Bringing the Academy to you - browse through our videos to get an insight into Academy life both on stage and behind the scenes. Watch the Principal’s Welcome Message, follow students as they talk about the complete range of activities here, catch selected events streamed live from the Duke’s Hall, and listen again to past performances.

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Laberinto | Music by Arturo Cardelús

Royal Academy of Music MT Choir. Alfonso Casado, Music Director.

'Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles' is an animated film produced by Manuel Cristóbal and José M. Fernández de Vega, and directed by Salvador Simó.

Music by Arturo Cardelús.

Happy Christmas from the Royal Academy of Music

We look back at a successful 2016 and look forward to sharing more music with you in 2017.

Why the Royal Academy of Music?

We asked students who are currently on the intensive One Year MA in Musical Theatre Performance to tell us why they chose the Royal Academy of Music.

Royal Academy Opera’s Figaro – the wrap-up

Royal Academy Opera students reflect on their experience of performing Le nozze di Figaro at Hackney Empire in Autumn 2015.

Junior Academy

An introduction to Junior Academy at the Royal Academy of Music in London – for talented and committed young musicians from all backgrounds who want to be inspired and challenged in their music-making.

Composition postgraduate Liam Mattison with Crouch End Festival Chorus

We follow postgraduate composition student Liam Mattison as he creates a new large-scale choral work as part of his studies at the Academy.

Oliver Knussen at the Royal Academy of Music

An interview with the Academy’s Richard Rodney Bennett Professor of Music.

Scholarships: an introduction for students

Scholarships for Academy students are based on merit. Countless alumni have been helped by scholarships, and we are determined to help the next generation of musicians to follow in their footsteps.

The majority of our students receive financial help of one kind or another – so, please, do not be deterred if you think you might not qualify.

Introduction in Japanese


An introduction in Japanese for musicians who are considering study at the Royal Academy of Music in London.

Steven Isserlis at the Academy

A short interview with the celebrated cellist

Colin Currie at the Academy

The Academy’s Professor of Solo Repertoire and Concerti takes a break during Steve Reich rehearsals to talk about his work here

Hiring Academy student performers

A few short examples of student performances for your event bookings.

Edward Gardner talks about the Academy

Edward Gardner studied at the Royal Academy of Music, In 2014 he was appointed as Sir Charles Mackerras Chair of Conducting at the Academy.

This short video was recorded backstage before a concert in the Duke’s Hall. Edward talks about coming back to conduct ‘Free on Fridays’ performances here – and about what makes the Academy a special place for him.

Percussion at the Royal Academy of Music

Percussion at the Royal Academy of Music: an introduction

Conducting studies at the Royal Academy of Music

An introduction with Sian Edwards, Head of Conducting

Historical Performance at the Academy

An introduction by current students

Dave Holland at the Royal Academy of Music

International Jazz Artist in Residence talks during one of his weeks of intensive work with Academy students

Royal Academy of Music Museum

A quick tour of the Museum at the Royal Academy of Music in central London

A message to the Menuhin Competition 2014

The Principal sends best wishes to everyone in Austin, and looks forward to welcoming the Menuhin Competition to the Academy in 2016, Lord Menuhin's centenary year.

Curtain Up Trailer

A musical extravaganza to celebrate the Academy Musical Theatre Company’s twentieth anniversary.

Join us at the Prince Edward Theatre on 30th November 2014.

Composition at the Academy

An insight into what it’s like to study in Philip Cashian’s Composition department at the Academy

Nick Smart introduces Jazz at the Academy

Head of Jazz Nck Smart talks about the aims of the Academy’s Jazz Department and how we prepare musicians for the many uncertainties of professional life.

Royal Academy Opera student Ross Ramgobin prepares Eugene Onegin

Royal Academy Opera student Ross Ramgobin prepares to sing the title role in Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin: from very early work on language to the final performance in the Academy's theatre in March 2013.

Strings at the Academy

Leidy (violin) and Felix (double bass) introduce some of the many opportunities for strings students at the Academy.

Brass at the Academy

Academy brass students present a tour of the buildings and the brass playing that happens here.

Welcome from the Principal

The Academy’s Principal, Professor Jonathan Freeman-Attwood, talks about what makes the Academy special.