Junior Academy News

Junior Academy Symphony Orchestra Appoints New Conductor

13.12.2017

Junior Academy has appointed Thomas Blunt as its new Symphony Orchestra conductor as of January 2018

Spring 2018 Booking Now Open

12.12.2017

We are delighted to announce our spring season of concerts, masterclasses and events at the Royal Academy of Music

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

Junior Academy bassist awarded fellowship

03.07.2017

Jude Chandler, 14, made Honorary Fellow of the Guild of Musicians

Primary Academy Director receives Lifetime Achievement Award

23.02.2017

Krystyna Budzynska, Founder and Director of Primary Academy and former Associate Director of Junior Academy, has received a Lifetime Achievement Award in the Music Teacher Awards for Excellence, sponsored by the Incorporated Society of Musicians.

Arts Council head praises Open Academy

13.12.2016

Academy’s ‘significant work’ towards diversity in classical music is celebrated in keynote speech

Sheku joins Decca Classics

14.11.2016

Junior Academy cellist signs major recording deal

BBC Radio 2 Young Choristers of the Year

27.10.2016

Junior Academy students take both male and female honours

Sheku Kanneh-Mason wins BBC Young Musician

16.05.2016

Major triumph for Junior Academy student

Junior Academy cellist wins RPS Duet Prize

05.05.2016

Sheku Kanneh-Mason is awarded inaugural RPS Duet Prize for Young Instrumentalists

Working with Judith Weir

04.05.2016

Gareth Walters Composition Prize event

Junior Academy trumpeter Alexandra Ridout wins BBC Young Musician Jazz Award

14.03.2016

Four out of five finalists were Academy students

Success at BBC Young Musician 2016 Jazz Award

28.01.2016

Academy jazz students are four out of five finalists

Junior Academy at BBC Young Musician

18.01.2016

Five performers with Academy connections reach category finals

Success for Junior Academy piano student

27.11.2015

Congratulations to Junior Academy piano student Sawa Ward, who won first place in the Open Recital Class at the West London Piano Festival last weekend.

Success for Junior Academy Organists

28.09.2015

Eleanor Carter and Tom Featherstonhaugh offered Oxbridge awards

Dave Holland becomes patron of Junior Jazz

17.09.2015

The iconic bassist, composer and bandleader succeeds the late Kenny Wheeler

Junior Academy Cellist wins Talent Search

26.06.2015

Sophie Kauer selected in Musicale Young Artists’ Symphony Orchestra’s Search for a Cello Soloist

Success for Junior Academy violist Lena Segal

20.02.2015

Lena Segal, who studies viola with Jacquelyn Woods at Junior Academy, has had an eventful few weeks. On 10th February she won...

Anne Marsden Thomas MBE

02.01.2015

The New Year’s Honours list featured several Academy alumni and staff. David Titterington, Head of Organ, has written abou...

A busy summer for Junior Academy students

04.09.2014

Our Junior Academy students have had a busy and exciting summer.

BBC Young Musician 2014

18.05.2014

Congratulations to Junior Academy student Sophie Westbrooke, who competes today in the final of BBC Young Musician 2014.  ...