Royal College of Music

RCM Sparks Workshop (Sep 2016)

RCM Sparks Workshop (Sep 2016)

A couple of weeks ago I got the wonderful opportunity to document my first RCM Sparks workshop through event photography. Although familiar with the Royal College of Music's innovative learning and participation programme, being there to capture the magic was a truly inspiring experience.

What makes SPARKS so amazing is that a bunch of dedicated and talented musicians work together with communities to widen participation in music. Young people from different backgrounds get connected through a performing art, under the guidance of the next generation of music educators. Everyone attending gets to make and learn about music, while those leading greatly enhance their teaching experience.

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RCM Big Band ft Dave Weckl at Festival of Percussion (Jul 2016)

RCM Big Band ft Dave Weckl at Festival of Percussion (Jul 2016)

The RCM Big Band directed by British jazz trumpeter Guy Barker and guest starring legendary drummer Dave Weckl. What a grand finale to an amazing day-long event and a truly unmissable opportunity for my life performance photography!

Hosted in the lovely Britten Theatre just opposite the Royal Albert Hall, the evening concert was a tribute to American jazz drummer Buddy Rich’s best known works. Alongside some world-class talent, young musicians from the Royal College of Music joined forces to close one of my favourite annual events in style - the Festival of Percussion. I just had to attach a photo memento of last nights's brilliant event!

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