Whatever your musical interests, we invite you to further your knowledge in a stimulating range of talks and presentations given by specialists from across the music profession.
Each term the RCM presents a regular seminar series: Music and Ideas, addressing fascinating historical and contemporary issues and often excavates the music of unjustly forgotten composers.
The RCM is also involved with a number of other special events, including the biennal International Symposium on Performance Science (ISPS) - a meeting of performers and scientists to discuss performance and the skills which underpin it.
Music and Ideas: What do excellence and inclusion really mean?
6:15pm | 21 September 2017
Dr Jennie Henley and Professor Lee Higgins explore the notions of excellence and inclusion within music programmes in community and social contexts.
Anne Boleyn's Music Book
2:00pm | 24 September 2017
Join us as we celebrate a treasure from the RCM's collection and one of the most significant manuscripts of early 16th-century music in Britain: Anne Boleyn’s Music Book.
Music and Ideas: Hélène de Montgeroult
6:15pm | 28 September 2017
In this lecture recital RCM keyboard professor Edna Stern examines Montgeroult’s music and her influence on the next generation of composers.
Music and Ideas: Music, Art, Poetry
6:15pm | 26 October 2017
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall
Join Simon Holt and other guests to explore aspects of his piano music and his settings of Emily Dickinson’s poetry.
Music and Ideas: Developing repertoire for new instruments
6:15pm | 23 November 2017
RCM professor Jonathan Pitkin is joined by pianist Kate Ryder and engineer Andrew MacPherson to present a new work for The Magnetic Resonator Piano, a new electronically augmented instrument which opens up new creative possibilities.