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Student wins international viola competition

Student wins international viola competition

Viola student Timothy Ridout is awarded first prize at international competition
30 Oct 2014

Academy performs at the Southbank

A day of events marking the 100th anniversary of World War One
29 Oct 2014

   

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Bach Cantatas – 2nd Nov ’14

Bach Cantatas – 2nd Nov ’14

All tickets allocated, returns only

Piano Masterclass/Lecture: Andrzej Jasinski

Piano Masterclass/Lecture: Andrzej Jasinski

A lecture/masterclass on Chopin’s mazurkas

Maxim Vengerov Directs Tchaikovsky and Mozart

Maxim Vengerov Directs Tchaikovsky and Mozart

All tickets allocated, returns only

Academy at Colston Hall, Bristol

Academy at Colston Hall, Bristol

Performances by Academy students

Clarinet Masterclass: Patrick Messina

Clarinet Masterclass: Patrick Messina

Visiting Professor of Clarinet

400+: Piano Recital

400+: Piano Recital

A diverse programme by prize-winning soloists

Harp Masterclass: Erika Waardenburg

Harp Masterclass: Erika Waardenburg

Professor of harp at Utrecht and Amsterdam

Academy/Nash Ensemble Side by Side

Academy/Nash Ensemble Side by Side

Celebratory concert sees senior Academy students sit side by side with Nash Ensemble players

Vocal Masterclass: Susan Bullock

Vocal Masterclass: Susan Bullock

With the Marjorie Thomas Visiting Professor of Singing

Remembrance Sunday: Britten’s War Requiem

Remembrance Sunday: Britten’s War Requiem

Marking the 100th anniversary of World War One

Organ Recital

Organ Recital

On our new Elton John/ Ray Cooper Organ

Piano Masterclass: Pascal Devoyon

Piano Masterclass: Pascal Devoyon

International soloist, chamber musician and Broadwood Visiting Chair of Piano

Trumpet Masterclass: Reinhold Friedrich

Trumpet Masterclass: Reinhold Friedrich

Visiting Professor of Trumpet

Jorgensen Trio

Jorgensen Trio

Performing trios by Bridge and Schnittke

Academy at Colston Hall, Bristol

Academy at Colston Hall, Bristol

Performances by Academy students

Sterndale Bennett Prize

Sterndale Bennett Prize

Piano music composed between 1830 and 1860

Accordion Open Day

Accordion Open Day

A day for prospective students

CPE Bach at 300

CPE Bach at 300

With Dr Rachel Chaplin, Academy alumna and expert on CPE Bach

400+: Accordion Chamber Music

400+: Accordion Chamber Music

Students perform works for classical accordion, violin, cello and guitar.

Flute Masterclass: William Bennett

Flute Masterclass: William Bennett

With international soloist and Academy professor

Harizanos and Bartok: Collaborations for Unaccompanied Violin

Harizanos and Bartok: Collaborations for Unaccompanied Violin

The premiere performances of five preludes and fugues for unaccompanied violin by Nickos Harizanos

The Barbirolli Lectures: An Evening with Tony Palmer

The Barbirolli Lectures: An Evening with Tony Palmer

With filmmaker and director Tony Palmer

Showtime in Wartime: Family Play Day

Showtime in Wartime: Family Play Day

Discover the fun and escapist musicals soldiers liked to see when they were home on leave

Showtime in Wartime: Family Play Day

Showtime in Wartime: Family Play Day

Discover the fun and escapist musicals soldiers liked to see when they were home on leave

Conducting Open Day

Conducting Open Day

An event for prospective students

Royal Academy Opera: Puccini Double Bill

Royal Academy Opera: Puccini Double Bill

All tickets allocated, returns only

Historical Performance: Chamber Music

Historical Performance: Chamber Music

A recital of baroque chamber music from across Europe

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

Chinese New Year on the Western Front

Chinese New Year on the Western Front

With academic Studies lecturer Dr Colin Huehns

English Song Prizes

English Song Prizes

Comprising the Major van Someren-Godfery and Michael Head Prizes

Vocal Masterclass: Dennis O’Neill CBE

Vocal Masterclass: Dennis O’Neill CBE

Visiting Professor of Singing

Night Music: The Music of Arnold van Wyk

Night Music: The Music of Arnold van Wyk

South African classical music expert Professor Stephanus Muller explores the life and music of Arnold van Wyk

Academy at Ashmolean Museum

Academy at Ashmolean Museum

Side-by-Side with the Orchestra of St John’s and Orchestra of St John’s Young Performers’ Ensemble

400+: Guitar Recital

400+: Guitar Recital

Featuring music for lute or guitar by British composers of the two Elizabethan eras

Jazz Ensembles

Jazz Ensembles

Performances by students from the Jazz Department

Trombone Choir with Jorgen van Rijen

Trombone Choir with Jorgen van Rijen

Directed by Visiting Professor and principal trombonist of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Royal Academy Opera: Puccini Double Bill

Royal Academy Opera: Puccini Double Bill

All tickets allocated, returns only

Bassoon Masterclass: Robin O’Neill

Bassoon Masterclass: Robin O’Neill

Visiting Professor of Bassoon

Academy at Charlton House

Academy at Charlton House

Performances by Academy students

Academy Symphonic Brass

Academy Symphonic Brass

A programme of virtuoso transcriptions for brass

Ravel the Soldier, Debussy musicien francais

Ravel the Soldier, Debussy musicien francais

All tickets allocated, returns only

Academy Composers' Platform

Academy Composers' Platform

Original works by composition students

Royal Academy Opera: Puccini Double Bill

Royal Academy Opera: Puccini Double Bill

All tickets allocated, returns only

Academy Big Band at the EFG London Jazz Festival

Academy Big Band at the EFG London Jazz Festival

The acclaimed Academy Big Band is back at the Purcell Room on London’s South Bank for the EFG London Jazz Festival

Zildjian Day, 2014 International Tour

Zildjian Day, 2014 International Tour

Featuring performances by some of the UK’s finest Zildjian artists

Royal Academy Opera: Puccini Double Bill

Royal Academy Opera: Puccini Double Bill

All tickets allocated, returns only

Soundbox

Soundbox

Hosted by Peter Sheppard Skærved

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

First-Year String Ensemble

First-Year String Ensemble

A mixed programme to introduce the Academy’s new string students

Academy at Regent Hall

Academy at Regent Hall

Academy student ensembles

Murray Perahia directs Bach

Murray Perahia directs Bach

All tickets allocated, returns only

Carols by Candlelight

Carols by Candlelight

Celebrate Christmas with the Academy family

Junior Academy Symphony Orchestra and Sinfonia

Junior Academy Symphony Orchestra and Sinfonia

Programme includes excerpts from the Nutcracker and Romeo and Juliet Suites

Bach Cantatas – 30th Nov ’14

Bach Cantatas – 30th Nov ’14

All tickets allocated, returns only

Curtain Up!

Curtain Up!

A musical extravaganza to celebrate the Academy Musical Theatre Company's twentieth anniversary

Maxim Vengerov Directs Tchaikovsky and Mozart

Maxim Vengerov Directs Tchaikovsky and Mozart

Monday, 3 November
All tickets allocated, returns only
Academy/Nash Ensemble Side by Side

Academy/Nash Ensemble Side by Side

Thursday, 6 November
Celebratory concert sees senior Academy students sit side by side with Nash Ensemble players
The Barbirolli Lectures: An Evening with Tony Palmer

The Barbirolli Lectures: An Evening with Tony Palmer

Friday, 14 November
With filmmaker and director Tony Palmer