RNCM New Ensemble


The New Ensemble is the contemporary music group of the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, and is directed by Clark Rundell. With the enviable resources of one of the finest music colleges in Europe, the ensemble is able to programme concerts of tremendous variety and musical integrity by drawing on the exceptional talents of senior RNCM students. The ensemble also provides unique laboratory sessions for RNCM composers, allowing them to experiment musically with performers on a regular basis.

The ensemble has made several broadcasts on BBC Radio 3 and have recorded for Metier and NMC. They shared a platform with the BBC Philharmonic in concerts in which James MacMillan conducted his own works and have participated in the RNCM’s major festivals.