Royal Academy of Music Doctoral Symposium and Open Day

Join us this Friday, October 23 from 2- 5PM for a series of presentations. Use the contact form below or here to request a link to the sessions. The Doctoral Programme provides a collaborative environment for musicians to share and critique working practices, and a framework for developing long-term projects that will drive distinctive careers. It also offers a research and development engine for the Academy’s taught programmes.

This event showcases a small selection of current and recently completed projects, encompassing aspects of artistry and professional development, engagement with tradition and exploration of creative processes. The symposium will begin with an introduction to the programme and concludes with an open discussion.


2.00-2.15 Brief Introduction to the Doctorate (Neil Heyde and Sarah Callis)

2.15-2.45 Christine Zerafa The Pianist as a Duo Partner: Understanding our Role in Musical Collaboration

2.45-3.15 Olwen Foulkes The Performance practices of recorder players associated with the London theatre scene 1670-1730

3.15-3.30 Performance

3.30-3.45 Break

3.45-4.15 Umberto Laureti The role of Busoni during the Italian instrumental renaissance of the early 20th century: distilling a sound at the piano

4.15-4.45 Keting Sun Music of Eastern Thought: Composing on Notions of Eastern Philosophy

4.45-5.15 Discussion Forum

You can read about the department on our main Research Department webpage.

Use the form below to request your link to attend: