Research events

The Academy holds many research events each year, ranging from colloquia and seminars as part of our programmes of study to experimental workshops, lectures, lecture recitals and composer forums.

A list of recent research events 2008–2013 can be found here (PDF format)

During the Spring Term of 2015, Academy research events open to the public included:

The Barbirolli Lectures: An Evening with Ann Murray
Friday 09 January at 6.00pm, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Baroque Dance Workshop
Monday 12 January at 6.00pm, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Composers’ Project: Blossom Street
Friday 16 January at 1.00pm, Regent Hall, 275 Oxford Street, London W1C 2DJ

Henry Wood Lectures: Ryland Davies – a Celebration
Monday 19 January at 6.00pm, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Soundbox
Peter Sheppard Skaerved presents research inspired by the Academy’s collections
Tuesday 20 January at 12.30pm, Museum Piano Gallery

Soldiers and the Sound of West End Musicals 1914–18
Professor Stephen Banfield explores the world of the West End musical during the years of the First World War
Thursday 22 January at 6.00pm, Museum Piano Gallery

The Eberle Viola d’amore
World authority on the viola d’amore, Garth Knox, introduces this rare instrument from the Academy’s Collections
Wednesday 28 January at 4.oopm, Henry Wood Room

Stravinsky; Symphonies of Wind Instruments
Conductor Vladimir Jurowski leads a workshop on the original version of this masterpiece
Tuesday 27 January at 6.30pm, Duke’s Hall

Oliver Knussen conducts the Academy Manson Ensemble
In this concert Oliver Knussen, recently appointed Richard Rodney Bennett Professor of Music at the Academy, conducts a programme including his own Two Organa Op. 27 and the world premiere of a new work by Academy composition PhD student Ryan Latimer
Friday 30 January at 7.30pm, Duke’s Hall; tickets £7.50

Soundbox
Peter Sheppard Skaerved presents research inspired by the Academy’s collections
Tuesday 03 February at 12.30pm, Museum Piano Gallery

Liszt and Lafont
Peter Sheppard Skaerved and Olivia Sham explore new aspects of the relationsyhip between string playing and pianism in the time of Liszt
Tuesday 03 February at 5.00pm, Museum Piano Gallery

Henry Cowell: A Man Made of Music
Cowell authority Joel Sachs is joined by broadcaster Donald Macloed for a discussion of one of American music’s most remarkable figures
Friday 06 February at 5.00pm, Museum Piano Gallery

Songs in Space
A performance including the world premiers of three new commissions written by Open Academy Fellowship composers Gidon Fienemann, Elo Masing and Samuel Rapley
Monday 09 February at 1.05pm, Duke’s Hall

The Poet and Composer: Allies in War
Lewis Foreman explores how musical settings of poetry in the after the First World War reflected the dawning of a new reality
Tuesday 10 February at 1.05pm, Museum Piano Gallery

War Requiems: Remembering the Dead
Timothy Bowers explores three very different incarnations of the traditional Requiem by British composers: John Foulds, Arthur Bliss and Benjamin Britten
Wednesday 18 February at 1.05pm, Museum Piano Gallery

The Barbirolli Lectures: Steven Isserlis in Conversation
With Raymond Holden
Friday 20 February at 6.00pm, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Soundbox
Peter Sheppard Skaerved presents research inspired by the Academy’s collections
Tuesday 24 February at 12.30pm, Museum Piano Gallery

The Calleva Collection
An event exploring this exciting collaborative project between the Academy and the Calleva Foundation: the ongoing creation of this exciting collection of new instruments from the world’s greatest makers
Friday 27 February at 6.00pm, Duke’s Hall

Henry Wood Lectures: Notes from Both Sides of the Microphone
Jonathan Freeman-Attwood and Daniel-Ben Pienaar discuss the collaborative, creative and contextual aspects of a performer/producer artistic partnership which has resulted in award-winning recordings
Monday 02 March at 6.00pm, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Mainly New: The Music of Luke Bedford
An exploration of the music of Academy alumnus Luke Bedford
Monday 04 March at 6.00pm, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Night Watch to Nightclubs: Music on Leave in First World War London
Professor Rachel Cowgill reveals how anxiety about discipline had a strong bearing on musical provision, demonstrating how important ‘the right sort of music’ was seen to be in maintaining soldierly conduct
Thursday 05 March at 6.00pm, Museum Piano Gallery

Atar Arad’s Caprices
A performance by Atar Arad of his own virtuoso caprices for viola
Friday 06 March at 6.00pm, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Henry Wood Lectures: The Deadly Trombone
Adam Woolf and bob Hughes discuss the expressive symbolism of the sound of the trombone and sackbut in scores from the last 400 years
Monday 09 March at 6.00pm, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Soundbox
Peter Sheppard Skaerved presents research inspired by the Academy’s collections
Tuesday 10 March at 12.30pm, Museum Piano Gallery

The Barbirolli Lectures: Erich Gruenberg
The distinguished violinist discusses his long career with Raymond Holden
Friday 13 March at 6.00pm, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Original Keyboards: Artefacts or Instruments?
In this lecture-recital Olivia Sham investigates ways in which the unique qualities and foibles or historical keyboard instruments can be a source of creative inspiration for today’s performers
Wednesday 18 March at 6.00pm, Museum Piano Gallery

 

Next Event

Doctoral Symposium and Open Day

20.11.2017 14:00, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

The Academy’s doctoral programme provides a collaborative environment for musicians to share and critique working practices, and a framework for developing long-term projects that will drive distinctive careers.