HRH The Prince of Wales launches new Royal College of Music Award

Charlotte Smith17th May 2013
HRH The Prince of Wales launches new Royal College of Music AwardHRH The Prince of Wales speaks to President's Award winner Ruairi Glasheen (photo: Chris Christodoulou)

HRH The Prince of Wales has celebrated his 20th year as president of the Royal College of Music in London with the inauguration of a new honour. The President’s Award, which recognises a student’s outstanding work in the community, was presented for the first time on Wednesday to Ruairi Glasheen at the RCM’s Annual Awards ceremony. The Irish percussionist, who is currently completing a Masters, has been mentoring children as part of the RCM’s Sparks Juniors programme.

‘I didn’t start playing percussion until I was 17, and I think coming to it so late has been a great driving force for me in bringing musical opportunity to the community,’ said Glasheen. ‘In addition to my own creative pursuits, it has been a huge inspiration for me to work with the young people and the Royal College of Music and I am honoured to receive this recognition.’

The Prince also conferred the Fellowship of the Royal College of Music (FRCM) on five outstanding musical figures during the ceremony: singer Alfie Boe; RCM head of percussion and principal with the BBC Symphony Orchestra David Hockings; guitarist and composer Gary Ryan; flautist and conductor Jaime Martin; and Guildhall School of Music & Drama principal Barry Ife. Leading British conductor Christopher Hogwood was also presented with an Honorary Doctorate.

Watch a short film about the new RCM President’s Award below:

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