Piano News

Bicentenary Scholarships for 2019-20 announced


Today the Royal Academy of Music announces six new recipients of the Bicentenary Scholarships for the 2019-20 academic year.

Edward Gardner named Principal Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra


Edward Gardner has today been named the next Principal Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Academy’s Head of Piano, Joanna MacGregor, awarded CBE


Head of Piano, Professor Joanna MacGregor has been awarded a CBE in recognition for her services to music in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Royal Academy of Music embarks on a major new educational partnership with the Czech Philharmonic


The Royal Academy of Music today announces an ongoing educational partnership with the acclaimed Czech Philharmonic (CP).

Royal Academy of Music at the 2019 BBC Proms


The BBC Proms has today announced its 2019 programme, featuring two Academy-focused concerts.

Fellowship Awards 2019-2020


Congratulations to all of the current students who have been awarded Fellowships to continue working at the Academy over the next academic year.

2019 Academy Honours Announced


We are delighted to announce the 2019 honours list, awarded by the Royal Academy of Music.

Alex Ross


It is with great sadness that the Academy announces the death of Alex Ross, double bass student, on 22 December 2018.

Neil Brand joins the Academy as Visiting Professor of Piano


The Royal Academy of Music is pleased to announce renowned silent film accompanist and BBC broadcaster Neil Brand as a new Visiting Professor of Piano.

Autumn 2018 Booking Now Open


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

Hugh Laurie and Imelda Staunton awarded Honorary Membership


On Wednesday 4 and Thursday 5 July 2018, we held our graduation ceremonies in St Marylebone Parish Church and the Academy’...

Academy Honours Announced


We are pleased to announce the latest Honours awarded by the Royal Academy of Music and the University of London

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

The Academy appoints four new University of London Professors


The Royal Academy of Music has appointed four Professors of Music

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 Student Achievements


Academy students win prestigious awards worldwide

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

New audition centre opens in Australia


Academy opens audition centre in Australia

Tickets to our Autumn season are on sale


Tickets to the Academy’s Autumn season are now on sale

June at the Academy


Find out about our June highlights

RPS wins for Academy family


Academy alumni and professor win RPS awards

Summer Diary available now


Find out what’s in our new Summer Diary of Events

Steven Isserlis and Bengt Forsberg become Academy Visiting Professors


Two more internationally acclaimed performers join our extensive roster

Richard Lewis/ Jean Shanks Award


Bass-baritone Richard Walshe is presented with prestigious first prize

2015 graduates demonstrate success


Higher Education Statistics Agency survey reports 100% in work or study

Autumn 2016 events


Tickets for Autumn events are on sale now

The Royal Academy of Music strengthens links with more top performers


Sir Mark Elder, Pascal Rogé and Brindley Sherratt

The Principal celebrates top rating for world-class Royal Academy of Music


HEFCE declares its strongest support for the Academy’s work

Fellowship Awards


Announcing Fellowships for current students

Nominations for the Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards


Congratulations to all who have been nominated for Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards.

Summer 2016 at the Academy


Announcing our Summer events schedule

2016 Honours are announced


Annual Honours recognise achievements in the music profession

Joanna MacGregor honoured by University of Cambridge


The Academy’s Head of Piano will be presented with Doctorate in Music, honoris causa

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

Steven Osborne joins Academy staff


Appointed as sixth Visiting Professor of Piano

Academy Pianists at Oxford Lieder


Academy piano alumni, students and professors take major roles Academy pianists took major roles in the 2015 edition of the O...

15th International Tchaikovsky Competition


Two of our Latvian alumni have been selected as finalists to compete for the coveted award in Moscow.

Success at London Music Rising Star Awards


Academy alumnae Belle Chen and Espa win awards; current students Jacob Collier and Bofan Ma are Highly Commended

Rising Star Nominees Announced


The nominees for London Music Rising Star Award have been announced today.

Academy singers and pianists shortlisted for 2015 Wigmore Hall/Kohn Foundation International Song Competition


Four Academy singers have been shortlisted for the prestigious Wigmore/Kohn Foundation International Song Competition.

Student Fellowships 2015–16


Congratulations to all of the current students who have been awarded Fellowships to continue working at the Academy over the nex...

BBC Proms 2015 season


Many of our distinguished alumni and professors set to perform during the BBC Proms 2015 season.

RPS Awards shortlist is announced


Congratulations to the many people with Academy connections who are celebrating being shortlisted for the Royal Philharmonic Society Awards 2015.

Jâms Coleman wins Webb Accompanist Prize


Presented at the Richard Lewis/Jean Shanks Award

Amandine Savary


Welcome to our newest professor of piano

Patrons’ Award: Winners’ Recital


Friday, May 23, 2014 Each year the Royal Academy of Music Patrons’ Award provides a Wigmore Hall showcase opportunity. ...

Open Academy Fellowships 2014-15


Julian West, Head of Open Academy, writes: As well as providing training in learning and participation skills for both underg...

Alumnus Jayson Gillham wins 1st Prize in Piano at MIMC


Many congratulations to London-based Australian-British pianist and alumnus Jayson Gillham who won First Prize in the Piano edit...