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


Trevor Pinnock conducts Academy Chamber Orchestra

24.02.2017 金曜日 13:05, Duke’s Hall

Trevor Pinnock conducts Haydn and Mozart

Jonathan Myall Piccolo Prize free

28.02.2017 火曜日 15:30, Henry Wood Room

A prize for solo piccolo

Clarinet Masterclass with Patrick Messina free

02.03.2017 木曜日 14:30, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

International soloist and Principal Clarinet of the Orchestre National de France, Patrick Messina, gives a masterclass

Russian Wind Music free

02.03.2017 木曜日 13:05, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

A concert of Prokofiev and Sofia Gubaidulina

Flute Masterclass with Emily Beynon free

08.03.2017 水曜日 10:00, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

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

Leila Bull Oboe Prize free

10.03.2017 金曜日 10:30, Henry Wood Room

The Leila Bull Oboe Prize for solo oboe

Berio Folk Influences free

17.03.2017 金曜日 19:00, Duke’s Hall

A concert of music by Italian composer Luciano Berio

Guitar Recital: Music for Shakespeare free

17.03.2017 金曜日 19:00, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

A concert to celebrate William Shakespeare's 400th anniversary given by Academy guitarists working with vocal and woodwind students

Flute Masterclass with William Bennett free

20.03.2017 月曜日 10:30, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

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

Academy at Colston Hall

21.03.2017 火曜日 13:05, Colston Hall

Students perform Reinecke and Franck at Colston Hall

Harp Chamber Music free

23.03.2017 木曜日 13:05, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

The Harp Department collaborates with string and woodwind students

Manuel López-Gómez conducts Academy Symphony Orchestra

24.03.2017 金曜日 13:05, Duke’s Hall

Venezuelan conductor Manuel López-Gómez conducts Academy Symphony Orchestra

Nicholas Blake Ensemble Prize free

24.03.2017 金曜日 14:30, Henry Wood Room

The Nicholas Blake Ensemble Prize for woodwind instrumental ensembles

Mahler's Symphony No.2 at Royal Festival Hall

22.06.2017 木曜日 19:30, Royal Festival Hall

Semyon Bychkov conducts Academy Symphony Orchestra


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