The Woodwind Faculty has trained some of the finest orchestral players in the UK. Through a programme of hugely varied opportunities – from one-to-one lessons with world renowned soloists to full symphony orchestra concerts – the department provides a thorough and rigorous experience to fully equip students with the essential skills to enter the music profession.

The Academy offers Principal Study on:

  • Bassoon
  • Clarinet
  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • Saxophone

Woodwind: Your Experience

For study on recorder, please see Historical Performance

See also:
Performance, the central driving force behind all Academy studies
Regent Scholarship Scheme


Alice Kelley, Department Administrator
Telephone 020 7873 7320 / email woodwind@ram.ac.uk

Keith Bragg

Head of Woodwind: Keith Bragg

Principal Piccolo of the Philharmonia Orchestra

Head of Woodwind at the Royal Academy of Music since 2002

Has played for all the leading orchestras in the UK

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Upcoming Events

Nash Ensemble Side by Side: The French Connection at Wigmore Hall

Tuesday, 20.03.2018 17:30, Wigmore Hall

Academy students play side-by-side with members of the Nash Ensemble

Wind Chamber Music free

Tuesday, 17.04.2018 13:05, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Academy students perform wind chamber music

Buffet Crampon Prize Winner’s Recital free

Friday, 20.04.2018 19:00, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

A recital given by the winner of the 2017 Buffet Crampon Clarinet Prize, Charlie Dale-Harris

Flute Masterclass with William Bennett free

Friday, 20.04.2018 10:00, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

International soloist and Academy professor, William Bennett, gives a flute masterclass

Bassoon Masterclass with Jonathan Davies free

Monday, 23.04.2018 14:00, Henry Wood Room

Principal Bassoonist of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Jonathan Davies, gives a masterclass

Flute Masterclass with Denis Bouriakov free

Thursday, 03.05.2018 18:30, Duke’s Hall

Denis Bouriakov, Academy alumnus, international soloist and Principal Flute of the Los Angeles Philharmonic gives a masterclass

Flute Recital

Thursday, 03.05.2018 19:30, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Tickets: £10 (concessions £8) from the Academy’s Box Office Denis Bouriakov flute Seungwon Lee piano Othe...

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