The Royal Northern College of Music Gala Dinner took place on 16th April 2016 and it was a great honour to be invited as a special guest and to have the opportunity to speak and perform with pianist Ben Powell at the event. It was a great evening of food, drink and entertainment with performances also from; Round 3, Mortimer Quartet, RNCM Trombone Choir, Vornicu Quartet and Big Phat Phunction Band.  Key 103’s Darren Proctor was the compère for the evening and the event was all in aid of the RNCM Student Awards Fund.

The RNCM Student Awards Fund provides vital support to young musicians who show exceptional potential but lack the financial resources to undertake their studies. The RNCM student fund currently allows  £1 million a year to be awarded to young musicians studying at RNCM but requests for help total closer to £3 million  – this means there are many students whose financial needs cannot be met.  Any donations, large or small make a really difference to  supporting young talent.

To find out more about supporting RNCM Students please visit: http://www.rncm.ac.uk/support/why-the-rncm-needs-you/student-support/