Meet our Alumni

A coloured collage of 16 past Alumni Royal College of Music students.
Be inspired by the diverse careers enjoyed by Royal College of Music alumni in the music industry and beyond.

The RCM’s Alumni community extends to more than 9,500 musicians worldwide and includes Sir Thomas Allen, Dame Sarah Connolly, Sir James Galway and Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Discover how studying at the RCM opens a world of exciting career opportunities.

Andrew Chen

Master of Music graduate 2021, professional composer and jazz pianist, former Royal Philharmonic Composer, advocate for new music and widening access.

Allan X Chen

Master of Music in Composition (MMus) graduate 2019, Elgar Memorial Prize for Composition recipient and winner of the Bowdoin International Music Festival Composition competition.

Mikel Dale

Master of Composition (MComp) graduate 2021, video game composer and BAFTA Connect member.

Harriet Eyley

Artist Diploma in Opera (ArtDip) graduate 2018, Welsh National Opera Associate Artist and RCM doctoral student.

Nicolò Foron

Master of Performance (MPerf) graduate 2021, winner of first prize at the International Conducting Competition Jeunesse Musicales, Principal Assistant Conductor of Ensemble Intercontemporain and mentee of Peter Eötvös.

Amy Gillen

Master of Performance (MPerf) 2020 graduate, winner of the Sir James Galway Rising Star Award, and in-demand performer and recording artist.

Matt Glendening

Bachelor of Music (BMus) graduate 2020, Principal Clarinet with the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, in-demand soloist and chamber musician.

Dani Howard

Bachelor of Music (BMus) graduate 2015, composer whose pieces are regularly performed internationally by major orchestras.

Claire Jones

Bachelor of Music (BMus) graduate 2007, Official Harpist to the former Prince of Wales, chart-topper and Classic FM favourite.

Sharneisha Joyner

Master of Composition (MComp) 2021 graduate, international film and video game composer.

Jolene Khor

Master of Composition (MComp) 2022 graduate, video and tabletop games composer blending east and west styles.

Matthew Koumis

Bachelor of Music (BMus) graduate 1989, piano teacher and author of over 50 books.

Romain Malan

Bachelor of Music (BMus) 2012 graduate, performer, teacher and leader of community music groups, and creator of the World Harmony Orchestra, a social enterprise supporting vulnerable people through music.

Victor Maslov

Artist Diploma in Performance graduate 2021, international prize-winner and solo performer.

Lucy Noble

Bachelor of Music (BMus) graduate, first ever Artistic Director of the Royal Albert Hall and AEG Presents, former Social Secretary and Vice-President of the RCM Students’ Union.

Shiry Rashkovsky

Artist Diploma graduate 2013, Artistic Director of Up Close and Musical, solo violist, founding member of Trio Klein, teacher at Royal Holloway and Guest Principal for several major orchestras.

Sean Riley

Artist Diploma and PhD graduate, performing across America, Europe and Asia, designer of the world’s first six-string 3D printed electric violin.

Charlotte Smith

Bachelor of Music (BMus) graduate 2002, Editor of BBC Music Magazine, arts writer and active chamber music musician.

Gabriella Teychenné

Master of Performance (MPerf) graduate 2017, busy conductor and violinist, leading and performing with major orchestras around the world.

Pablo Urbina

Master of Music in Performance (MMus) graduate 2014, horn player and conductor, semi-finalist at the Maestro Solti International Conducting Competition, Principal Conductor of Orchestra Vitae and charity ambassador.

Luke Whitlock

Master of Music in Composition (MMus) 2002 graduate, composer, orchestrator and educator, and BBC Radio 3 Producer.

Alex Wilson

Master of Performance (MPerf) graduate 2011, champion of new music and forgotten repertoire, orchestral pianist and co-founder of the music and visual arts collaboration ‘The Pierrot Project’.

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