Royal Academy of Music
02/24/2017 at 12:09. Facebook
Congratulations to the winners of the Joan Chissell Schumann Lieder Prize:
Winner – Hiroshi Amako
Second prize – Nika Gorič
Third prize – Emma Stannard

The Rex Stephens Prize for Accompanists:
Winner – Yi-Shing Cheng
Second prize – Keval Shah
Third prize – Teodora Oprişor

Adjudicators: Gary Matthewman and Patricia Rozario
Royal Academy of Music
02/22/2017 at 10:07. Facebook
Violin professor Alexander Sitkovetsky on the importance of practising scales: [ Link ]

Violinist Alexander Sitkovetsky on the importance of practising scales - The Strad
Royal Academy of Music
02/21/2017 at 17:43. Facebook
Listen to Junior Academy alum and 2016 BBC Young Musician Jazz Award winner Alexandra Ridout, and our Head of Jazz, Nick Smart, on last night's Radio 3 programme, Jazz Now:

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Kenny Wheeler's Sweet Sister Suite, Jazz Now - BBC Radio 3
Royal Academy of Music
02/20/2017 at 09:33. Facebook
This week at the Academy – four free masterclasses and the start of our Russian Chamber Music Festival: [ Link ]
Pascal Rogé on Ravel's Gaspar de la Nuit in today's piano masterclass: 'It's important to catch the listener's attention and imagination from the very beginning.'
Happy 70th birthday to John Adams (Composer), our new Visiting Professor of Composition, who will return to visit us in April: [ Link ]
The 2017 Academy International Jazz Festival kicks off tonight with a free concert with international jazz stars André Charlier, Lupa Santiago and Jim Hart performing alongside Academy jazz students. Come along at 6.30pm: [ Link ]
Come along this evening to Academy Song Circle's Valentine's Day concert to hear heartwarming repertoire from Purcell to Britten.

7.30pm David Josefowitz Recital Hall
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Phil Wilcox - Baritone and Julia Mamet'eva perform Britten's Lord! I married me a wife.
Congratulations to Academy alum Jacob Collier for winning two Grammy Awards last night!
Events at the Academy this week include three masterclasses, one jazz festival and a Valentine's Day concert. Find out more here:
Orphee aux Enfers - Cast B - Royal Academy of Music
Our Head of Jazz Nick Smart previews the Academy International Jazz Festival (15th–16th February) in LondonJazz:

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PREVIEW: Royal Academy of Music International Jazz Festival (Sun 12th - Thurs 16th Feb)
Academy students and composer Jackie Walduck worked with a group of clients from the Cardinal Hume Centre in Pimlico which supports homeless young people and badly housed families, as well as local people with little or no income.

The theme of the project was Orpheus and the Underworld and participants created their own musical response to the opera which coincided with Royal Academy Opera's...
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We are delighted to announce that John Adams (Composer) has joined the Royal Academy of Music as Visiting Professor of Composition, cementing a warm relationship that began in 2012. His next visit will be in April. More information here: [ Link ]
We hold nearly 500 public concerts and events every year at the Academy. Join us for one this week: [ Link ]
Colin Carr, Visiting Professor of Cello at the Royal Academy of Music, is currently giving a Facebook Live session on Bach for CelloBello:
'I haven't had as much fun at a show for ages.' Bachtrack gives Royal Academy Opera's Orphée aux enfers at Hackney Empire four stars. Tickets are still available for our Sunday 4pm and Monday 7pm shows, so join the fun.

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Riotous journey to the Underworld: Royal Academy's Orphée in Hackney | by Bachtrack for classical music, opera, ballet and dance event reviews
Orphee aux Enfers - Cast B - Royal Academy of Music
Photo credit: Robert Workman
Felix Mendelssohn, an Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Music, was born on 3rd February, 1809. In this 1843 letter, he sends thanks to the committee that gave him the honour, and writes:

'I feel truly proud in belonging to an Institution which has promoted the cause of music in your country so essentially, and which counts among its members and even its pupils some of those men, who are...
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And we're off! Tonight is the first night of Royal Academy Opera's Orphée aux enfers at Hackney Empire. Come and experience a riot of singing, dancing and glitz in this high-energy new production. Tickets are still available: [ Link ]