“One of the distinct pleasures of a London Sunday... the Royal Academy of Music’s monthly series of Bach cantatas”Country Life
Performance training at the Academy prepares students for an increasingly demanding and diverse professional life and encompasses chamber, symphonic and operatic repertoire, historical performance, media music of all kinds as well as musical theatre and jazz.
Performance is the essential driving force behind every aspect of Academy life, and the Academy’s termly events brochure reads like a ‘Who’s Who’ of music. In the last two years alone, Academy students have worked in concert, workshop and masterclass with high-profile international artists including:
Through External Bookings, students can gain work experience outside the Academy, learning to adopt a professional way of handling and administering paid engagements. These include concert and recital performances, often for the more senior students, and opportunities, open to everyone, to earn money playing at a variety of functions. The musical content and performance standards of such engagements are fully supervised by the professorial staff.
Yan Pascal Tortelier Hon RAM
Principal Guest Conductor, Concert Orchestra
Trevor Pinnock CBE, Hon RAM
Griller Chair of Chamber Music
Professor Thomas Brandis Hon RAM
Visiting Professor of Music
Klemperer Chair of Conducting
Director of Artistic Planning
Nicola Mutton BA, Hon ARAM