Conducting News

Academy unveils new Finzi scholarship and bust

02.10.2017

The Royal Academy of Music has unveiled a new specially-commissioned bust of the English composer Gerald Finzi as well as a significant new scholarship in the composer’s name

New audition centre opens in Australia

21.08.2017

Academy opens audition centre in Australia

Academy tops conservatoire student satisfaction ranking

16.08.2017

Academy scores highest in overall student satisfaction among UK conservatoires

Tickets to our Autumn season are on sale

19.07.2017

Tickets to the Academy’s Autumn season are now on sale

June at the Academy

01.06.2017

Find out about our June highlights

RPS wins for Academy family

10.05.2017

Academy alumni and professor win RPS awards

Academy artists at the 2017 Proms

20.04.2017

Academy artists at the 2017 BBC Proms

The Principal and the EU

29.03.2017

A personal message from the Principal

Academy receives portrait of Max

10.03.2017

The Royal Academy of Music has taken possession of a portrait of composer Peter Maxwell Davies. ‘Max’, who died on 1...

John Adams joins Academy as Visiting Professor of Composition

01.02.2017

John Adams, one of the world’s leading composers, has joined the Royal Academy of Music faculty as a Visiting Professor.

Christian Thielemann joins Academy staff

07.12.2016

Eminent conductor is appointed Carl Maria von Weber Visiting Professor of Conducting

2015 graduates demonstrate success

03.08.2016

Higher Education Statistics Agency survey reports 100% in work or study

Autumn 2016 events

25.07.2016

Tickets for Autumn events are on sale now

The Royal Academy of Music strengthens links with more top performers

28.06.2016

Sir Mark Elder, Pascal Rogé and Brindley Sherratt

Academy joins BBC for Get Playing Virtual Orchestra

24.05.2016

Digital orchestra launched for amateur musicians all over UK

The Queen’s Medal for Music

20.05.2016

Academy Professor Oliver Knussen is eleventh recipient of annual award

The Principal celebrates top rating for world-class Royal Academy of Music

07.05.2016

HEFCE declares its strongest support for the Academy’s work

Philippe Herreweghe wins Bach Prize

06.05.2016

Distinguished conductor becomes eleventh winner of the award, supported by the Kohn Foundation

Susanna Mälkki joins LA Phil

07.04.2016

Conducting alumna will be Principal Guest Conductor from 2017

Jonathon Heyward appointed Hallé Assistant Conductor

06.04.2016

Academy student is ‘one of classical music's most vibrant new conducting talents’

Nominations for the Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards

01.04.2016

Congratulations to all who have been nominated for Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards.

Summer 2016 at the Academy

22.03.2016

Announcing our Summer events schedule

2016 Honours are announced

04.03.2016

Annual Honours recognise achievements in the music profession

Conducting for disabled people

17.02.2016

Head of Conducting Sian Edwards and Open Academy start collaboration with James Rose

Besançon Conductors’ Competition

21.09.2015

Academy postgraduate Jonathon Heyward wins first prize at prestigious international competition

The Evening Standard’s The 1000

18.09.2015

Congratulations to Academy alumni and professors selected as some of the 1000 most influential people in London

Christoph von Dohnányi at 85

16.06.2015

The Academy is pleased to be joining with the Philharmonia Orchestra, Southbank Centre and Puskas International to celebrate the...

BBC Proms 2015 season

24.04.2015

Many of our distinguished alumni and professors set to perform during the BBC Proms 2015 season.

Alumnus Toby Thatcher appointed Sydney Symphony Orchestra assistant conductor

10.04.2015

Recent oboe graduate appointed assistant conductor of Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

Daniel Cohen named Kapellmeister at Deutsche Oper, Berlin

24.03.2015

Young conducting alumnus continues successful career

Sir Simon Rattle and the LSO

03.03.2015

Congratulations to Academy conducting alumnus Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra

Edward Gardner joins the staff

29.09.2014

The Royal Academy of Music has announced the appointment of Edward Gardner to the new role of ‘Sir Charles Mackerras Chair...

Academy in Brazil

01.07.2014

This week six Academy students will be travelling to Brazil for the 45th Campos do Jordao festival. Luke O’Toole (flute), ...

Ton Koopman awarded Bach Prize

27.05.2014

The distinguished Dutch keyboard player and conductor Ton Koopman has been announced as the 2014 winner of the Royal Academy of Music Bach Prize, supported by the Kohn Foundation.

Sir Colin Davis and Robin Ticciati

02.05.2014

The Royal Academy of Music has announced the acquisition of a major archive of materials belonging to Sir Colin Davis, alongside...