Mark Knopfler – Exclusive Masterclass for Royal College of Music

Mark Knopfler – Exclusive Masterclass for Royal College of Music

Royal College of Music

One year before, on 16 april 2016 Mark Knopfler best known as the frontman of popular band Dire Straits was in the Royal College of Music for an exlusive masterclass for all students, staff and invited guest.

Mark Knopfler – Royal College of Music.

Mark who is also a musician, guitarist, songwriter, producer and film composer, gave a fascinating insight into his own approach to performance, song writing and composition, recording and guitar playing.

He was joined on the stage of the RCM’s Britten Theatre by a stellar line-up of commercial rock, pop, jazz and folk musicians, and delighted the captivated audience with a number of his own solo hits, including Sailing to Philadelphia and Going Home (Theme of the Local Hero) and many others songs hits.

Mark Knopfler – Royal College of Music.

The audience included many RCM composition students who, as part of their course, have the option to study song writing in pop music. The RCM’s composition faculty offers an eclectic range of module options, preparing students for diverse portfolio careers.

Royal College of Music Composition for Screen course in particular attracts the most talented young film composers from all around the world, with many former students now scoring the biggest movies in Hollywood and Europe.

History of Royal College of Music

RCM is one of the world’s great conservatoires, training gifted musicians from all over the world for international careers as performers, conductors and composers.

It was founded in London – 1882 by the then Prince of Wales (later Edward VII), the RCM has trained some of the most important figures in British and international music life, including composers, conductors, singers and instrumentalists such as Holst, Vaughan Williams, Turnage and Britten, Leopold Stokowski, Sir Roger Norrington, John Lill and Natalie Clein, Sir Thomas Allen and Alfie Boe and many others.

RCM has over 840 students from more than 60 countries studying at undergraduate, masters or doctoral level. RCM is a community of talented and open-minded musicians.

Professors who teach students are musicians with worldwide reputations who worked with many celebrities and now are part of RCM where they teach talented students and work on their artist potential.

Mark Knopfler – Royal College of Music.

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