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Royal Northern College of Music
Royal Northern College of Music Biography
With roots going back to 1893, the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) is a leading music conservatoire based in Manchester. Notable alumni include Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Stephen Hough, Sir Harrison Birtwhistle and Elgar Howarth.
- The RNCM was originally known as the Royal Manchester College of Music when it was formed in 1893 by Sir Charles Hallé.
- The college accepted 80 students in its first year open, rising to 117 by the end of the year.
- Hallé was the original principal of the college, and its royal status was conferred by Queen Victoria.
- After years of discussion, the Royal Manchester College of Music eventually merged with the Northern School of Music to for the Royal Northern College of Music in 1973.
- The current student population is around 700, with around 300 staff.
- December 2012 saw the RNCM host the James Mottram International Piano Competition in association with Classic FM.
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