Royal Academy of Music
03/21/2017 at 18:36. Facebook
Don't forget, the deadline to apply for our Musical Theatre course is this Thursday!
Royal Academy of Music
03/21/2017 at 16:21. Facebook
JS Bach was born on 21st March, 1685. Listen to our live recording of Cantata BWV249, ‘Kommt, eilet und laufet’, conducted by Peter Schreier: [ Link ]

Listen: Bach: Cantata BWV249 ‘Kommt, eilet und laufet’ (extract) - Royal Academy of Music
Royal Academy of Music
03/20/2017 at 12:19. Facebook
Join our Musical Theatre and Jazz departments tomorrow, Tuesday 21st March, in the Academy bar, as they collaborate in a set of classic jazz standards, followed by a jam. Entrance is free, so just turn up and enjoy.

RAM Jazz Night - Musical Theatre Special!

Royal Academy of Music
03/19/2017 at 13:06. Facebook
Steven Isserlis, Marquis de Corberon Visiting Professor of Cello, plays Haydn's Cello Concert in C tomorrow with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment at Southbank Centre. Here he discusses the 'Marquis de Corberon' Stradivari, on loan from the Academy, on which he will perform.

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Steven Isserlis and Haydn's Cello Concerto in C
Royal Academy of Music
03/17/2017 at 13:48. Facebook
Thanks to Disney Theatrical Productions, we are able to offer three full scholarships to BAME students on our world-class Musical Theatre course. Deadline for application for the 2017/18 year is 23rd March. Find out more here and spread the word: [ Link ]
Royal Academy of Music
03/16/2017 at 15:38. Facebook
We're delighted to announce that Canadian violinist James Ehnes has been appointed as Visiting Professor of Violin. He will give his inaugural masterclass on 15th June, to be broadcast on Facebook Live.

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Violinist James Ehnes joins Academy roster - Royal Academy of Music
Exciting news – Disney Theatrical Productions is to fund three full scholarships for BAME students on our Musical Theatre Course:

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Disney to fund three full scholarships for BAME students on the Musical Theatre Course - Royal Academy of Music
Peter Maxwell Davies, former Professor of Composition here, died exactly a year ago, and his presence and support are still missed. Here is a reminder of Kommilitonen!, which he wrote as a joint commission for Royal Academy of Music and The Juilliard School in 2011:

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Kommilitonen! at the Royal Academy of Music

An exclusive clip from the premiere of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies' new opera Kommilitonen!, a joint commission from the Royal Academy of Music and The Juilliar...

Congratulations to RAM FC, who scored 2–1 against Guildhall School of Music & Drama's team yesterday.
Members of the RAM football team model their new strip ahead of a crucial match against Guildhall School of Music & Drama's team on Sunday.
Congratulations to the Kirkman Quartet, winner of today's Wolfe Wolfinsohn String Quartet Prize, adjudicated by Matthew Denton of the Carducci String Quartet, and to the Florizel Quartet, Very Highly Commended.
The Academy has received this characterful portrait of former Professor of Composition Peter Maxwell Davies: [ Link ]
Join us tomorrow at 6.00pm in the David Josefowitz Recital Hall for a special free event presented by Gramophone and Warner Classics & Erato.

Editor-in-Chief of Gramophone Magazine James Jolly will be in conversation with cellist Steven Isserlis and Mstislav Rostropovich's daughter Elena Rostropovich.

Free tickets available:

Rostropovich Remembered (1927-2007): Cellist of the Century

As the world celebrates International Women’s Day, we look at five illustrious alumnae who changed the world around them.


Five Academy Dames - Royal Academy of Music
Royal Academy’s Manson Ensemble releases Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale with all-star cast and two world premieres:

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Royal Academy’s Manson Ensemble releases Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale with all-star cast and two world premieres - Royal Academy of Music
Our Summer Piano Festival, curated by Joanna MacGregor, will feature Beethoven, Alfred Brendel and cross-arts collaboration. Find out more here:

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2017 Summer Piano Festival to feature Beethoven, Brendel and cross-art collaborations - Royal Academy of Music
This week's events at the Academy include three Russian chamber music concerts, two masterclasses, one Big Band celebration, one Baroque concert and the culmination of Bent Sørensen's residency: [ Link ]

What’s On - Royal Academy of Music
Today is the birthday of Kurt Weill, born in 1900 in Dessau, Germany. We will be celebrating his provocative talent with a new production by Royal Academy Opera of his The Threepenny Opera at Shoreditch Town Hall, 15th–17th June. More details here: [ Link ]

The Threepenny Opera - Royal Academy of Music
2017 Bach Prize winner Iain Ledingham on finding integrity rather than authenticity when playing Bach:

'The most important thing for me is not to be doctrinaire. I’m interested in the debates about one-to-a-part versus choral forces, the number of string players per part, and changing tastes in tempos, articulation, tuning systems, and so on. But I’m wary of the label ‘authenticity’. I think...
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