What's on

Sun 2 Sep 2018 - Sun 2 Dec 2018

This ambitious series of concerts has become an integral part of life both at the Academy and in the London musical scene
The concluding highlight of the annual collaboration between Neresheim Abbey and the Academy
Join this free tour of the Museum, which takes you around all three of the galleries.
For further information please email historical@ram.ac.uk
For further information please email piano@ram.ac.uk
In his inaugural lecture-recital Professor David Titterington, Head of Organ, discusses the organ in the creative context of the composer, performer and teacher
With William Bennett, international soloist and Academy professor.
With Susan Bullock CBE, international dramatic soprano and Marjorie Thomas Visiting Professor of Singing at the Academy.
Michael Thompson and Academy horn players explore the psychology of playing the horn
Soprano Gabriella Di Laccion explores Betty Roe's works in this lecture-recital
Come and hear about the BMus and Master’s programmes, meet some of the teaching staff and students and hear them in action
With Visiting Professor of Piano Imogen Cooper, one of the finest interpreters of Classical and Romantic repertoire.
For further information please email composition@ram.ac.uk
Potential students of the Vocal Faculty and Royal Academy Opera are invited to attend a typical teaching Thursday, with classes open to observers
Yanyan Lin performs Beethoven, Schumann and Brahms
For further information please email woodwind@ram.ac.uk
Head of Woodwind Keith Bragg conducts works by Mozart and Alwyn
Natasha Loges discusses the challenges of understanding and performing Brahms’s songs
With Radovan Vlatkovic, international soloist, professor at the Salzburg Mozarteum and Visiting Professor of Horn at the Academy
Geiko¯ presents a programme of Western Classical and Japanese traditional and contemporary music
Ian Graham-Jones gives a fascinating insight into the life and work of Alice Mary Smith
To book your free place please email organ@ram.ac.uk
One of a series of recitals featuring the complete organ works of César Franck
The Spencer Series is a set of lecture-recitals given by PhD student Fabricio Mattos exploring some of the treasures of the Spencer Collection
Isata Kanneh-Mason and Bo Lyu perform works by Mompou and Ravel
Lotte Betts-Dean and Joseph Havlat perform Toch, Poulenc and the world premiere of a new opera by Isabella Gellis
Join this free tour of the Museum, which takes you around all three of the galleries.
International operatic bass Brindley Sherratt gives a masterclass
Soundbox is a series of events inspired by the Academy’s Museum and collections
Anna Kondrashina performs works by Debussy, Bartók, Schumann, Gaubert and Muczynski
For further information please email harp@ram.ac.uk
For further information please email brass@ram.ac.uk
Two musicians bring their years of multifarious experiences together for a moment in time
Ian Bousfield leads brass students in varied repertoire from the 20th and 21st centuries
Paul Morley interviews eminent composer and Visiting Professor of Musical Theatre Claude-Michel Schönberg
A concert featuring two legends of jazz and close associates of the Academy – Jazz Artist in Residence Dave Holland and Visiting Professor of Jazz Chris Potter
Visiting Professor of Viola Hartmut Rohde makes a welcome return to the Academy to work with our viola students on a range of repertoire
For further information please email guitar@ram.ac.uk
Niall Anderson performs Brahms and Vaughan Williams
Honorary Research Fellow Dr Elena Vorotko gives a specialist guided tour of the Academy Museum’s historic keyboard collection
Péter Kováts shares his insights on the influential and legendary violin pedagogue Leopold Auer
Comprising the Major van Someren-Godfery and Michael Head prizes, students give an English song recital
Comprising the Major van Someren-Godfery and Michael Head prizes, students give an English song recital
Flute recital featuring works by Debussy, Honegger and Godard
Academy jazz students mark the culmination of their small-ensemble projects, performing music on which they have been working with a variety of distinguished visiting musicians
Head of Open Academy Julian West and Senior Research Fellow at the University of the Arts Hannah Zeilig discuss their research as part of the Created Out of Mind residency at the Wellcome Collection
For further information please email brass@ram.ac.uk
Nikolaj Znaider makes his inaugural visit as Viotti Professor of Violin
Dr Anna Farthing considers Lena Ashwell’s visionary understanding of the connection between the arts and health, and discusses her own research and its application in her new role as an NHS Arts Programme Director
Academy guitarists mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895-1968) with a performance of two of his most important compositions
Join our Museum Curator, Gabrielle Gale, for a tour of the current temporary exhibition
With alumna Lucy Crowe FRAM, one of the leading lyric sopranos of her generation
Students from the Historical Performance Department lead a whistle-stop tour of some of the significant European cities featured in The Grand Tour
With Emily Beynon, Visiting Professor of Flute at the Academy and Principal Flute of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam
Academy jazz students mark the culmination of their small-ensemble projects, performing music on which they have been working with a variety of distinguished visiting musicians.
Inquisitive tots and parents are invited to this interactive session designed for children aged 2-4
Edward Gardner returns to the Academy to conduct Richard Strauss's 'A Hero's Life' and the world premiere of Louise Drewett's 'The Transparent Building'
This talk, with musical excerpts, is given by Janet Snowman, Bicentenary Research Fellow, as part of a series of lectures on Music and Art hosted by Daniel-Ben Pienaar
With Jirí Hudec, Principal Double Bass of the Czech Philharmonic
With Alisa Weilerstein, who also performs Dvorák’s Cello Concerto on Wednesday 24 October in Duke’s Hall
With Vladislav Borovka, Principal Oboe of the Czech Philharmonic
Younger visitors aged 4-8 are invited for this special tour of the Academy Museum’s historic keyboard collection
Academy students perform serenades by Dvorák under the direction of Ondrej Roskovec, Principal Bassoon, and Josef Špacek, leader of the Czech Philharmonic
To celebrate the 100 years of the Czech Philharmonic, Professor Raymond Holden discusses the orchestra’s history with Petr Kadlec, Head of Education
Discover the women of the Academy that were involved in the Suffragist struggle
Academy student ensembles perform gems of the Czech chamber music repertoire
Professor Raymond Holden explores the Australian conductor’s remarkable relationship with the orchestra using film, sound and marked scores
The Czech Philharmonic, conducted by Semyon Bychkov and joined by Academy students, performs Smetana and Dvorák
Soundbox is a series of events inspired by the Academy’s Museum and collections
A recital of Schumann, Mendelssohn, Brahms and Schubert duets
With Reinhold Friedrich, international trumpet soloist, trumpet professor at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe and Visiting Professor of Trumpet at the Academy
Academy jazz students mark the culmination of their small-ensemble projects, performing music on which they have been working with a variety of distinguished visiting musicians
Students from the Musical Theatre Company work with a guest on a selection of musical theatre repertoire
Competitors perform any Beethoven piano sonata or set of variations
For further information please email conducting@ram.ac.uk
Competitors present a programme of their own choice for flute
Competitors present a programme of their own choice for solo brass
One of a series of recitals featuring the complete organ works of César Franck
Joanna MacGregor introduces Debussy’s fierce, vivid études – by turns dazzling, tender and valedictory – coupled with Boulez’s brief Pointillist sonata
Piano professor Ian Fountain introduces Brahms’s golden-hued, evocative late works, with a sliver of early Schoenberg
Writer and broadcaster James Runcie asks how much the last words and music of an author or a composer cast a retrospective shadow over their work as a whole
Joanna MacGregor talks to choreographer Wayne McGregor about the elliptical, poetic music that inspired his recent ballet, Bach Forms, before a complete performance of Bach’s last keyboard work by Mihály Berecz, George Fu, Joanna MacGregor and Amiran Zenaishvili
Head of Piano Joanna MacGregor presents the first Autumn Piano Festival
An All Hallows' Eve recital exploring songs of magic, moonlight, death and all things supernatural
The mélodies of Berlioz, Debussy, Duparc, Fauré, Massenet, Ravel and Saint-Saëns, among others, demonstrate a deliberate and close relationship between French poetry and melody
A wide-ranging programme of brand new works by student composers.
Inquisitive tots and parents are invited to this interactive session designed for children aged 2-4
Kate Hill conducts Academy flute students in a programme of original works and arrangements
Dr Elena Vorotko explores the historic meeting of 22-year-old Mozart and 43-year-old JC Bach in the summer of 1778
A day of piano trio performances by Academy students
Lawrence Power joins us for a masterclass on sonatas by Brahms
Join this free tour of the Museum, which takes you around all three of the galleries
Forget the November skies of London for an hour and be transported to sunnier climes as we explore Spanish song
Finalists perform their choice of a complete sonata by Brahms for strings and piano. Adjudicated by Lawrence Power
Soundbox is a series of events inspired by the Academy’s Museum and collections
A concert of chamber music with classical accordion
Head of Accordion Owen Murray gives a talk on the Accordion Department, career possibilities and repertoire development to prospective students
Academy Symphonic Brass perform a programme of French and Russian music
Daniel-Ben Pienaar and Professor Raymond Holden look at the impact of Wagner on interpretations of the last movement of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony
Our new first-year string students give a concert of British music
This concert celebrates the life of one of Rossini in a programme which combines a selection of his songs and some of his popular opera arias
Music by five composers, whose lives were deeply affected by National Socialism, is featured in two lunchtime concerts. Their lives and careers are explored in a UK premiere screening of the 2016 film EXIT: MUSIC
EXIT: MUSIC examines the anti-Semitism in Nazi Germany’s music industry, how Jewish composers were deemed incapable of originality
This witty, cautionary tale reverberates with echoes of contemporary events, showing how power can corrupt and individuals are exploited when egocentricity reigns.
A concert of music by three composers who represent very different reactions to Nazism
For the performances of a musical theatre song with dramatic content
We are delighted to welcome one of America’s most exciting young conductors, Robert Trevino, for his debut performance with the Academy Symphony Orchestra
The Academy is proud to collaborate with the EFG London Jazz Festival to mark the 10th anniversary of the death of the iconic Miriam Makeba
Freya Waley-Cohen’s Permutations is an interactive synthesis of architecture and music within the acoustics of six adjustable chambers
Barbara Meyer, explores the secrets and wonders of the Academy’s stringed instrument collection
Liam Byrne performs new works by Academy composition students
A week-long exploration of music and architecture, music and space, music and motion, music and movement, music in situ, music and resonance, and music and image
Freya Waley-Cohen’s Permutations is an interactive synthesis of architecture and music within the acoustics of six adjustable chambers
Dr Elena Vorotko gives a specialist guided tour of the Academy Museum’s historic keyboard collection
This new commission uses the architecture of the Academy’s Main Building and was written for Academy students and members of Singhealthy community choirs.
This new commission uses the architecture of the Academy’s Main Building and was written for Academy students and members of Singhealthy community choirs.
Academy jazz students mark the culmination of their small-ensemble projects
The world premiere performance of Libation by composition student Mitchell Keely.
Freya Waley-Cohen’s Permutations is an interactive synthesis of architecture and music within the acoustics of six adjustable chambers
This varied programme of works for brass, organ, voices and strings makes full use of the spatial capacity of Duke’s Hall.
Our second Italian concert in the Academy Voices: Transcending Borders series
Freya Waley-Cohen’s Permutations is an interactive synthesis of architecture and music within the acoustics of six adjustable chambers
Featuring work by Howard Skempton, Alex Woolf, Steve Reich, Copland and Honegger
Royal Academy Opera students perform short excerpts from a selection of operas
A performance in our new recital hall featuring works by eminent American experimental composers Alvin Lucier and Henry Brant
Freya Waley-Cohen’s Permutations is an interactive synthesis of architecture and music within the acoustics of six adjustable chambers
Musicologist and violinist Professor Gascia Ouzounian from the University of Oxford discusses her research on experimental music and sound art traditions
Anneke Scott and Steven Devine celebrate the 200th anniversary of the brith of French composer Gounod
Art historian and writer Michael Bird works with Academy composers and instrumentalists
Academy jazz students mark the culmination of their small-ensemble projects
From the wilderness of New York State to Greek mythology, the Academy Manson Ensemble presents a concert of music inspired by and involving physical space
Students perform operatic scena or dramatic aria
Students perform repertoire from Bax, Richard Bissill and Roussel
Students of all instruments are invited to the stage for an in-depth discussion of issues of physical tension
The second in a series of lecture-recitals by PhD student Fabricio Mattos exploring some of the treasures of the Spencer Collection
Our European tour in song closes with a concert marking cross-national collaborations
Soundbox is a series of events inspired by the Academy’s Museum and collections
Our series of recitals devoted to music from the two Elizabethan eras continues
Academy jazz students mark the culmination of their small-ensemble projects
Competitors present piano recitals of music composed between 1830 and 1860
Oliver Knussen conducts the Academy Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Bach, Tippett and Honeggar
Celebrate the musical majesty of Christmas with the entire Academy family.
Thomas Blunt conducts the Junior Academy Symphony Orchestra
The Academy’s Musical Theatre Company and Orchestra present a programme of musical theatre repertoire.
Inquisitive tots and parents are invited to this interactive session designed for children aged 2–4