The Royal Academy of Music was the first British conservatoire to introduce teaching for the classical accordion. Since its start, the Accordion Faculty has been a pioneering force in the development of new repertoire and has quickly gained a reputation for producing some of the most successful accordion players in the world. 

The Academy offers Principal Study to both undergraduate and postgraduate accordion players.

Accordion Open Day: 1st November 2016

See also:
Performance, the central driving force behind all Academy studies

Regent Scholarship Scheme



Karen Ingram, Accordion Administrator
Telephone 020 7873 7380 / email

Owen Murray

Head of Accordion: Owen Murray

Has performed as a soloist with many of the world’s leading orchestras

World premieres of major works by illustrious composers

Dedicated teacher and untiring champion of the accordion

Founder of the Academy’s pioneering classical accordion department

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Upcoming Events

Accordion Lecture-Recital free

Wednesday, 03.05.2017 14:00, Henry Wood Room

Accordion Lecture-Recital with Corrado Rojac, professor of accordion at the Giuseppe Tartini di Trieste Conservatorio di Musica

Advanced Diploma Recital: Iosif Purits free

Tuesday, 09.05.2017 13:05, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

This recital reflects a stylistic voyage: a musical journey through Scandinavia, Russia, Germany and the Americas

Accordion Masterclass with Borut Zagoranski free

Monday, 15.05.2017 17:00, Henry Wood Room

Borut Zagoranski gives a masterclass

Accordion Showcase

Friday, 19.05.2017 19:30, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Solo and chamber music works by JS Bach, Scarlatti, Piazzolla, Efrem Podgaits and Berio

Accordion Masterclass with Mie Miki free

Thursday, 22.06.2017 10:00, York Gate 150

Mie Miki gives a masterclass

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@RoyalAcadMusic • Nov 04
Owen Murray celebrates the #accordion in @thetimes letter to the editor today (£)
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Welcome to talented students here today for our #Accordion Open Day.
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Owen Murray