I find it increasingly difficult to talk about this area as the impact of this current culture seems to have a stifling impact on student confidence and self belief.
Having said that one area which keeps producing and celebrating outstanding skills and positivity is music and yet again the RNCM have demonstrated this amply.
They presented the Bernstein Mass in the Bridgwater Hall to a large appreciative audience. Those who know this work will appreciate how complex a range of styles and approaches are needed to make the work intelligible. The result was a triumph with its hair raising final chloral ending. Restores faith and a much needed boost for my confidence in the future.
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