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 the following woodwind instruments:

  • 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


Tara Savile, 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


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


Auditions 2016


Advice for everyone auditioning for studies in 2017


Leila Bull Oboe Prize free

23.02.2018 金曜日 10:00, Henry Wood Room

A prize for solo oboe. Set repertoire to be announced

Premier Flautist Series: Rowland Sutherland

04.03.2018 日曜日 17:00, Duke’s Hall

The British Flute Society presents a one-hour recital by Rowland Sutherland

Composers’ Project: Recorders free

05.03.2018 月曜日 19:00, New Recital Hall

A concert of new works for recorder

Academy at Colston Hall

06.03.2018 火曜日 13:05, Colston Hall

Programme to include Suite for Oboe and Piano by Klement Slavicky

Buffet Crampon Clarinet Prize free

07.03.2018 水曜日 09:30, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Students compete for a clarinet prize generously given by Buffet Crampon

Flute Masterclass with William Bennett free

07.03.2018 水曜日 10:00, Henry Wood Room

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

Clarinet Masterclass with Andrew Marriner free

16.03.2018 金曜日 18:00, Henry Wood Room

Andrew Marriner, principal Clarinet of the London Symphony Orchestra, gives a masterclass

Nicholas Blake Woodwind Ensemble Prize free

16.03.2018 金曜日 10:00, Henry Wood Room

A prize for woodwind instrumental ensembles

Oliver Knussen conducts Academy Manson Ensemble

16.03.2018 金曜日 19:30, Duke’s Hall

Tickets: £10 (concessions £8) from the Academy’s Box Office Oliver Knussen conductor Cage Five Wolpe Ch...

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

20.03.2018 火曜日 17:30, Wigmore Hall

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


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