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Royal Academy of Music

Established 1822
Type Public
President HRH The Duchess of Gloucester
Principal Professor Curtis Price KBE
Students 730 [1]
Undergraduates 310 [1]
Postgraduates 420 [1]
Location London, England
Address Marylebone Road, London NW1
Campus Urban
Affiliations University of London
Website http://www.ram.ac.uk/
Public transit access Baker Street or Regent's Park tube; many buses go along Marylebone Road

The Royal Academy of Music (RAM) is a constituent college of the University of London, and is one of the world's leading music institutions. It was founded by Lord Burghersh in 1822 with the help and ideas of the French eccentric harpist and composer Nicolas Bochsa and in 1830 was granted a Royal Charter by King George IV,[2] "to promote the cultivation of the science of music and to afford facilities for attaining perfection in it by assisting with general instruction all persons desirous of acquiring knowledge thereof". The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... Royal Highness (abbreviation HRH) is a style (His Royal Highness or Her Royal Highness). ... The Duchess of Gloucester (born 20 June 1946), is a member of the British Royal Family, the wife of Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester, a grandchild of King George V. The Duchess of Gloucester, with her husband, undertakes royal duties on behalf of the Dukes cousin, Queen Elizabeth II... The Principal is the chief executive and the chief academic officer of a University in Scotland and at certains institutions in Canada and other parts of the Commonwealth. ... Curtis Price studied at Harvard University, where he received his PhD. He moved to the UK in 1981 to teach at Kings College London, latterly as Head of Department. ... Alternate uses: Student (disambiguation) Etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stŭdērĕ, which means to study, a student is one who studies. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total 130... Marylebone Road, London, looking west towards the junction with Baker Street Marylebone Road (IPA pronunciation: ) is an important thoroughfare in central London. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The University of London is a university based primarily in London. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... 94 Baker Street, formerly the Apple Boutique. ... This article is about Regents Park in London. ... The University of London is a university based primarily in London. ... John Fane, 11th Earl of Westmorland, participated in the Napoleonic Wars and described quite a lot of historical importance. ... 1822 (MDCCCXXII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Nicolas BOCHSA (Montmédy France 1789 - Sydney Australia 1856) was an extremely famous composer and harpist. ... Liberty Leading the People by Eugène Delacroix commemorates the July Revolution 1830 (MDCCCXXX) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... A Royal Charter is a charter given by a monarch to legitimize an incorporated body, such as a city, company, university or such. ... King and kings redirect here. ... George IV (George Augustus Frederick) (12 August 1762 – 26 June 1830) was king of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and Hanover from 29 January 1820 until his death. ...


The current Principal is the American scholar Curtis Price. Curtis Price studied at Harvard University, where he received his PhD. He moved to the UK in 1981 to teach at Kings College London, latterly as Head of Department. ...

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The Academy

The Academy is situated on Marylebone Road in central London[3] adjacent to Regent's Park. Facilities, which include the 450-seat Duke's Hall, the Sir Jack Lyons Theatre donated by philanthropist Sir Jack Lyons and two smaller concert spaces, were expanded in 2001 with the opening of the new 150-seat David Josefowitz recital hall and the York Gate Collections, a public museum of musical instruments and artifacts from the Academy's collections. The Junior Academy, for pupils under the age of 18, takes place every Saturday. Marylebone Road, London, looking west towards the junction with Baker Street Marylebone Road (IPA pronunciation: ) is an important thoroughfare in central London. ... Central London is a much-used but unofficial and vaguely defined term for the most inner part of London, the capital of England. ... This article is about Regents Park in London. ... Isidore Jack Lyons (born 1916) is a retired British financier and philanthropist. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... York Gate Collections at the Royal Academy of Music is a museum of musical instruments and artefacts in London, England, open to the public free of charge seven days a week. ...


The Academy's library contains over 160,000 items, including significant collections of early printed and manuscript materials and audio facilities. It also houses archives dedicated to Sir Arthur Sullivan and Sir Henry Wood. Among the Library's most valuable possessions are the manuscripts of Purcell's The Fairy Queen, Sullivan's The Mikado, Vaughan Williams' Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis and Serenade to Music, and the newly-discovered Handel Gloria. A grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund has assisted in the purchase of the Robert Spencer Collection — a set of Early English Song and Lute music, as well as a fine collection of lutes and guitars. The York Gate Collections now display many of these items. The Orchestral Library has approximately 4,500 sets of orchestral parts. Other collections include the libraries of Sir Henry Wood and Otto Klemperer. Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan (May 13, 1842 – November 22, 1900) was an English composer best known for his operatic collaborations with librettist W. S. Gilbert. ... Sir Henry Wood Kt CH (3 March 1869 – 19 August 1944) was an English conductor, forever associated with the Promenade Concerts which he conducted for half a century. ... Henry Purcell Henry Purcell (IPA: [1]; September 10 (?) [2], 1659–November 21, 1695), a Baroque composer, is generally considered to be one of Englands greatest composers. ... Title page of original printed edition The Fairy-Queen (Z.629) is a masque or semi-opera by Henry Purcell. ... The Mikado, or The Town of Titipu, is a comic opera in two acts, with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert, their ninth of fourteen operatic collaborations. ... A statue of Ralph Vaughan Williams in Dorking. ... Also known as the The Fantasia was one of the first major successes of British composer Ralph Vaughan Williams. ... Serenade to Music is a setting by Ralph Vaughan Williams for 16 vocal soloists and orchestra. ... George Frideric Handel, 1733 George Frideric Handel (23 February 1685 – 14 April 1759) was a German-born British Baroque composer who was a leading composer of concerti grossi, operas and oratorios. ... Gloria is the title of many different songs, both in contemporary popular music as well as classical music of the sacred Christian genre. ... The National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) was set up under the National Heritage Act 1980 in memory of people who gave their lives for the United Kingdom. ... A medieval era lute. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Otto Klemperer (May 14, 1885 – July 6, 1973) was a German-born conductor and composer. ...


The Academy has students from over 50 countries, follow diverse programmes including instrumental performance, conducting, composition, jazz, musical theatre and Opera. The Academy enjoys an established relationship with King's College London, particularly the Department of Music, whose students receive instrumental tuition at the Academy. In return, many students at the Academy take advantage of the range of Humanities choices at King's, and its extended academic musicological curriculum. Kings College London is the largest college of the University of London and one of a number of university institutions founded in England in the early 19th century: only the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge have royal charters predating that of Kings. ... The humanities are those academic disciplines which study the human condition using methods that are largely analytic, critical, or speculative, as distinguished from the mainly empirical approaches of the natural and social sciences. ... Musicology is reasoned discourse concerning music (Greek: μουσικη = music and λογος = word or reason). In other words: the whole body of systematized knowledge about music which results from the application of a scientific method of investigation or research, or of philosophical speculation and rational systematization to the facts, the processes and the...


The Academy hosts the Asian Music Circuit's annual "Asian Music Summer School" in July each year. In this forum, the public are taught Indian, Chinese and Japanese music from musicians or singers from India, China, Japan and the UK. Related concerts and seminars are held in the Academy to support the summer school's programme. The Asian Music Circuit (often abbreviated to AMC) is a London based touring company for music from Asia. ...


Student performances and festivals

Academy students perform regularly in the Academy's concert venues, and also nationally and internationally under such conductors as Sir Colin Davis, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Christoph von Dohnányi, Sir Charles Mackerras, James MacMillan and Trevor Pinnock. In September 2005, Sir Colin Davis conducted an orchestra which combined students from the Academy and New York's Juilliard School at the BBC Proms. Sir Colin Rex Davis, CH, CBE was born September 25, 1927 in Weybridge, Surrey, UK. Davis studied the clarinet at the Royal College of Music in London, where he was barred from taking conducting lessons owing to his lack of ability at the piano. ... Internationally known French conductor, has worked and recorded extensively with the BBC Philharmonic in Manchester - for whom he was Principal Conductor from 1992 to 2004. ... Christoph von Dohnányi (born September 18, 1929) is a German conductor. ... Sir Alan Charles Maclaurin Mackerras, AC, CH, CBE (born November 17, 1925) is an Australian conductor. ... Dr James MacMillan (born on July 16, 1959) is a Scottish classical composer. ... Trevor David Pinnock CBE (born December 16, 1946) is an English conductor and harpsichordist. ... Sir Colin Rex Davis, CH, CBE was born September 25, 1927 in Weybridge, Surrey, UK. Davis studied the clarinet at the Royal College of Music in London, where he was barred from taking conducting lessons owing to his lack of ability at the piano. ... The Juilliard School is one of the worlds premiere performing arts conservatory located in New York City, it is informally identified as simply Juilliard, and trains in the fields of Dance, Drama, and Music. ... A Promenade concert in the Royal Albert Hall, 2004. ...


The Academy collaborates with other conservatoires world-wide, including participating in the SOCRATES student and staff exchange programme. In 1991 the Academy introduced a fully-accredited degree in Performance Studies, and in September 1999, it became a full constituent college of the University of London, in both cases becoming the first UK conservatoire to do so.


The Academy regularly celebrates the work of a living composer with a festival in the presence of the composer. Previous composer festivals at the Academy have been devoted to the work of Witold Lutosławski, Michael Tippett, Krzysztof Penderecki, Olivier Messiaen, Hans Werner Henze, Luciano Berio, American composers including Elliott Carter, Academy graduates, Alfred Schnittke, György Ligeti, British and American film composers, Franco Donatoni, Russian composers including Galina Ustvolskaya, Arvo Pärt, György Kurtág and Mauricio Kagel. A festival is an event, usually staged by a local community, which centers on some unique aspect of that community. ... Witold LutosÅ‚awski at his home. ... Sir Michael Kemp Tippett, O.M. (2 January 1905 – 8 January 1998) was one of the foremost English composers of the 20th century. ... Krzysztof Penderecki. ... Olivier Messiaen It has been suggested that List of students of Olivier Messiaen be merged into this article or section. ... Hans Werner Henze (born July 1, 1926 in Gütersloh, Westphalia, Germany) is a composer well known for his left-wing political beliefs. ... Luciano Berio (October 24, 1925 – May 27, 2003) was an Italian composer. ... Elliott Cook Carter, Jr. ... Alfred Schnittke April 6, 1989, Moscow Alfred Garyevich Schnittke (Russian: Альфре́д Га́рриевич Шни́тке, November 24, 1934 Engels - August 3, 1998 Hamburg) was a Russian and Soviet composer. ... György Sándor Ligeti (May 28, 1923 – June 12, 2006) was a Jewish Hungarian composer born in Romania who later became an Austrian citizen. ... Franco Donatoni (1927, Verona-17 August 2000) was an Italian composer of art music. ... Galina Ustvolskaya (born June 17, 1919) is a Russian composer of classical music. ... Arvo Pärt (born September 11, 1935 in Paide), (IPA: ˈɑr̺vÉ” ˈpær̺t) is an Estonian composer, often identified with the school of minimalism and more specifically, that of mystic minimalism or sacred minimalism. He is considered a pioneer of this style, along with contemporaries Henryk Górecki... György Kurtág (born February 19, 1926) is a Hungarian composer of contemporary music. ... Mauricio Kagel (born Buenos Aires, December 24, 1931) is an Argentine composer who has lived in Germany for most of his career. ...


In February-March 2006, an Academy festival celebrated the violin virtuoso Niccolò Paganini, who first visited London 175 years earlier in 1831. The festival included a recital by Academy professor Maxim Vengerov, who performed on Il Cannone Guarnerius, Paganini's favourite violin. Niccolò (or Nicolò) Paganini (October 27, 1782 – May 27, 1840) was an Italian violinist, violist, guitarist and composer. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Leopold I 1831 (MDCCCXXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... A recital (from the Latin word recitare, meaning: to read out) consists of an account or repetition of the details of some act, proceeding or fact. ... Maxim Vengerov (born August 20, 1974 in the Siberian Federal District capital, Novosibirsk) is a Russian violinist. ... Il Cannone Guarnerius of 1743 is an antique violin fabricated by Italian luthier, Giuseppe Antonio Guarnieri of Cremona (1698-1744). ...


Courses

The Royal Academy of Music offers training from pre-college level (Junior Academy) to Ph.D.


People

Some notable former students

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Sir Harrison Paul Birtwistle, CH (born July 15, 1934) is a British composer, widely seen as one of the most significant modern composers from that country. ... Edwin York Bowen (1884-1961) was an English classical composer and musician (pianist). ... Christopher Bowers-Broadbent is an English organist and composer. ... Dennis Brain (1921 – 1957) was a British virtuoso horn player and was largely responsible for popularizing the horn as a solo classical instrument with the post-war British public. ... Dudley Bright has been Principal Trombone for the London Symphony Orchestra since 2000. ... Alan Caddy (born 2 February 1940, Chelsea, London — died 16 August 2000) was a guitarist, arranger, record producer and session musician. ... The Tornados EP-cover 1963 The Tornados (in USA they were credited as The Tornadoes) were an English instrumental group of the 1960s, who acted as the in-house back-up group for many of Joe Meeks productions. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... William Crotch (1775 - 1847) was an English composer and organist. ... Sir Clifford Michael Curzon (May 18, 1907 - September 1, 1982) was a celebrated English pianist. ... Sir John Dankworth CBE Born in London, England, in 1927, was brought up in a musical environment amongst a family of musicians. ... Florence Easton was a popular English lyric dramatic soprano in the early 20th century. ... Look up soprano in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Connie Fisher (born June 17, 1983) is an actress and singer, who won the BBC One talent contest, How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria? Fisher was delighted to be named Maria: [1] On 15 November 2006, she opened to good reviews in the part of Maria von Trapp... Andrew Foster-Williams (born December 7, 1973) is a British-born bass-baritone classical singer. ... The Nash Ensemble of London is an acclaimed English chamber orchestra. ... Lesley Garrett, CBE (April 10, 1955 in Doncaster, South Yorkshire) is an internationally renowned English soprano singer. ... Mark Gasser (born 1972 in Sheffield, South Yorkshire) to Scottish and Austrian parents. ... Evelyn Glennie on the cover of her greatest hits album. ... Percussion instruments are played by being struck, shaken, rubbed or scraped. ... Michael Head (1900-1976) was a British composer, pianist, organist and singer who left some enduring works still popular today. ... Myra Hess Dame Myra Hess (February 25, 1890 – November 25, 1965) was a British pianist. ... Richard Hickox CBE (born March 5, 1948) is an English conductor of choral, orchestral and operatic music. ... Joe Jackson (born August 11, 1954 in Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, as David Ian Jackson) is an English musician and singer/songwriter probably best-known for the 1979 hit song Is She Really Going Out With Him?, which still gets extensive FM radio airplay, and for his 1982 hit, Steppin... Isabel Jay was born in Wandsworth, London, on October 17, 1879. ... Katherine Jenkins (born 29 June 1980 in Neath, Wales[1]) is a Welsh mezzo-soprano. ... Sir Elton Hercules[1] John CBE [2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is a multiple Grammy and Academy Award-winning English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... Graham Johnson is a Rhodesian born, British based pianist and Lieder accompanist. ... // b. ... Polish concert pianist, born in 1969 in Tarnow,Poland. ... Peter Katin (born 14 November 1930) is a British pianist. ... Freddy Kempf is a British pianist who was born in 1977 in London to a German father and a Japanese mother. ... Born in 1957 in Birmingham, John Kenny is a multi-faceted performer. ... Myleene Angela Klass (born 6 April 1978) is an English classical pianist, commercial model, television and radio presenter, and former member of the UK pop group HearSay. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... Philip Langridge CBE is an English tenor considered to be among the foremost exponents of English opera and oratorio. ... Annie Lennox (born 25 December 1954) is an Oscar, BRIT, Grammy and Golden Globe award-winning Scottish pop musician and vocalist. ... Dame Felicity Lott (born May 8, 1947) is an English soprano universally known as Flott. ... Nicola Loud is a British violinist who, in 1990 at the age of 15, became BBC Young Musician of the Year. ... Dame Moura Lympany DBE (August 18, 1915 - March 28, 2005) was an English concert pianist. ... Sydney MacEwan (1908–90) was a Scottish tenor and singer of traditional Scottish and Irish songs. ... Joanna MacGregor (born July 16, 1959) is an internationally renowned classical, jazz and contemporary pianist. ... Charles Manners Charles Manners (27 December 1857–3 May 1935) was an English musician, whose real name was Southcote Mansergh. ... 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A flautist demonstrates flute-playing technique A flautist or flutist is a musician who plays the flute. ... Alfred Philip Mortimer (born 1925) is an Australian concert violinist. ... Harry Norris (23 Nov 1887 - 22 June 1979) was a conductor best remembered as musical director of the DOyly Carte Opera Company between 1919 and 1929. ... Michael Nyman (born March 23, 1944) is a British minimalist composer, pianist, librettist and musicologist, perhaps best known for the many scores he wrote during his lengthy collaboration with the British filmmaker Peter Greenaway. ... Denise Orme - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... Paul Patterson (born 1947) is a British composer. ... Simon Rattle recording Porgy and Bess with the London Symphony Orchestra at Abbey Road in 1988, aged 33. ... A conductor conducting a band at a ceremony A conductors score and batons Conducting is the act of directing a musical performance by way of visible gestures. ... Augusta Read Thomas (born 1964) is a composer. ... David Sanger (b. ... Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan (May 13, 1842 – November 22, 1900) was an English composer best known for his operatic collaborations with librettist W. S. Gilbert. ... Dame Eva Turner (Born in Werneth, Oldham, England, on 10 March 1892 - died on 16 June 1990) was a British soprano. ... Maxim Vengerov (born August 20, 1974 in the Siberian Federal District capital, Novosibirsk) is a Russian violinist. ... Christopher Warren-Green is the Music Director of the London Chamber Orchestra and Orchestra of the Megaron, Athens. ... A conductor conducting a band at a ceremony A conductors score and batons Conducting is the act of directing a musical performance by way of visible gestures. ... This article is about the actor and singer from Steps. ... Sir Henry Wood Kt CH (3 March 1869 – 19 August 1944) was an English conductor, forever associated with the Promenade Concerts which he conducted for half a century. ... Zi Lan Liao is an international concert circuit performer on the Ku-Cheng (Chinese harp). ... The guzheng, or gu zheng (Chinese: ; pinyin: gÇ”zhÄ“ng) or zheng (箏) (gu- means ancient) is a traditional Chinese musical instrument. ...

Some notable present and former staff

  • Kenneth Amis (former International Brass Chair)
  • Professor Simon Bainbridge (Head of Composition)
  • Sir John Barbirolli
  • Joshua Bell (Violin — Visiting Professor)
  • William Bennett (Flute)
  • Sir Harrison Birtwistle (former professor of Composition)
  • Nicolas Bochsa (1789-1856) (Harp, Director)
  • Barbara Bonney (Opera — Visiting Professor)
  • Ian Bousfield (Trombone — Visiting Professor)
  • Keith Bragg (Piccolo, Head of Woodwind)
  • Zakhar Bron (former Professor of Violin)
  • Daniel Bruggen (Recorder)
  • Colin Carr (Cello)
  • Simon Carrington (Timpani)
  • Laurence Cummings (Head of Historical Performance)
  • Sir Colin Davis (International Chair of Orchestral Studies)
  • Professor Christopher Elton (Head of Keyboard)
  • Ian Fountain (Piano)
  • Professor Jonathan Freeman-Attwood (Vice-Principal and Director of Studies)
  • Dr Amanda Glauert (Head of Research)
  • Clio Gould (Violin and ensembles)
  • Mary Hammond (Head of Musical Theatre)
  • Maurice Hasson (Violin)
  • Christopher Hogwood (Consultant Visiting Professor)
  • Peter Holtslag (Recorder)
  • Stephen Hough (Visiting Professor of Piano)
  • Audrey Hyland (Vocal Coach)
  • Yuko Inoue (Viola)
  • Skaila Kanga (Head of Harp)
  • Jerzy Kosmala (Visiting Professor of Viola)
  • Anthony Legge (Director of Opera)
  • Michael Lewin (Head of Guitar)
  • Joanna MacGregor (Piano)
  • Duncan McTier (Head of Double Bass)
  • Andrew Marriner (Visiting Professor of Clarinet)
  • Sir Peter Maxwell Davies (Composition)
  • Colin Metters (Head of Conducting)
  • Anne-Sophie Mutter (former Head of International Violin Studies)
  • Owen Murray (Head of Classical Accordion)
  • Pascal Nemirovski (Piano)
  • Dennis O'Neill (Visiting Professor of Opera)
  • Jonathan Papp (Vocal Coach)
  • Paul Patterson (Manson Chair of Composition)
  • György Pauk (Ede Zathureczsky Professor of Violin)
  • Neil Percy (Head of Timpani and Percussion)
  • Gerard Presencer (Head of Jazz)
  • David Pyatt (French Horn — Visiting Professor)
  • John Ramster (Drama Lecturer)
  • Sir Richard Rodney Bennett (Composition — Visiting Professor)
  • Martin Roscoe (Piano)
  • Patrick Russill (Head of Choral Conducting)
  • Tanya Sarkissova (Piano)
  • Paul Silverthorne (Viola)
  • Martin Speake (Saxophone)
  • David Strange (Cello, Head of Strings)
  • Jeremy Summerly (Head of Academic Studies)
  • Robert Tear (Opera — Visiting Professor)
  • David Titterington (Head of Organ)
  • Patsy Toh (Piano)
  • Mark van de Wiel (Clarinet)
  • Maxim Vengerov (Violin)
  • Richard Watkins (French Horn)
  • James Watson (Trumpet, Head of Brass)
  • Mark Wildman (Head of Vocal Studies)
  • John Williams (Guitar — Visiting Professor)

Kenneth Amis Kenneth Amis (b. ... Simon Bainbridge (born 1952 in London) is a British composer and professor of composition at the Royal Academy of Music, London, and the University of Louisville, Kentucky in the United States. ... Sir John (Giovanni Battista) Barbirolli (December 2, 1899 - July 29, 1970), was a British conductor and cellist who led the London Symphony Orchestra and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, among many others. ... Joshua Bell (born 9 December 1967) is an American Grammy Award-winning violinist. ... William John Bennett (born July 31, 1943) is an American conservative pundit and politician. ... Sir Harrison Paul Birtwistle, CH (born July 15, 1934) is a British composer, widely seen as one of the most significant modern composers from that country. ... Nicolas BOCHSA (Montmédy France 1789 - Sydney Australia 1856) was an extremely famous composer and harpist. ... Barbara Bonney (born April 14, 1956) is an American soprano opera singer. ... Ian Bousfield (born 1964) is Principal Trombone with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, having formerly held the same position at the London Symphony Orchestra. ... Zakhar Bron is a Russian violinist and violin teacher. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Laurence Cummings, MA (Oxon), ARCM, FRCO, HonRAM is a harpsichordist, organist, and conductor. ... Sir Colin Rex Davis, CH, CBE was born September 25, 1927 in Weybridge, Surrey, UK. Davis studied the clarinet at the Royal College of Music in London, where he was barred from taking conducting lessons owing to his lack of ability at the piano. ... Professor Jonathan Freeman-Attwood BMus, MPhil, Hon RAM is Vice-Principal and Director of Studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London. ... Christopher Jarvis Haley Hogwood CBE (born 10 September 1941) is an English conductor, harpsichordist, writer and scholar of music. ... Stephen Hough (born November 22, 1961) is a British-born classical pianist and composer. ... Michael Lewin is the Head of Guitar Studies at the Royal Academy of Music and the Vice-President of the European Guitar Teachers’ Association - he is a classical guitarist and a lutenist. ... Joanna MacGregor (born July 16, 1959) is an internationally renowned classical, jazz and contemporary pianist. ... Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, CBE (b. ... Anne-Sophie Mutter (born June 29, 1963 in Rheinfelden, Germany) is a German violinist. ... Owen Murray GRAM, Dip RAM (Copenhagen), Hon RAM Born in the UK, studied with Mogens Ellegaard at The Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, graduating with the Diploma in 1982. ... Pascal Nemirovski (born 1962) is a French pianist. ... Paul Patterson (born 1947) is a British composer. ... Gerard Presencer (b. ... David Pyatt is an English horn player. ... Sir Richard Rodney Bennett (born March 29, 1936) is a British composer. ... Categories: Possible copyright violations ... Robert Tear (born March 8, 1939) is a Welsh tenor. ... Maxim Vengerov (born August 20, 1974 in the Siberian Federal District capital, Novosibirsk) is a Russian violinist. ... Richard Watkins has developed an important career as soloist in different European stages. ... There is more than one person with the name James Watson: James Watson, participant in the Battle of the Little Bighorn James Watson, author of the novel Talking in Whispers James Watson, U.S. Senator from New York (1797-1801) James Watson, painter of 77 portraits held by the U... John Christopher Williams (born 24 April 1941) is one of the worlds best-known classical guitarists. ...

Museum

The Academy's free public museum is situated in the York Gate building, which is connected to the Academy's 1911 building via a basement link. The building was designed in 1822 as part of the main entrance to Regent’s Park, and was an important feature in John Nash’s architectural designs for Regency London. The interior of York Gate was largely destroyed by bomb damage in the 1940s, but the Nash exterior has Grade 1 listed building status. The Royal Academy of Music moved to Marylebone Road in 1911, and held a lease on part of York Gate during the 1920s and 1930s. A grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund enabled the Academy to acquire and refurbish the building to house studios and practice rooms and a museum. 1822 (MDCCCXXII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


The Academy holds a collection of more than 200 stringed instruments from the violin family. These have been acquired for the benefit of students and recent leavers and they are maintained by the Academy's resident luthier. Several of these instruments are of Stradivari, Amati and Guarneri. The galleries display materials from the Academy’s collections of instruments, archives, manuscripts and images. The galleries are also considered a 'living museum', acting as a showcase for the work of performers, composers, instrument makers and scholars from a wide range of musical and other relevant disciplines. A string instrument (also stringed instrument) is a musical instrument that produces sound by means of vibrating strings. ... The violin is a bowed string instrument with four strings tuned in perfect fifths. ... An engravers impression of Antonio Stradivari examining an instrument. ... Antonio Stradivari (1644? - December 18, 1737) was an Italian luthier (maker of violins and other stringed instruments), the most prominent member of that profession. ... Amati is the name of a family of Italian violin-makers, who flourished at Cremona from about 1550 to 1740. ... Guarneri is the family name of a group of highly acclaimed violin makers (luthiers) from Cremona in Italy in the 17th and 18th centuries, whose standing is considered comparable to those of the Amati and Stradivari families. ...


Other Collections: Foyle Menuhin archive, Jenny Lind (1820-1887) Collection, David Munrow (1942-1976) Collection, the Priaulx Rainier (1903-1986) Collection and The McCann Collection.


In August 2006, a music shop was opened, selling sheet music and various music accessories, available to the students and visitors and open in working hours from Monday to Saturday.


References

  1. ^ a b c Table 0a - All students by institution, mode of study, level of study, gender and domicile 2005/06. Higher Education Statistics Agency online statistics. Retrieved on 2007-03-31.
  2. ^ Bernarr Rainbow & Anthony Kemp, 'London (i), §VIII, 3(i): Educational institutions: Royal Academy of Music (RAM)', Grove Music Online (Accessed 19 February 2007), <http://www.grovemusic.com/shared/views/article.html?section=music.16904.8.3.1>
  3. ^ 'Royal Academy of Music', Oxford Concise Dictionary of Music, ed., Michael Kennedy, (Oxford, 2004) ISBN-13: 978-0-19-860884-4

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