#RAMplaysON - Update 5

-Posted on 01.05.2020

Our #RAMplaysON campaign continues, with students performing Mahler, Rachmaninoff and Stevie Wonder this week. You can view a selection of the remote concerts below and submit a performance by tagging #RAMplaysON on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

BBC Young Musician begins on Sunday evening, featuring current, future and Junior Academy students participating. Good luck to everyone, you can find a full list of competitors on the BBC Young Musician website

This week our Artist Development team interviewed cellist, performer and composer Zoë Martlew. She explained what the Coronavirus closures mean for her and spoke about taking time out:

‘We all need to allow times of withdrawal, reflection and recalibration in order to hone our art, our skill and our connection to ourselves.’

You can read the full interview with Zoë in the alumni blog our website

We were delighted to share another live stream from the Kanneh-Mason family this week. Here is a performance of some Klezmer and Rachmaninoff.

The Audentia Virtual Ensemble, made up of over 100 musicians and many Academy students, recorded Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 ‘Symphony of a Thousand’.

Academy Musical Theatre department teacher Sam Kenyon performed as part of the Signal Online New Musical Theatre live stream, a project that encourages musical theatre writers to share new songs with colleagues around the world.

Academy student Will Thomas and friends have posted their uplifting cover of 'Don’t You Worry ‘bout a Thing' by Stevie Wonder.

Watch alumnus Alexander Casson perform his four-part violin arrangement of Lord of the Rings theme 'Concerning Hobbits'. 

Congratulations to cello student Margarita Balanas who has been featured in Classic FM’s ‘At-Home Sessions’ series.


A post shared by Classic FM (@classicfm) on

Academy alumni Bonaventura Bottone and Jennifer Dakin have been entertaining their neighbours with impromptu opera renditions.

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