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Jonathan Parkin


Jonathan graduated from RWCMD in 2015 with a BMus (Hons) Music.

It starts here... it starts at RWCMD

Across our 75th birthday year we're celebrating some of our alumni whose creative journey began here at RWCMD, as well as introducing you to a new generation of talent. Hear how our training has helped them, and how they are making a difference in their field and in their communities.

Jonathan Parkin

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‘From the moment I set foot in the building, I knew it was something special. The audition panel's genuine interest in me, both as an individual and a musician, created a welcoming atmosphere that set the tone for my entire learning experience. The course gave me quality time with my instrument, allowing me to explore all its expressive capacities.

Collaboration is central to a musician's life, whether working with composers, sound engineers, dancers, or multi-instrumentalists. The emphasis on collaboration at the Royal Welsh College has been instrumental in moving forward in my musical journey. Meeting and working alongside fantastic musicians, actors, stage managers and theatre designers created an inspiring atmosphere to study in.

The performing opportunities at College were a highlight of my time there. Performing in the Anthony Hopkins Centre and as well in the Dora Stoutzker Hall and having these amazing performing experiences is one of my favourite memories.

Since graduating from the Royal Welsh College, I moved to London for my postgrad before moving to Valencia, Spain where, ten years after graduating, I am now proud to be a professor at their conservatoire.’
Jonathan Parkin

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