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

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

Latest Blog

Auditions 2016

01.12.2016

Advice for everyone auditioning for studies in 2017

Upcoming Events

Jonathan Myall Piccolo Prize free

Monday, 05.02.2018 10:00, Theatre

A prize for solo piccolo, generously sponsored by Jonathan Myall

Academy Symphonic Wind free

Friday, 09.02.2018 13:05, Duke’s Hall

Keith Bragg, Head of Woodwind, presents a programme featuring new arrangements by Academy staff

Flute Masterclass with Emily Benyon free

Monday, 12.02.2018 10:00 - 13:00, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Flute masterclass with Emily Beynon

Moriarty Winds free

Tuesday, 13.02.2018 13:05, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Moriarty Winds perform a free lunchtime recital

Tritium Trio free

Thursday, 15.02.2018 13:05, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Tritium Trio perform free lunchtime recital

British Oboe free

Tuesday, 20.02.2018 13:05, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

A free lunchtime concert featuring oboe compositions by British composers

Composers’ Project: CHROMA free

Thursday, 22.02.2018 19:00, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Award-winning ensemble CHROMA return for a concert of new works by Academy postgraduate composers

Leila Bull Oboe Prize free

Friday, 23.02.2018 10:00, Henry Wood Room

A prize for solo oboe. Set repertoire to be announced

Premier Flautist Series: Rowland Sutherland

Sunday, 04.03.2018 17:00, Duke’s Hall

The British Flute Society presents a one-hour recital by Rowland Sutherland

Composers’ Project: Recorders free

Monday, 05.03.2018 19:00, Theatre

A concert of new works for recorder

Buffet Crampon Clarinet Prize free

Wednesday, 07.03.2018 09:30, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Students compete for a clarinet prize generously given by Buffet Crampon

Clarinet Masterclass with Andrew Marriner free

Friday, 16.03.2018 18:00, Henry Wood Room

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

Nicholas Blake Woodwind Ensemble Prize free

Friday, 16.03.2018 10:00, Henry Wood Room

A prize for woodwind instrumental ensembles

Oliver Knussen conducts Academy Manson Ensemble

Friday, 16.03.2018 19:30, Duke’s Hall

Tickets: £10 (concessions £8) from the Academy’s Box Office Oliver Knussen conductor Cage Five Wolpe Ch...

Nash Ensemble Side by Side: The French Connection at Wigmore Hall

Tuesday, 20.03.2018 17:30, Wigmore Hall

Academy students play side-by-side with members of the Nash Ensemble

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