This week we shared accordion student Mingyuan Ruan’s performance of 29 Rue d'Astorg by Cheryl Frances-Hoad. As one of our 200 Pieces, this new work was written and performed ahead of our Bicentenary in 2022. With in-person concerts on hold we have been bringing the project online with a number of virtual performances.
Cheryl's music is a response to Dora Maar's surrealist photomontage of the same name. You can take a closer look at the artwork in this article in The Art Newspaper.
The Hill Quartet, formed at the Academy, perform an excerpt from Verklärte Nacht by Schoenberg with help from our students.
Over 18 of our harp faculty and alumni contributed to this virtual massed harp performance of the Welsh song David of the White Rock.
The Virtual Harp Ensemble
Alumnus Michael Higgins has teamed up with some of his neighbours in south-west London to create this video of Richard Strauss’s Morgen!
Morgen! (op. 27 no. 4) by Richard Strauss
In Tune is a new close harmony group formed by some of our 16/17 Musical Theatre alumni. You can watch their performance of When You Wish Upon a Star on their Instagram channel.
Students of Academy Professor of Jazz Barak Schmool will be sharing a full arrangement of Big Yellow Taxi by Joni Mitchell shortly, here is a trailer.
In this video, piano student Ignas Maknickas performs music by Chopin and Bach (arr.Busoni).
Here are some wonderful collaborative videos, with music performed by Academy pianists and animations by the London College of Communication.