Song Circle

Each year a small group of the Royal Academy of Music’s most accomplished performers of the song repertoire are selected to form the Academy Song Circle.

Since its inception in 2004, Song Circle has given over 50 concerts in venues including Wigmore Hall, The Austrian Cultural Forum, the Oxford Lieder Festival (all annual events), The German Embassy, the Institut français, the Chelsea Schubert Festival, Kings Place, the Bolivar Hall, the National Gallery, the Academy’s Duke’s Hall, the David Josefowitz Recital Hall, and in private houses across London and farther afield.

Valentine’s Day is celebrated each year at the Academy with a programme of English, French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish love songs; and there is an annual Schubertiade, given by candlelight and in 19th century costume, devoted to the songs of Franz Schubert. There have also been recitals dedicated to the songs of Beethoven, Brahms, Liszt, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Richard Strauss, Quilter, Warlock and Britten; and also to French, English and Russian Song.

Song Circle has made three CD recordings: ‘Songs of Spring’, ‘Songs of Seduction’ and ‘Goethe’s Girls and Mörike’s Men’.

Academy Song Circle Artistic Team

Michael Dussek, Audrey Hyland, Richard Stokes and Professor Mark Wildman

Past Song Circle performers include


James Baillieu

Mary Bevan

Angela Bic

Katie Bray

Rupert Charlesworth

Allan Clayton

Gerard Collett

Ronan Collett

Lucy Crowe

Timothy End

Marcus Farnsworth

Jennifer France

Samuel Furness

Christina Gansch

Chris Hopkins

Catherine Hopper

George Humphreys

Stuart Jackson

Gareth John

Aoife Miskelly

Clara Mouriz

Nicholas Mulroy

Ruth Jenkins

John Reid

Andri Björn Róbertsson

David Shipley

Fflur Wyn