct the internationally acclaimed WNO Orchestra in the Conducting Showcase in May
  • Ian Stoutzker Prize-winning clarinetist Laura Deignan takes centre stage along with the RWCMD Symphony Orchestra in Mark-Anthony Turnage’s jazz-inspired Riffs and Refrains

For further information and full programme visit www.rwcmd.ac.uk.

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