Saturday May 18th 2019
– Doors open at 6:30pm
Winchelsea Arts is delighted to welcome musicians from the RCMJD back to St Thomas's Church for a second season. For over 90 years the RCM Junior Department has offered advanced training at the highest level to young musicians aged 8-18, nurturing its students with individually-tailored programmes of one-to-one instrument/voice/composition lessons, supported by chamber music, orchestra, choral and musicianship classes. Exceptional tuition and high profile performance opportunities give our students a valuable insight into the life of a professional musician and provides a unique opportunity for audiences across the UK to gain first-hand experience of some of the finest young musicians the RCMJD has to offer.
As well as regular concerts at the College, RCMJD students regularly appear in some of London’s most prestigious venues including the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, St James’ Piccadilly, Sadlers Wells Theatre, Westminster Abbey, The House of Lords and The Globe Theatre, together with a number of London’s Livery Halls including Saddler’s Hall and Carpenter’s Hall. RCMJD musicians have performed for RCM President, HRH The Prince of Wales at his Sandringham residence and regularly feature in national and international competitions, including the winners of the 2010, 2012 and 2014 BBC Young Musician, indeed many former students are now leading and influential figures in the music industry.
The concert will include a performance of the winning entry in the second Wincheslea Arts chamber music composition competition run in conjunction with the RCMJD.