Woodwind

The Woodwind Faculty has trained some of the finest orchestral players in the UK. Through a programme of hugely varied opportunities – from one-to-one lessons with world renowned soloists to full symphony orchestra concerts – the department provides a thorough and rigorous experience to fully equip students with the essential skills to enter the music profession.

The Academy offers Principal Study on:

  • Bassoon
  • Clarinet
  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • Saxophone

Woodwind: Your Experience

For study on recorder, please see Historical Performance

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

 
Contact

Murray Richmond, Department Administrator
Telephone 020 7873 7320 / email woodwind@ram.ac.uk

Keith Bragg

Head of Woodwind: Keith Bragg

Principal Piccolo of the Philharmonia Orchestra

Head of Woodwind at the Royal Academy of Music since 2002

Has played for all the leading orchestras in the UK

Latest 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

Latest Blog

Auditions 2016

01.12.2016

Advice for everyone auditioning for studies in 2017

Upcoming Events

Radovan Vlatković directs the Academy Symphonic Wind and Horn Ensemble free

Thursday, 19.10.2017 19:00, Duke’s Hall

Eminent Croatian horn soloist Radovan Vlatković directs Academy woodwind and horn students

J & J Brough Flute Prize free

Monday, 30.10.2017 10:00, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

A competition for flute players

Clarinet Masterclass with Andrew Marriner free

Tuesday, 07.11.2017 14:30, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Andrew Marriner, principal Clarinet of the London Symphony Orchestra, gives a masterclass

Wind Quintet

Tuesday, 14.11.2017 13:05, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Woodwind students perform Nielsen, Ligeti and Barber

Flute Masterclass with William Bennett free

Wednesday, 15.11.2017 10:00, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

International soloist and Academy professor, William Bennett, gives a flute masterclass

Academy Flute Ensemble free

Friday, 17.11.2017 19:00, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Kate Hill conducts Academy flute students in a programme of original works and arrangements.

Bassoon Masterclass with Jonathan Davies free

Friday, 17.11.2017 14:00, York Gate 150

Principal Bassoonist of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Jonathan Davies, gives a masterclass

Harp Chamber Music free

Tuesday, 21.11.2017 13:05, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Harp and flute students perform

Retracings free

Thursday, 23.11.2017 13:05, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Tickets: Free, no tickets required Programme: Carter Retracing II, III, IV and V John Woolrich Favola in Musica II Lassus ...

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