At the Royal College of Music
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Benjamin Britten - A Life in Pictures
8. At the Royal College of Music
In 1930, Britten won a composition scholarship to the Royal College of Music in London. His examiners were John Ireland and Ralph Vaughan Williams along with the college's harmony and counterpoint teacher, S. P. Waddington. While in the city, Britten immersed himself in concerts, getting to know the music of Stravinsky, Shostakovich and Mahler.