The Evening Standard’s The 1000

-Posted on 18.09.2015

Congratulations to Academy alumni and professors who have been picked out by The Evening Standard in their annual list of the 1000 most influential people in London.

In the Rising Stars category, jazz alumnus Kwabs has been picked out:
‘Bermondsey-raised, his early career ensures he has firmer foundations for success than many new vocalists, as a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music and member of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra.’

The Classical category featured no fewer than five Academy alumni:

Mark Wigglesworth
Music director, English National Opera
‘Installed this season as music director of ENO… His reputation for meticulous preparation will stand him in good stead in his new post.’

Thomas Gould
‘Straddling the worlds of classical and jazz, Gould is as likely to be found at Ronnie Scott’s, Latitude or the London Jazz Festival as he is at the BBC Proms.’

Lucy Crowe
‘Combining a dazzling stage presence with a gleaming lyrical soprano tone, Crowe has rapidly established herself as an international star‘

Amelia Freedman
Artistic director, Nash Ensemble
‘The word redoubtable might have been coined to describe Amelia Freedman‘

Myleene Klass
Musician and entrepreneur
‘Mumpreneur, Classic FM presenter, classically trained musician and TV astronomer, Klass is not a personality to be taken lightly.’

Professor of composition Tansy Davies was also on the list, and was described as ‘one of the most exciting and individual composers of her generation’.


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