Sir Elton John

Sir Elton John studied at the Royal Academy of Music during his teenage years. He has always regarded the training he received at the Academy as vitally important to the development of his career.

Sir Elton’s personal involvement, generosity and encouragement over the past few years have been inspirational and extraordinary.

Most recently, Sir Elton and fellow Academy alumnus Ray Cooper generously contributed the proceeds of two concerts to raise the funds for the Academy’s new Duke’s Hall organ. In 2009, Sir Elton and Ray started the appeal with a performance at the Royal Albert Hall in a spectacular evening of entertainment that included special guest Teddy Thompson and students from the Academy. The legendary duo reunited in 2011, raising further funds with a concert at the Royal Opera House.

The Academys’s Sir Elton John / Ray Cooper Organ was inaugurated in October 2013.

Sir Elton is also a proud supporter of scholarships at the Academy, helping deserving young musicians to receive the same inspirational start.

If you would like to find out more about how to become involved in supporting scholarships yourself, please get in touch.

‘I feel compelled to do everything that I can to assist the Academy in nurturing and developing these immensely talented young people.’
Sir Elton John