Junior Academy News

Lesley-Ann Thomson appointed Director of Junior Academy


The Royal Academy of Music is delighted to announce that UK music education specialist Lesley-Ann Thomson will be the new Director of Junior Academy.

London Sinfonietta Commission Junior Academy Student


Junior Academy student Toby Anderson has been commissioned by the London Sinfonietta

Academy Student Becomes Best-Selling British Debut of 2018


Sheku Kanneh-Mason has become this year’s best-selling British debut artist

Six Academy Students in BBC Young Musician of the Year Finals


Three undergraduate students and three Junior Academy students have been selected for the BBC Young Musician of the Year Category Finals

Junior Academy Symphony Orchestra Appoints New Conductor


Junior Academy has appointed Thomas Blunt as its new Symphony Orchestra conductor as of January 2018

Spring 2018 Booking Now Open


We are delighted to announce our spring season of concerts, masterclasses and events at the Royal Academy of Music

Academy unveils new Finzi scholarship and bust


The Royal Academy of Music has unveiled a new specially-commissioned bust of the English composer Gerald Finzi as well as a significant new scholarship in the composer’s name

Junior Academy bassist awarded fellowship


Jude Chandler, 14, made Honorary Fellow of the Guild of Musicians

Primary Academy Director receives Lifetime Achievement Award


Krystyna Budzynska, Founder and Director of Primary Academy and former Associate Director of Junior Academy, has received a Lifetime Achievement Award in the Music Teacher Awards for Excellence, sponsored by the Incorporated Society of Musicians.

Arts Council head praises Open Academy


Academy’s ‘significant work’ towards diversity in classical music is celebrated in keynote speech

Sheku joins Decca Classics


Junior Academy cellist signs major recording deal

BBC Radio 2 Young Choristers of the Year


Junior Academy students take both male and female honours

Sheku Kanneh-Mason wins BBC Young Musician


Major triumph for Junior Academy student

Junior Academy cellist wins RPS Duet Prize


Sheku Kanneh-Mason is awarded inaugural RPS Duet Prize for Young Instrumentalists

Working with Judith Weir


Gareth Walters Composition Prize event

Junior Academy trumpeter Alexandra Ridout wins BBC Young Musician Jazz Award


Four out of five finalists were Academy students

Success at BBC Young Musician 2016 Jazz Award


Academy jazz students are four out of five finalists

Junior Academy at BBC Young Musician


Five performers with Academy connections reach category finals

Success for Junior Academy piano student


Congratulations to Junior Academy piano student Sawa Ward, who won first place in the Open Recital Class at the West London Piano Festival last weekend.

Success for Junior Academy Organists


Eleanor Carter and Tom Featherstonhaugh offered Oxbridge awards

Dave Holland becomes patron of Junior Jazz


The iconic bassist, composer and bandleader succeeds the late Kenny Wheeler

Junior Academy Cellist wins Talent Search


Sophie Kauer selected in Musicale Young Artists’ Symphony Orchestra’s Search for a Cello Soloist

Success for Junior Academy violist Lena Segal


Lena Segal, who studies viola with Jacquelyn Woods at Junior Academy, has had an eventful few weeks. On 10th February she won...

Anne Marsden Thomas MBE


The New Year’s Honours list featured several Academy alumni and staff. David Titterington, Head of Organ, has written abou...

A busy summer for Junior Academy students


Our Junior Academy students have had a busy and exciting summer.

BBC Young Musician 2014


Congratulations to Junior Academy student Sophie Westbrooke, who competes today in the final of BBC Young Musician 2014.  ...