Located in the heart of London’s South Kensington the Royal College of Music is a world-leading music conservatoire with a prestigious history, contemporary outlook and inspiring location. The RCM trains gifted musicians from all over the world for international careers as performers, conductors, composers and other significant leadership roles within the arts.
With around 800 students from more than 60 countries studying at undergraduate, masters or doctoral level, the RCM is a community of talented and open-minded musicians. Since the RCM was founded in 1882, students leave to become the outstanding performers, conductors and composers of the future. RCM professors are leaders in their fields and further enhancing the inspiring offer to students, each year the RCM is proud to welcome renowned musicians such as Vladimir Ashkenazy, Pinchas Zuckerman, Kiri te Kanawa and many others.
The RCM has trained some of the most important figures in British and international music life, including: Gustav Holst, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Benjamin Britten, Leopold Stokowski, Sir Colin Davis, Sir Roger Norrington, Dame Joan Sutherland, Sir Thomas Allen, Sarah Walker, Alfie Boe, Liz Watts, Sarah Connolly, Sophie Bevan, James Galway, John Lill, Julian Lloyd Webber and Natalie Clein.