Obituaries, Marriages & Births

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Jane Hawkins, November 27th 2017 aged 67
Studied piano and cello 1969-72.

Paul Buckmaster, November 7th 2017 aged 71
Studied cello with Vivian Joseph 1963-67.
Grammy Award-winning arranger, composer and conductor.

John Pyatt, September 15th 2017 aged 66
Studied organ with Arnold Richardson 1969-1972.

Sir John Manduell FRAM, October 25th 2017 aged 89
Studied composition with Lennox Berkeley 1954-57.
Former Principals of the Royal Northern College of Music.

Pauline Stuart, August 30th 2017 aged 92
Taught in the Drama Department of the RAM from 1952 until it was closed in 1962, and subsequently was Opera Producer and Professor of Dramatic Training for the Opera Course, during the 1960s. 

Jeremy Dale-Roberts, July 11th 2017 aged 83
Studied composition with William Alwyn and Peter Latham 1952-59

Sylvia Wallington, September 25th 2017 aged 57
Studied violin with Emanuel Hurwitz 1977-81

Graham Nash, September 2017 aged 65
Studied Flute and Conducting 1970-74
Former music director of London City Ballet.

Juan Carlos Cadenas, August 2017 aged 50
Studied cello with Douglas Cummings 1986-88

Jess Jameson, July 2017 aged 89
Studied piano with Claude Pollard 1945-48

Kevin Potton, 2nd July 2017 aged 53
Studied singing with Patricia Clark 1985-89

Roy Teed, 17th June 2017 aged 89
Studied composition with Lennox Berkeley 1949-53
Former member of RAM staff (1966-92)

Kyla Greenbaum, 16th June 2017 aged 95
Studied piano with Percy Waller (class of 1942)
Renowned concert pianist. Obituary in The Times.

(Audrey) Bettina Houlder, 14th May 2017 aged 89
Studied piano with Max Pirani.

Sheila Hawkins (nee Spencer), 24th April 2017
Studied viola - class of 1950.

Keith Harvey, 28th April aged 79
Studied cello with Douglas Cameron in the 1950s
Former member of the Gabrieli String Quartet

Dorothea Thomas (nee Bostock), 18th April 2017 aged 100
Studied piano with John Pauer 1934-40
[until her death - four days after her 100th birthday - Dorothea was the Academy's oldest living alumna]. Obituary

Gordon Langford, 18th April aged 86
Studied composition with Norman Demuth 1947-50

Nona Liddell, 18th April aged 89
Studied with Paul Beard 1943-47
Founder member and leader of the London Sinfonietta from 1970 to 1994

Robert Aldwinckle, 20th March aged 71
Studied Harpsichord with Geraint Jones

Jeremy Gott, April 2017 aged 87
Studied piano with Claude Pollard 1946-49

David Angel, 10th April 2017 aged 62
Studied violin with Frederick Grinke 1971-75
Member of the Maggini String Quartet

Albert Eskinazi, 11th February 2017 aged 92
Studied bassoon with Richard Newton 1950-51

Blanche Mundlak, February 2017 aged 92
Studied violin - Class of 1949

Christine Burden (nee Waple), 1st March 2017 aged 84
Studied organ with C H Trevor 1953-57

Peter Uppard, 31st January 2017 aged 73
Studied piano with Gordon Green and Frederick Jackson 1962-69 and former RAM piano professor

Roger Williams, January 2017 aged 62
Studied trombone with Harold Nash 1973-77