Since 2009, RNCM students have visited the Hall each year to perform music by leading composers such as James MacMillan, Errollyn Wallen, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Judith Weir, George Benjamin, Tansy Davies, Harrison Birtwistle and Mark-Anthony Turnage.
New music has been at the heart of Manchester’s music making since before the inception of the RNCM. The New Music Manchester group of the 1950s including Harrison Birtwistle, Peter Maxwell Davies and Alexander Goehr was one such influential group. Today, the RNCM is a thriving centre for new music of all kinds, with the breadth of sounds ever-broadening amidst technological innovations and new ideas. This Made in Manchester focus explores this diverse range of styles, demonstrated through music by staff composers at the RNCM.