Introduction to the Woodwind Department with Fraser Gordon

Introduction to the Woodwind Department with Fraser Gordon

Woodwind Department FAQs with Fraser Gordon

Woodwind Department FAQs with Fraser Gordon

Welcome to the Woodwind Department's Open Day page!

Our courses offer a wide variety of opportunities, from one-to-one masterclasses with world-class soloists to full symphony orchestra concerts. Our professors have decades of experience as internationally renowned soloists, seasoned chamber musicians and principal players in London’s top orchestras.

This year we will be hosting an in-person open day on 23 September (10am - 5pm). If you would like to attend, please sign up to confirm using the form at the bottom of this page.

You can read about the department on our main Woodwind Department page here.

To get a feel for the performance opportunities available to our woodwind student we have three performance highlights on this page, Mozart's 'Gran Partita' performed as a livestream during the 2021 summer term, a showreel featuring a variety of recorded woodwind highlights, and a performance of Umoja by Valerie Coleman performed on International Women's Day by student ensemble Sylva Winds.

You can also view as the recent rehearsal of Mahler's No 3 Final Movement with Klemperer Chair of Conducting, Semyon Bychkov.

The Symphonic Wind ensemble perform Mozart’s ‘Gran Partita’

The Symphonic Wind ensemble perform Mozart’s ‘Gran Partita’

A flute student plays in front of their peers

Meet the Woodwind Department

Meet the Woodwind Department

Woodwind Department Showreel

Woodwind Department Showreel

Semyon Bychkov conducts the Academy Symphony Chorus in the Duke's Hall

Academy Symphony Orchestra - Mahler No 3 Final Movement with Semyon Bychkov

Academy Symphony Orchestra - Mahler No 3 Final Movement with Semyon Bychkov

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