Royal Academy of Music

Royal Academy of Music The Royal Academy of Music moves music forward by inspiring successive generations of musicians to connect, collaborate and create. Box Office: 020 7873 7300 Academy Chimes: 020 7873 7400 Main switchboard: 020 7873 7373 The Royal Academy of Music in central London has prepared musicians for successful, versatile and resourceful careers in music since 1822.
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Mission: The Academy’s mission is to provide pre-professional, undergraduate and postgraduate musical training of the highest national and international standards. It aims to enrich musical culture through the training and education of the most talented students to the highest standards.

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Many congratulations to viola student Julie Park who has won the Sir Karl Jenkins Classical Music Award for 2020 🏆🎵The c...
22/10/2020
Violist Julie Park wins the Sir Karl Jenkins Classical Award 2020

Many congratulations to viola student Julie Park who has won the Sir Karl Jenkins Classical Music Award for 2020 🏆🎵

The competition was founded by alumnus and Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music, Sir Karl Jenkins. It is run in association with Classic FM and The Arts Club, Dover Street London.

The young violist presented stunning performances of Schumann and York Bowen at the Arts Club in London.

22/10/2020
Musical Theatre Graduates of 2020 - Letters We Haven't Written

In a world where communication is radically shifting, seven students stare bravely down the Zoom lens 🎥

Enjoy the first of 5 films from our talented Musical Theatre Company Graduates of 2020, with ‘Letters We Haven’t Written,’ written by Gwyneth Herbert and directed by Bijan Sheibani ✨

Check out the preview below, and view the full version on our website: ram.ac.uk/letters

22/10/2020
Jazz Ensembles

Tonight at 6.00pm - don't miss the chance to watch our livestream of Jazz Ensembles from our Concert Room 🎶

This concert recording will not stay on YouTube after the event, so be sure to tune in tonight to enjoy the performance!

Watch here:

To keep livestreamed performances free, we need you. Please make a gift at https://www.ram.ac.uk/give INCLUDED IN THIS PROGRAMME Bheki Mseleku (1955-2008) An...

21/10/2020

Tomorrow at 11, we will release the full version of ‘Letters We Haven’t Written’ from our Musical Theatre Company Graduates of 2020 ✨

Their voices bring Gwyneth Herbert's collection of Letter Songs alive in a new way, with stories of personal wounding, historical violence, political & human solidarity.

Check out another preview here:

20/10/2020

The finale to Mozart's Serenade in C minor, K 388, performed by the Academy Symphonic Wind ensemble last Friday 📯

Our livestreams this week include a series of chamber recitals, the first of our jazz ensemble performances and a concert of Finzi and Strauss conducted by John Wilson.

Subscribe to our YouTube channel to watch our livestreams > https://www.youtube.com/user/RoyalAcademyofMusic/

Interested in doctoral study with our Research department? Join us for our half-day Symposium and Virtual Open Day this ...
20/10/2020

Interested in doctoral study with our Research department? Join us for our half-day Symposium and Virtual Open Day this Friday, 23 October from 2-5pm ✨

Check out our detailed timetable online, which includes the chance to ask any questions you may have. Find out more and register your interest: https://bit.ly/3jfy9Zk

20/10/2020

This week, we’re excited to launch the first of five innovative new films from our Musical Theatre Company Graduates of 2020 🎥

Tune in at 11am this Thursday to enjoy ‘Letters We Haven’t Written,' written by Gwyneth Herbert and directed by Bijan Sheibani.

Here's a preview:

16/10/2020

Catch up on this fantastic concert from Independent Opera last night live from Wigmore Hall - featuring talented Academy alumna Samantha Ann Quillish ✨

15/10/2020
Academy Symphonic Wind

Join us online tomorrow at 1pm to watch the Academy Symphonic Winds perform an all Mozart programme live from our Duke's Hall.

Subscribe to our YouTube channel to stay up to date with all of our streams >

To keep livestreamed performances free, we need you. Please make a gift at https://www.ram.ac.uk/give PROGRAMME Keith Bragg – conductor Wolfgang Amadeus Moza...

We're so excited that our Open Academy event Academy Tots will be brought online this term! Join us free from 10.30am on...
14/10/2020
Academy Tots

We're so excited that our Open Academy event Academy Tots will be brought online this term!

Join us free from 10.30am on 23 October, 6 November, 20 November or 4 December for workshops with live music, musical activities, songs and stories.

Book your tickets here:

Musical workshops for children aged 2 to 4 and their parents and carers.

14/10/2020

Here's a clip of Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No 5 from our livestream earlier this month.

Still to come in our Autumn at the Academy season, our students will be performing jazz, opera scenes, chamber recitals, orchestral music and much more.

Subscribe to our YouTube channel to stay up to date and to catch up with our concerts so far > https://www.youtube.com/user/RoyalAcademyofMusic/

13/10/2020
Autumn Piano Festival: The Natural World

The 2020 Autumn Piano Festival celebrating Beethoven is well under way - head over to our YouTube channel to watch the recitals, broadcast live from the Angela Burgess Recital Hall.

Join us this evening from 6.20pm for the finale concert from the Duke's Hall of Beethoven's 'Pastoral' Piano Sonata and Nature by Tansy Davies.

To keep livestreamed performances free, we need you. Please make a gift at https://www.ram.ac.uk/give PROGRAMME Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) Piano Sonata...

12/10/2020
Autumn Piano Festival: Beethoven 250+

Join us tomorrow for our Autumn Piano Festival 🎹

Our livestreamed day of music begins at 10.30am with solo and chamber recitals from the Angela Burgess Recital Hall celebrating 250 years of Beethoven, alongside music by Prokofiev, Khachaturian, Ireland and many others.

To keep livestreamed performances free, we need you. Please make a gift at https://www.ram.ac.uk/give PROGRAMME 10.30am Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953) Cello So...

This week, our annual Autumn Piano Festival is brought online for the first time - celebrating Beethoven’s 250th anniver...
12/10/2020

This week, our annual Autumn Piano Festival is brought online for the first time - celebrating Beethoven’s 250th anniversary.

Also upcoming is a programme featuring Franck's Violin Sonata, and a lunchtime concert from Academy Symphonic Wind on Friday 🎶

Subscribe and watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/RoyalAcademyofMusic

12/10/2020
ANTHONY WHITWORTH-JONES PRESENTS: ACADEMY BAROQUE SOLOISTS DIRECTED BY LAURENCE CUMMINGS

Our neighbours at King's Cross have prepared this Bach video directed by Laurence Cummings and starring the Academy Baroque Soloists.

Watch more online concerts in their #CubittSessions digital series by visiting: https://www.kingscross.co.uk/cubitt-sessions

The Royal Academy of Music moves music forward by inspiring successive generations of musicians to connect, collaborate, and create. It is the meeting point ...

Out today on Linn Records, the Royal Academy of Music Soloists perform Józef Koffler’s arrangement of JS Bach’s Goldberg...
09/10/2020

Out today on Linn Records, the Royal Academy of Music Soloists perform Józef Koffler’s arrangement of JS Bach’s Goldberg Variations, conducted by Trevor Pinnock.

Koffler's 1938 ensemble version of Bach's famous keyboard music is arranged for flute, oboe, cor anglais, bassoon and strings.

Joining the Academy Soloists are musicians from the Glenn Gould School, part of The Royal Conservatory in Toronto.

Find out more on our website > https://www.ram.ac.uk/news/linn-records-goldberg-recording

07/10/2020
Academy Symphonic Brass

We're off to the movies on Friday with our Symphonic Brass Ensemble treating us to Eric Crees's arrangement of music from West Side Story by the late, great Leonard Bernstein 🎺

Tune in to the free Autumn at the Academy livestream from 1pm on our YouTube channel.

To keep livestreamed performances free, we need you. Please make a gift at ram.ac.uk/give PROGRAMME Aaron Copland (1900-1990) Fanfare for the Common Man Leon...

06/10/2020
Academy Big Band

Tonight - join us from 8pm to see our first jazz livestream of term with Academy Big Band!

Academy fellow and saxophone professor, jazz legend Stan Sulzmann, will present a cross-section of music from his latest projects 🎶

This is the first concert to ever be livestreamed from the Susie Sainsbury Theatre.

Watch live on YouTube here:

To keep livestreamed performances free, we need you. Please make a gift at ram.ac.uk/give PROGRAMME Tonight's programme will include: Stan Sulzmann (b 1948) ...

This week we're excited to present the first of more than 35 world premieres this term as part of our 200 pieces project...
05/10/2020

This week we're excited to present the first of more than 35 world premieres this term as part of our 200 pieces project: tonight during New Works for Organ, and Her Lullaby tomorrow 🎶

You can also join us for the return of Academy Big Band with Stan Sulzmann, works by Delius and Elgar, and a lunchtime concert from Academy Symphonic Brass led by Jeroen Berwaerts

Subscribe and set reminders for our upcoming streams here: https://www.youtube.com/user/RoyalAcademyofMusic

02/10/2020

Subscribe to our YouTube channel to watch all of our streams: https://www.youtube.com/user/RoyalAcademyofMusic

Rachel Podger - director
Laurence Cummings - harpsichord
Bernadette Johns - mezzo-soprano
Eriko Oi - flute
Academy Baroque Soloists

Zelenka - Hipocondrie à 7 concertanti in A, ZWV 187
JS Bach - Widerstehe doch der Sünde, BWV 54
Muffat - Sonata No 5 in G from Armonico tributo
JS Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No 5 in D, BWV 1050

We are delighted to bring ‘Bach the European’ back to our audiences after missing four concerts earlier in the year, including one with Laurence Cummings as director. In this programme, he appears as solo harpsichordist for Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No 5, written for Christian Ludwig, Margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt. Bach’s music is presented alongside pieces by leading contemporaries in Central Europe, Zelenka and Muffat.

Performed on historical instruments.

All performers at this event are conforming to our safety requirements of being at least 2 metres apart.

You can view full programme information on the recordings section of our website.

01/10/2020
Ametza Quartet – live from the David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Join us online at 1pm as the Ametza Quartet perform Haydn and Britten live from the David Josefowitz Recital Hall.

This performance will be available to watch for one month on the Academy website and YouTube channel.

To keep livestreamed performances free, we need you. Please make a gift at https://ram.ac.uk/give PROGRAMME Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) String Quartet in F mino...

Don't forget - the UCAS application deadline is tomorrow, 1 October at 6PMIf you missed our Virtual Open Days, you can s...
30/09/2020

Don't forget - the UCAS application deadline is tomorrow, 1 October at 6PM

If you missed our Virtual Open Days, you can still check out our hubpage to find out more about studying with us.

Best of luck to all applicants! We hope to see you in 2020 🎶

https://www.ram.ac.uk/study/open-day-home

29/09/2020
Ametza Quartet – live from the David Josefowitz Recital Hall

This Thursday, join us at 1PM to watch the Ametza Quartet perform a delightful programme of Haydn and Britten live from the Academy 🎶

Subscribe to our YouTube channel to keep up to date and follow all 60+ livestreamed concerts across this term.

To keep livestreamed performances free, we need you. Please make a gift at https://ram.ac.uk/give PROGRAMME Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) String Quartet in F mino...

It's our final Virtual Open Day - join us for sessions with our Brass, Composition, Guitar, Harp, Conducting, Musical Th...
27/09/2020

It's our final Virtual Open Day - join us for sessions with our Brass, Composition, Guitar, Harp, Conducting, Musical Theatre & Jazz departments ✨

Plus, get info on Admissions & Financial Awards, Open Academy, Artist Development and our Students' Union:

https://www.ram.ac.uk/study/open-day-home

27/09/2020
Chineke Foundation

Very proud to have seen a number of Academy and Junior Academy students perform in Britain's Got Talent last night 👏✨wishing them the best of luck!

Chineke! Junior violist Danya invites YOU to join us this Saturday at 8pm on @ITV and #STV for Britain's Got Talent @BGT!
Download the #BGT app and use your 5 free votes to get the Chineke! Juniors to the FINALS!!! 🎵🎻🎉🥳 #ChinekeJuniors

On BBC Four this Sunday evening, Lenny Henry and Suzy Klein present Black Classical Music: The Forgotten History.Look ou...
25/09/2020
BBC Four - Black Classical Music: The Forgotten History

On BBC Four this Sunday evening, Lenny Henry and Suzy Klein present Black Classical Music: The Forgotten History.

Look out for Academy violinist Braimah Kanneh-Mason who performs on the programme, accompanied by Tom Fetherstonhaugh.

Lenny Henry and Suzy Klein celebrate forgotten black classical composers and musicians.

25/09/2020
The 2021–22 Season

2021-22 will be an Academy-packed season at The Metropolitan Opera, with teachers and former students taking centre stage at the famous opera house.

Featured alumni and professors include Susanna Malkki, Allan Clayton, David Butt Philip, Jane Glover, Lucy Crowe, Christian Gerhaher, Karel mark Chichon and Iestyn Davies.

In tandem with the painful decision to cancel the entirety of the Met’s 2020–21 season, we are proud to announce ambitious artistic plans for the company’s return in the 2021–22 season. The newly announced season will open September 27, 2021, with the Met premiere of Terence Blanchard’s Fi...

25/09/2020
Clio Gould directs the Sainsbury Royal Academy Soloists – live from the Duke’s Hall

Got a free lunch break? Join us at 1PM on YouTube to watch our talented students perform in the first Autumn at the Academy livestream.

Get full programme info for the concert with Clio Gould and the Sainsbury Royal Academy Soloists on the watch link:

To keep livestreamed performances free, we need you. Please make a gift at https://www.ram.ac.uk/give PROGRAMME Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) Lachrymae, Op 48...

Thrilled to have current and former students working with the London Philharmonic Orchestra for the 2020/21 season.Acade...
24/09/2020
Students and alumni join London Philharmonic Orchestra artist mentoring schemes | Royal Academy of Music

Thrilled to have current and former students working with the London Philharmonic Orchestra for the 2020/21 season.

Academy and Junior Academy students and alumni will be taking part in the Foyle Future Firsts, LPO Young Composers and LPO Junior Artist programmes. Congratulations to those involved.

Find out more on our website >

The leading London orchestra welcomes Academy musicians across their professional development programmes

There are currently three vacancies at the Royal Academy of Music.We are looking for an Advancement Information Manager ...
24/09/2020

There are currently three vacancies at the Royal Academy of Music.

We are looking for an Advancement Information Manager to provide data management support for our philanthropic fundraising as a member of the Development team: https://www.ram.ac.uk/jobs-20-017-1-1

The Academy is also recruiting for an Accounts Assistant, responsible for Purchase Ledger and Sales Ledger work in the Accounts department: https://www.ram.ac.uk/jobs-20-017

The Junior Academy have a vacancy for an Operations Manager, to be responsible for the smooth running of the Junior Academy on a Saturday: https://www.ram.ac.uk/jobs-20-017-1

24/09/2020
Clio Gould directs the Sainsbury Royal Academy Soloists – live from the Duke’s Hall

In 24 hours we'll be launching the first event in our Autumn at the Academy livestream series on YouTube 🎶

Tune in from wherever you areto watch Clio Gould and the Sainsbury Royal Academy Soloists with soloist Julie Park present an exciting programme including Britten’s Lachrymae, the world premiere of Nuno da Rocha's Diptych, and Shostakovich transc Barshai Chamber Symphony in C minor.

Subscribe and watch here:

To keep livestreamed performances free, we need you. Please make a gift at https://www.ram.ac.uk/give PROGRAMME Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) Lachrymae, Op 48...

24/09/2020
Harp Open Day

Our Harp Department is widely considered to be one of the leading conservatoire departments in the world.

Are you a budding harpist? Join us this Sunday at 1.30PM to find out more about studying with us: https://www.ram.ac.uk/open-day-home/departments/harp

This is "Harp Open Day" by Royal Academy of Music on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

We can't wait to host our final Virtual Open Day this Sunday 27th September! Enjoy webinars from our Brass, Composition,...
23/09/2020

We can't wait to host our final Virtual Open Day this Sunday 27th September!

Enjoy webinars from our Brass, Composition, Guitar, Harp, Conducting, Musical Theatre and Jazz departments - with a livestream from the Conducting department.

Don't forget, we're also hosting webinars with information on Admissions & Financial Awards, Open Academy, Artist Development and our Students' Union - find out more and get links to the sessions here: https://www.ram.ac.uk/open-day-home/general-information

Academy Head of Piano, Joanna MacGregor, steps in to play a recital at the Wigmore Hall tomorrow at 1pm. She will be per...
23/09/2020
BBC Radio 3 - Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert, Spirit of the Dance

Academy Head of Piano, Joanna MacGregor, steps in to play a recital at the Wigmore Hall tomorrow at 1pm.

She will be performing music by Bach, Chopin, Piazzolla and alumna Eleanor Alberga.

The concert will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 and via a stream on the Wigmore Hall website: https://wigmore-hall.org.uk/whats-on/joanna-macgregor-202009241300

Live from Wigmore Hall, London, pianist Joanna MacGregor plays Bach, Chopin and Piazzolla.

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The Royal Academy of Music has been training musicians to the highest professional standards since its foundation in 1822. Its impact on musical life, both in the UK and abroad, is inestimable. The music profession is permeated at all levels with Academy alumni, including classical giants Sir Simon Rattle and Sir Harrison Birtwistle and pop stars Sir Elton John and Annie Lennox.

Every year some of the most talented young musicians from more than 50 countries come to study here, attracted by renowned teachers and a rich culture that broadens musical horizons, develops professional creativity and fosters entrepreneurial spirit. Students benefit from an ambitious calendar of concerts, operas, musical theatre shows and other events, in the run-up to which they work regularly with leading practitioners.

Ever since its inception, the Academy has been committed to transporting its musical activities from its central London home to national and international audiences. Today, students perform at leading venues and collaborate with distinguished partners in high-profile projects. In 2015 the Academy and New York’s Juilliard School joined forces in sensational concerts in Leipzig, Boston, New York and London, and in 2018 an orchestra comprising students from both the Academy and Tokyo University of the Arts performed in London, Oxford, Koriyama and Tokyo. The Academy’s recordings with Linn Records have received critical acclaim.

The Academy Museum is home to one of the world’s most significant playing collections, including instruments by Stradivari, the Amati family, Broadwood and Érard, and an impressive collection of art and photography. As well as being an integral part of Academy life, the museum can be accessed free of charge by members of the public, schools and educational groups.

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