#RAMplaysON

-Posted on 27.03.2020

The global COVID-19 pandemic has presented us all with unprecedented challenges. But although the Academy building may be closed, the music has not stopped, and its role is more crucial now than ever before.

Through these testing times, we have been thrilled to see that the Academy’s students, staff, alumni and friends have been busy with digital projects, from creating free education resources to performing living room concerts and solo recitals.

Our aim is to share all the brilliant and innovative work that the Academy community is pursuing over the coming weeks.

Inspired by what we have seen, we will be sharing a number of these events across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. If you would like us to feature your event, simply tag us with #RAMplaysON.

Here is some content that is already available online:

  • George Fu and alumna Freya Waley-Cohen have launched Living Room Live – A collaborative hub for musicians to share live performances from their living rooms.
  • Junior Academy teacher Michael Posner and alumna Julia Desbruslais have created delightful virtual content as part of London Mozart Players’ ‘Family Fridays’, keeping young ones entertained. 
  • Visiting Professor of Violin Daniel Hope has launched 'Hope at Home' - daily livestream concerts from his living room with special guests.

Over the next week, there is a range of digital content on offer from our community including:

  • International Piano Day livestream performances on YouTube and Facebook from HonRAM Evgeny Kissin and alumnus Kit Armstrong.
  • Bavarian State Opera stream of Parsifal featuring Visiting Professor of Singing Christian Gerharer.
  • London Mozart Players’ 'Chamber Tuesdays' featuring Junior Academy teacher Gemma Sharples and The Gildas Quartet.
  • Visiting Professor of Violin Daniel Hope will also continue to perform his 'Hope at Home' concerts every evening at 6PM.

We will also have some new content to share with you including student livestreams, as well as previously unreleased footage from our most popular past events on the Academy’s YouTube channel.

Next week, you will be able to watch John Wilson conducting the Academy Symphony Orchestra, and the week after, Trevor Pinnock conducting the Academy Chamber Orchestra for the Finale of Mozart’s Symphony No 41 in C, K 551, ‘Jupiter.’

#RAMPlaysON

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