Hire RCM musicians


The Royal College of Music offers the opportunity to hire RCM musicians for your event.

RCM musicians are available for performances and background music at corporate functions, ceremonies, private parties and events. A wide range of soloists and ensembles are available and bookings are tailored to suit individual requirements. A high emphasis is placed on the musicians’ presentation, professionalism and appropriate programming. We also engage musicians for freelance orchestral work, recording sessions and provide accompanists, composers and arrangers.

For further information, please contact Ellie McAllister engagements@rcm.ac.uk | 020 7591 4845. Fees are negotiated according to requirements of each particular event. The RCM is in line with current industry rates.

Soloists and ensembles available for hire include the following:

  • Solo classical pianist
  • String duo, trio and quartet
  • Cello duo
  • Solo harp, harp duo, harp quartet
  • Harp and flute/violin/cello
  • Wind trio and quintet
  • Solo guitar, guitar duo, guitar and flute/violin
  • Saxophone quartet
  • Trombone quartet
  • Brass quintet / dectet
  • Vocal soloist and quartet / octet
  • Solo jazz pianist (with own keyboard)
  • Jazz duo – keyboard and double bass/saxophone/trumpet, guitar duo
  • Jazz trio – keyboard, double bass and saxophone/trumpet, OR keyboard, double bass and drum kit (or Cajón box drum)
  • Jazz quartet – keyboard, double bass, drum kit and saxophone/trumpet
  • Jazz quintet – keyboard, double bass, drum kit, saxophone/trumpet and voice (with PA hire)
  • Solo marimba, marimba duo
  • Folk ensemble – combinations of singer, flute, guitar, viola and bodhran drum
  • Function band, solo voice and guitar
  • Solo lute, lute and countertenor duo
  • Recorder quartet, Baroque violin and cello duo
  • Fanfare trumpets

Please note that due to the current pandemic our services to hire musicians are temporarily closed until further notice.

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