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Edward Gardner joins the staff

Edward Gardner joins the staff

Academy alumnus becomes ‘Sir Charles Mackerras Chair of Conducting’
29 Sep 2014

Christopher Hogwood, 1941–2014

Remembering our Consultant Visiting Professor
25 Sep 2014

   

Latest on Pinterest Latest on Pinterest - Royal Academy Opera's The Rape of Lucretia
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Latest on Pinterest Latest on Pinterest - Royal Academy Opera's Ariodante.
Latest on Pinterest Latest on Pinterest - An Open Academy group dropped into rehearsals with Edward Gardner.
Latest on Pinterest Latest on Pinterest - Sir Mark Elder with Academy Concert Orchestra – and plenty of sunshine – in the Duke’s Hall rehearsing.
Latest on Pinterest Latest on Pinterest - Royal Academy Opera’s Ariodante: King of Scotland Tristan Hambleton with production and continuo team.
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Latest on Pinterest Latest on Pinterest - Early jazz: Academy Big Band and Keith Nichols pay tribute to The Cotton Club.
Latest on Pinterest Latest on Pinterest - Oliver Knussen talks about his music with Philip Cashian, Head of Composition at the Academy.
Latest on Pinterest Latest on Pinterest - Colourful detail from rehearsals for Lou Harrison’s Percussion and Organ Concerto.
Latest on Pinterest Latest on Pinterest - Courtesy of BBC InTune and BBC Radio 3, here’s Academy violinist Kristine Balanas with Yuri Bashmet.
Latest on Pinterest Latest on Pinterest - Dave Holland works with a sextet ahead of concert in the Theatre.
Latest on Pinterest Latest on Pinterest - Symphony Orchestra rehearsing Brahms with Jac van Steen.
Latest on Pinterest Latest on Pinterest - Our double bass students had fun rehearsing composer Rubens Askenaar's new piece for orchestra.
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The Principal’s Blog

The Academy’s Principal, Professor Jonathan Freeman-Attwood, reflects on just some of the ways in which the Academy is A Step Ahead
 

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Harp Open Day

Harp Open Day

A day for prospective students

Jazz Harp Recital

Jazz Harp Recital

With Park Stickney, Visiting Professor of Jazz Harp

Music Behind Bars: First World War Internment Camps

Music Behind Bars: First World War Internment Camps

With Dr Rupert Ridgewell from the British Library and Dr Lewis Foreman

Cello Recital - Alberto Casadei

Cello Recital - Alberto Casadei

Programme includes works by Brahms and Piazzolla

Royal Academy Opera Scenes

Royal Academy Opera Scenes

Operatic scenes directed by John Ramster

Woodwind Open Day

Woodwind Open Day

A morning for prospective students

Academy at Charlton House

Academy at Charlton House

Performances by Academy students

Edward Gardner conducts Poulenc and Messiaen

Edward Gardner conducts Poulenc and Messiaen

Edward Gardner makes a welcome return to conduct twentieth-century French music

The Barbirolli Lectures: Christoph von Dohnányi and the Concert Hall

The Barbirolli Lectures: Christoph von Dohnányi and the Concert Hall

We regret to announce that Maestro von Dohnányi has had to withdraw from all events celebrating Christoph von Dohnányi @85.

Christoph von Dohnányi at 85

Christoph von Dohnányi at 85

We regret to announce that Maestro von Dohnányi has had to withdraw from all events celebrating Christoph von Dohnányi@85.

Royal Academy Opera Scenes

Royal Academy Opera Scenes

Operatic scenes directed by John Ramster

Clarinet Masterclass: Andrew Marriner

Clarinet Masterclass: Andrew Marriner

Visiting Professor of Clarinet

Jazz in Safe Hands

Jazz in Safe Hands

Commemorating a full ten years of Junior Jazz by reforming the inaugural ensemble from 2003 and presenting new talent alongside mixed ensembles of past students

Bach Cantatas – Oct ’14

Bach Cantatas – Oct ’14

Royal Academy of Music / Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata Series

Premier Flautist Series

Premier Flautist Series

Presented by the British Flute Society in association with the Academy

Violin Masterclass: Daniel Hope

Violin Masterclass: Daniel Hope

Visiting Professor of Violin

All Flutes Plus Prize

All Flutes Plus Prize

Programme of students’ own choice for flute

Flute Masterclass: Aldo Baerten

Flute Masterclass: Aldo Baerten

With Aldo Baerten, principal flute of the Royal Flemish Philharmonic

Piano Masterclass: Kathryn Stott

Piano Masterclass: Kathryn Stott

Visiting Professor of Piano

Magnard Wind Quintet and Aurora Trio

Magnard Wind Quintet and Aurora Trio

Academy chamber music fellows

Academy at Colston Hall, Bristol

Academy at Colston Hall, Bristol

Performances by Academy students

Guitar Masterclass: Fabio Zanon

Guitar Masterclass: Fabio Zanon

Visiting Professor of Guitar

From Irish Icon to Royal Instrument: John Egan’s Winged-maiden Harp

From Irish Icon to Royal Instrument: John Egan’s Winged-maiden Harp

An illustrated talk on Egan and the Academy’s rare golden harp

Pavarotti Prize

Pavarotti Prize

Contrasting pieces from mainstream operatic repertoire

Des Knaben Wunderhorn

Des Knaben Wunderhorn

Hodgson Fellow Finnegan Downie Dear presents Mahler songs

Musical Theatre Open Evening

Musical Theatre Open Evening

An evening for prospective students

Academy Big Band: The Music of Bill Holman

Academy Big Band: The Music of Bill Holman

With Gordon Campbell, professor of jazz trombone

The Barbirolli Lectures: Stephen Hough in Conversation

The Barbirolli Lectures: Stephen Hough in Conversation

With Dr Raymond Holden, The Sir John Barbirolli Reader in Music

Organ Masterclass: Lionel Rogg

Organ Masterclass: Lionel Rogg

With Lionel Rogg, Visiting Professor of Organ

Violin Masterclass: Igor Ozim

Violin Masterclass: Igor Ozim

With internationally renowned violinist, Igor Ozim

Soundbox

Soundbox

Hosted by Peter Sheppard Skærved

Viola and Piano

Viola and Piano

Including works by Bowen, Britten and Brahms

Academy at Colston Hall, Bristol

Academy at Colston Hall, Bristol

Performances by Academy students

Cello Masterclass: Colin Carr

Cello Masterclass: Colin Carr

Visiting Professor of Cello

Academy Song Circle at Oxford Lieder Festival

Academy Song Circle at Oxford Lieder Festival

Performing songs by Schubert and the composers who influenced him

Jazz Ensembles

Jazz Ensembles

Performances by students from the Jazz Department

Flute Masterclass: William Bennett

Flute Masterclass: William Bennett

With international soloist and Academy professor

Chamber Music Masterclass: Levon Chilingirian

Chamber Music Masterclass: Levon Chilingirian

With Levon Chilingirian, founding member of the Chilingirian String Quartet

400+: Hodgson Fellow Recital - Florian Mitrea

400+: Hodgson Fellow Recital - Florian Mitrea

Programme includes works by Thomas Adès, Scarlatti and Prokofiev

Historical Performance Masterclass: Kenneth Weiss

Historical Performance Masterclass: Kenneth Weiss

Professor of historical performance at the Juilliard School

Jazz Ensembles

Jazz Ensembles

Performances by students from the Jazz Department

Academy Cello Ensemble

Academy Cello Ensemble

Under direction of cello professors Josephine Knight and Felix Schmidt

Academy at Regent Hall

Academy at Regent Hall

Academy student ensembles

Academy Symphonic Wind

Academy Symphonic Wind

Conducted by Keith Bragg

Mainly New: Anders Hillborg

Mainly New: Anders Hillborg

The Academy’s Composition Department is delighted to welcome one of Sweden’s leading composers

Academy Song Circle: Richard Strauss’s Battle with Bote & Bock

Academy Song Circle: Richard Strauss’s Battle with Bote & Bock

Marking the 150th anniversary of the composer’s birth in 1864

Frühling and Mozart

Frühling and Mozart

Frühling's Trio for clarinet, cello and piano and Mozart's Piano Quartet

Academy at Colston Hall, Bristol

Academy at Colston Hall, Bristol

Performances by Academy students

Jazz Ensembles

Jazz Ensembles

Performances by students from the Jazz Department

Lilian Davies Prize

Lilian Davies Prize

Any Beethoven piano sonata or set of variations

The Construction of the Modern Grand Piano

The Construction of the Modern Grand Piano

All tickets allocated, returns only

Academy Flutes

Academy Flutes

A programme of German repertoire spanning the centuries

Musical Theatre Open Evening

Musical Theatre Open Evening

An evening for prospective students

Guitar Recital

Guitar Recital

A programme of Spanish and Latin-American music

Isabel Jay and Blyth-Buesst Operatic Prizes

Isabel Jay and Blyth-Buesst Operatic Prizes

Operatic scena or other dramatic aria of students’ own choice

Academy at Charlton House

Academy at Charlton House

Performances by Academy students

Robin Ticciati conducts Academy Symphony Orchestra

Robin Ticciati conducts Academy Symphony Orchestra

Thrilling programme of music by Schumann and Berlioz

Alumni Network Eighties Reunion

Alumni Network Eighties Reunion

Come back and see how the Academy has changed in the last 30 years!

Wilfred Parry Prize: Preliminary Round

Wilfred Parry Prize: Preliminary Round

Any complete Brahms Sonata for strings and piano

John Solomon Brass Prize

John Solomon Brass Prize

Programme of students’ own choice for solo brass

Soundbox

Soundbox

Hosted by Peter Sheppard Skærved

Academy Song Circle: Songs of War

Academy Song Circle: Songs of War

A recital featuring settings of poems about war and its effects

Academy at Colston Hall, Bristol

Academy at Colston Hall, Bristol

Performances by Academy students

Guitar Open Day

Guitar Open Day

An afternoon for prospective students

Wilfred Parry Prize: Final

Wilfred Parry Prize: Final

Any complete Brahms Sonata for strings and piano

400+: Brass Quintet

400+: Brass Quintet

Programme include works by Giles Farnaby, Anthony Payne and John McLeod

Academy Baroque Orchestra

Academy Baroque Orchestra

Laurence Cummings directs

The Ever-Elusive Erhu

The Ever-Elusive Erhu

Dr Colin Huehns explores a series of Classical historical novels and short story compilations

Edward Gardner conducts Poulenc and Messiaen

Edward Gardner conducts Poulenc and Messiaen

Friday, 3 October
Edward Gardner makes a welcome return to conduct twentieth-century French music
Bach Cantatas – Oct ’14

Bach Cantatas – Oct ’14

Sunday, 5 October
Royal Academy of Music / Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata Series
The Barbirolli Lectures: Stephen Hough in Conversation

The Barbirolli Lectures: Stephen Hough in Conversation

Friday, 10 October
With Dr Raymond Holden, The Sir John Barbirolli Reader in Music