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Students break record for most musicians to play piano

World record attempt Credit: Paul Cliff

Sixteen students from the Royal Northern College of Music broke the world record for the most musicians to play the piano simultaneously.

The record attempt was done in aid of the College’s £3 million campaign to transform its 40-year-old Concert Hall.

16 students attempt to break world record Credit: Paul Cliff

The students performed a five minute work for 32 hands, composed by postgraduate Tom Harrold.

The students involved were Daria Bitsiuk, David Bainbridge, Yun Chen, Greta-Nike Gasser, David Gibson, Lee Jae Phang, Pui Lau, Silvia Lucas Rodriguez, Lok Pang, Ben Parker, Simon Passmore, Daniel Portal, Graham Proctor, Ho Kwong, Matthew Shervey and Chun So.


Man arrested over RNCM sex abuse investigation

Detectives investigating historical sexual abuse at Chetham’s School of Music and the Royal Northern College of Music have made an arrest. A 58-year-old man has been detained at his home in London on suspicion of indecent assault.

The offence relates to the indecent assault of a 21-year-old woman in 1994, while she was a pupil at the Royal Northern College of Music. The man remains in police custody for questioning.