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National body needed to rescue music in education in Wales from crisis – report

A new national body should be created with responsibility for delivering music services across Wales, according to a report by a Welsh National Assembly committee, published on… Read more

Bad Wolf’s Natasha Hale joins RWCMD board

The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama (RWCMD) has announced the appointment of Bad Wolf and Wolf Studios Wales’ Chief Operating Officer, Natasha Hale, to its Board of Directors.

Risk of cultural void as funding cuts threaten the future of British orchestras

According to new research by the UK Musicians’ Union, 44% of the nation’s orchestral musicians say they do not earn enough to live on. The organisation represents… Read more

New Principal for Royal Welsh College

Professor Helena Gaunt has been appointed Principal of the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama (RWCMD). Currently Vice Principal and Director of Innovation at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Professor Gaunt will take up the post from Interim Principal, Professor George Caird, on 1 September 2018.

Elvis Costello and Angélique Kidjo join Festival of Voice line-up

Cardiff’s biennial Festival of Voice has revealed details of a second wave of artists and ensembles from across the spectrum of the arts, music, theatre and performance.

Anthem – Music Fund Wales launched at Motorpoint Arena Cardiff

The Welsh Government and Arts Council of Wales have announced plans for a pioneering endowment fund for music in Wales.

International artists to join RWCMD Opera School’s Circle of Presidents

The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama (RWCMD) has announced that Sir Bryn Terfel, Rebecca Evans and Sir Brian McMaster, along with Maestro Carlo Rizzi and… Read more

RWCMD postgraduate wins £10,000 Deutsche Bank Award

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (RWCMD) postgraduate viola player, Megan Jowett, has won the 25th annual Deutsche Bank Award for Creative Enterprise music prize of £10,000… Read more

Welsh National Opera to launch virtual reality experience

Welsh National Opera will launch a new, site-specific virtual reality (VR) experience, Magic Butterfly, on 14 July 2017. With reimagined scenes from The Magic Flute and Madam… Read more