Our first Bicentenary recordings are out today on Linn Records. The debut releases are by our Bicentenary Scholars, musicians from our prestigious postgraduate programme founded ahead of our 200-year anniversary in 2022.

The Academy has collaborated with Linn Records for the last 8 years across a range of music including discs with Trevor Pinnock and the late Oliver Knussen CBE, in addition to a Gabrieli collaboration with The Juilliard School in New York.

Cellist Yoanna Prodanova, harpist Claudia Lucia Lamanna, violinist Emily Nebel and pianist Anna Geniushene perform music by Prokofiev, Rachmaninov, Godefroid, Bach, Debussy, Janáček and many others across the four new recordings. You can listen to the Bicentenary Series releases on streaming platforms, or by downloading in high resolution from the Linn website: https://www.linnrecords.com/

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Here is a round up of some of our digital performance highlights from the past week:

Thanks to our brass students (pictured) for this storming performance of ‘Bugler's Holiday’.

Postgraduate pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason performed Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 on Saturday with musical support from her family. This outstanding performance has had over 290k views on Facebook.

Student Robert Balanas’s cover of ‘Killer Queen’ was featured on the Classic FM Instagram channel.

Also shared on the Classic FM Instagram channel was this performance of the Prélude from Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1 by student Laura Peribanez.

The Academy Christian Union prepared this remote recording of 'Beautiful Name'.

Academy student Florence Plane is joined by her parents, both Academy alumni, and neighbours to form the Cardiff Street Orchestra. Their performance of ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ has had over 100k views on Twitter.

Academy alumna Tabea Debus performed a recorder concert from her living room on Friday.

Academy teacher and harpsichordist Pawel Siwczak hosted a live stream concert from his home last week.

The Academy's flag on the front of the building

Bach: Italian Concerto - Pawel Siwczak, harpsichord (live) - To survive melancholy (4)