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 the following woodwind instruments:

  • 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


Tara Savile, 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


New audition centre opens in Australia


Academy opens audition centre in Australia


Auditions 2016


Advice for everyone auditioning for studies in 2017


Redefining the Flute and Guitar Duo free

13.09.2017 水曜日 18:00, Museum Piano Gallery

A lecture-recital by flautist Noémi Győri

Flute Masterclass with Emily Beynon free

20.09.2017 水曜日 10:00, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Principal Flute of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam, Emily Beynon, gives a masterclass

Woodwind Open Day free

22.09.2017 金曜日 10:00, Various venues around the Academy

This introduction to the Woodwind Department will give prospective students an opportunity to see current students in action.

Flute Masterclass with William Bennett free

27.09.2017 水曜日 14:00, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

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

Clarinet Masterclass with Robert Plane free

02.10.2017 月曜日 18:00, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Robert Plane, Principal Clarinet of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, gives a masterclass

Sainsbury Royal Academy Soloists free

06.10.2017 金曜日 13:05, Duke’s Hall

The Sainsbury Royal Academy Soloists present a programme of Schnittke and Stravinsky.

Academy Big Band

11.10.2017 水曜日 19:30, Duke’s Hall

Academy students explore the music of such legends as Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller

Semyon Bychkov conducts Mahler’s Ninth Symphony

13.10.2017 金曜日 19:30, Duke’s Hall

Semyon Bychkov conducts the Academy Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Mahler's Ninth Symphony

Radovan Vlatković directs the Academy Symphonic Wind and Horn Ensemble free

19.10.2017 木曜日 19:00, Duke’s Hall

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

J & J Brough Flute Prize free

30.10.2017 月曜日 10:00, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

A competition for flute players

Clarinet Masterclass with Andrew Marriner free

07.11.2017 火曜日 14:30, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

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

Flute Masterclass with William Bennett free

15.11.2017 水曜日 10:00, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

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

Academy Flute Ensemble free

17.11.2017 金曜日 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

17.11.2017 金曜日 14:00, York Gate 150

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

Harp Chamber Music free

21.11.2017 火曜日 13:05, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Harp and flute students perform

Retracings free

23.11.2017 木曜日 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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