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


Academy success at John Fussell Trust Award


Bassoonist Angharad Elin Thomas is winner; trumpeter also Jason Lewis also amongst finalists


Auditions 2016


Advice for everyone auditioning for studies in 2017


Flute Masterclass with William Bennett free

02.05.2017 火曜日 14:00, Henry Wood Room

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

Bassoon Masterclass with Jonathan Davies free

17.05.2017 水曜日 10:00, Henry Wood Room

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

Clarinet Masterclass with Andrew Marriner free

19.05.2017 金曜日 14:00, Henry Wood Room

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

Royal Academy of Music Patrons’ Award Winners’ Recital

29.05.2017 月曜日 19:30, Wigmore Hall

Joint winners, Silvija Ščerbavičiūtė and violinist Luke Hsu perform repertoire at a highly coveted Wigmore recital

Stockhausen’s Harlekin free

13.06.2017 火曜日 21:00, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

An evening of Stockhausen’s theatrical work for solo clarinet

Flute Ensemble free

21.06.2017 水曜日 19:00, Henry Wood Room

Kate Hill conducts Academy flute students

Mahler's Symphony no.2 at Royal Festival Hall

22.06.2017 木曜日 19:30, Royal Festival Hall

Semyon Bychkov, conducts Mahler’s kaleidoscopic reflection on life, redemption and resurrection

Academy Bassoon Ensemble free

03.07.2017 月曜日 19:00, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

John Orford conducts a varied programme of original pieces and arrangements


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