Described by The Telegraph as ‘in a class of his own’, James Baillieu has been prize-winner at the Wigmore Hall Song Competition and Das Lied International Song Competition, and he has won a Kathleen Ferrier Award and Richard Tauber Prize. Following studies with Gordon Green at the Royal Manchester College of Music and the Royal Academy of Music, winning the gold medals at each, Blackshaw was the first British pianist to study at the Leningrad Conservatory with Moisei Halfin. He also conducted the choir live on BBC Radio 3. They were finalists in the 2016 Royal Over-Seas League Annual Music Competition and were Open Academy/Wigmore Hall Learning Fellows in 2016/2017. Following the impact of these festivals, New Paths was additionally asked to take on the long-running Beverley Chamber Music Festival, of which Burgess and international pianist Martin Roscoe are now Co-Artistic Directors. He gave his acclaimed debut as conductor at Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in 2018 and recently was guest conductor with the Bochumer Symphoniker. Amandine Savary (Piano, Chamber Music) Mark Shanahan (Conducting – former Visiting Professor) Paul Silverthorne (viola) David Strange (Cello, Head of Strings) Yevgeny Sudbin (piano, visiting professor) Jeremy Summerly (Sterndale Bennett Lecturer in Music) Robert Tear (Opera – Visiting Professor) Michael Thompson (Horn) Patsy Toh (Piano) Birtwistle has received many honours including the Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition, Ernst von Siemens Music Prize, Wihuri Sibelius Prize, Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres and a British knighthood. Previously he taught at the Royal Academy of Music, where he founded the Department of Historical Performance in 1995, and was International Visiting Tutor in Harpsichord at the Royal Northern College of Music until 2019. She also studied for an MA in Theatre Directing at RADA. In August 1999, she was appointed principal harp of the Royal Danish Orchestra and, in May 2000, she made Associate of the Royal Academy of Music in recognition of her distinguished performance in the profession. There were numerous performing opportunities, wonderful colleagues to partner with - both instrumental and vocal - and the opportunity of playing with colleagues in their own lessons and classes meant that I was able to learn from great teachers from all areas of the Academy, whilst my own specialized teachers were focused on my pianistic and musical development. These are your pages; a chance to celebrate success and to reconnect with college friends old and new. Alumni of the Royal Academy of Music, a music school in London which has been a constituent college of the University of London since 1999. A list of alumni can be seen here. Susan Bullock’s position as one of the world’s most sought-after British dramatic sopranos was recognised by the award of a CBE in June 2014. Selected to join the London Philharmonic Orchestra 1st violin section. Awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list 2020. They are founder members of the VIDA Guitar Quartet who have rapidly become one of the world’s most celebrated classical guitar ensembles with 4 CDs to date and concerts throughout Europe USA and China. She later gained a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music, where she continued to study with Boden and also Skaila Kanga. Awarded 1st prize at the 2020 Mahler International Conducting Competition. Andrea is the Head of Choral Conducting at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, leading and teaching on the postgraduate programmes. He is currently Chair of Historical Keyboard Instruments and Professor of Harpsichord at the Royal College of Music. He has also been an Artist in Residence at Wigmore Hall. Cast in the ensemble of Bring It On The Musical tour. Academy alumni permeate all areas of the music profession, and lead the way in concert halls, opera houses and theatres across the globe. A deeply passionate and sensitive pianist, Christian Blackshaw is celebrated for the incomparable musicianship of his performances. A regular presence on the stage of the Royal Opera House, Bell's most recent appearances there have included Eva, Madame Lidoine and her highly acclaimed Elisabeth in Tannhäuser, about which The Times wrote ‘her timbre has always been unique but now Bell shows so much more: perfect intonation, tenderness, subtle variation, compelling acting’. Simon Rattle, Felicity Lott, Elton John and Harrison Birtwistle all learnt their craft here. Released solo album That's the Berries! In 2014, Harrison Birtwistle composed Responses: Sweet Disorder and the Carefully Careless, a concerto for piano and orchestra for his 80th birthday year, which was co-commissioned by Musica Viva Munich, Casa da Música Porto, London Philharmonic Orchestra and Boston Symphony Orchestra. Overview Alumni About us The Royal Academy of Music has been training musicians to the highest professional standards since its foundation in 1822. He studied music at Keble College, University of Oxford, where he was organ scholar, and then harpsichord at the Royal Academy of Music. In 1960, he travelled to Princeton as a Harkness Fellow, where he completed the opera Punch and Judy. Conducting engagements have included concert performances at the Barbican, Royal Albert Hall, and St Martin-in-the-Fields, in addition to concert tours across Europe and to the East and West coasts of America. In 2016, Ashton was appointed Principal Flute in the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and has enjoyed the opportunity to explore a huge range of orchestral music, from core repertoire to the more unusual. Born in South Africa, Baillieu studied at the University of Cape Town and the Royal Academy of Music with Michael Dussek, Malcolm Martineau and Kathryn Stott. Whether you’re an RNCM graduate or an alum of one of our founding institutions (the Royal Manchester College of Music and the Northern School of Music), whatever you’re doing, wherever in the world, we’d love to hear from you. Media in category "Alumni of the Royal Academy of Music" The following 7 files are in this category, out of 7 total. Orchestral piece Bone Palace Ballet, written for the London Symphony Orchestra, featured on the new CD Panufnik Legacies III released on LSO Live. Much in demand as a choral conductor and music education consultant, she began her studies at the University of Oxford prior to gaining her MMus in Choral Direction and Church Music at the Royal Academy of Music. Their unique relationship was captured in the film, Set the Piano Stool on Fire, by Mark Kidel. A passionate chamber musician, Clay is also a member of the Cavendish Winds quintet with fellow Academy alumni. Debut album Mellow Mind released in August 2020. Recording of the Chopin concerti for Decca Classics has been awarded a Diapason d’or de l’année 2020 in the concerto category. Matijas-Mecca joined the University of Michigan in 1998 after having served for several years on the faculty at Interlochen Arts Academy where he accompanied the Academy Choir in addition to the dance and instrumental and vocal music programs. Her early piano music has a deep connection to her Jamaican heritage and there is music for solo voice and for choir. He has performed in Jenůfa for The Metropolitan Opera and Opernhaus Zürich, Der Freischütz at Teatro alla Scala and Palestrina at Bayerische Staatsoper. Castledine is also the Musical Director of Peterborough and Ramsey Choral Societies and currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Church Music Society. Alberga now lives in the English countryside with her husband, the violinist Thomas Bowes, and together they have founded and nurtured an original festival - Arcadia. Won the 'Best Mystery' Audie award for his audiobook narration of The Chestnut Man by Søren Sveistrup. In recent years, Ashfield's stand-out performance as Elder McKinley in The Book of Mormon in the West End and on Broadway has won him an Olivier Award, and both WhatsOnStage and BroadwayWorld Awards. Baillieu enjoys working with young musicians and is a professor at the Royal Academy of Music, coach for the Jette Parker Young Artist Programme at the Royal Opera House, course leader for the Samling Institute for Young Artists and head of the Song Programme at Verbier Festival Academy’s Atelier Lyrique. Welcome to the Royal Academy of Music Facebook page. Recent highlights include her house debut at Bayerische Staatsoper as Eva in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg; Freia in Das Rheingold with The Hallé; Madame Lidoine in Dialogues des Carmélites at Staatsoper Hamburg; and Leonore in Fidelio at Oper Köln. Following graduation, Beech spent two years as Assistant Master of the Music at St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral in Edinburgh, where he accompanied the cathedral choir in its round of daily services, on a Delphian recording of the choral works of Kenneth Leighton, which was awarded 5 stars by BBC Music Magazine, and on a number of international tours. Awarded the Gold medal at the 2020 ROSL Annual Music Competition final. Prior to this he was awarded a first-class degree in music from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, where he was also presented with the Director’s Prize for all-round excellence and service to the Academy. We are hugely proud of the breadth and diversity of their careers, and the significant contribution our alumni make to the music profession and beyond. As a percussionist, Bedewi appears frequently with the Colin Currie Group, an internationally-acclaimed ensemble founded in 2006 specialising in the music of Steve Reich. Critics have been unanimous in their praise, describing these ‘landmark’ recordings as ‘captivating’, ‘magical’ and ‘masterful’. Of her most distinctive roles, Wagner’s Brünnhilde has garnered outstanding praise, leading Bullock to become the first-ever soprano to sing four consecutive cycles of Der Ring des Nibelungen at the Royal Opera House under Sir Antonio Pappano. The opportunity to work with so many different singers and instrumentalists, all in one concentrated bubble, was extraordinary. New album of French repertoire for violin and piano, Les Saisons Françaises, released on Stone Records. The list includes people like Alan Rickman, Albert Finney, Michael Sheen, Ralph Fiennes & Allison Janney. Cast in new Cinderella film to be released in February 2021. Prior to joining the BBCSO in 2017 he held the position of Co-Principal Timpanist with the London Symphony Orchestra, whilst simultaneously freelancing with all of the major orchestras in London and the UK. In 2018 she was appointed Second Oboe with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and has since joined them for many wonderful projects. Talented Royal College of Music students and alumni made up the majority of finalists in this year’s Kathleen Ferrier Awards. His role debut as Prince Andrey Khovansky in Khovanshchina at Wiener Staatsoper, conducted by Semyon Bychkov, was subsequently seen at the Royal Albert Hall as part of the 2017 BBC Proms. While still a student at the Academy, Clay began freelancing with various orchestras including the London Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Andrea was the Artistic Director of Various Voices, an international choral festival involving 60+ international choirs performing at the Southbank Centre which was awarded the Inspire mark from the London 2012 Olympics Committee. We're excited to discover who’s next. Bowler completed her BMus (Hons) at the Royal Northern College of Music and Sibelius Academy, Finland, followed by her MMus and PhD at the Royal Academy of Music. In more recent seasons, Bell has appeared as Elsa in Lohengrin for Staatsoper Hamburg; the title role in Arabella at Oper Köln; as Eva for Opernhaus Zürich; and as the Governess for Staatsoper Berlin. Our relationship with former students is lifelong and everyone who attended Senior or Junior Academy is a member of our alumni … Featured on new recording of David Lewiston Sharpe's 60-minute song cycle for soprano, tenor and piano, In the Tavern of Sweet Songs. Prior to taking up her role at Peterborough, Castledine was Director of Music and Organist at St Mark’s, Hamilton Terrace, worked with Finchley Children’s Music Group and was Visiting Lecturer and Director of the Chamber Choir at City, University of London. In 2007, he graduated with a DipRAM and received the Christian Carpenter Award in recognition of his outstanding achievements. A native of Toronto now living in the UK, Anderson-Frank received his Master’s degree with the highest honours from the Royal Academy of Music as a full-scholarship pupil of Maurice Hasson. The Royal Academy of Music in London, England, is the oldest conservatoire in the UK, founded in 1822 by John Fane and Nicolas-Charles Bochsa. She returned to the role of Elisabeth last season at both the Deutsche Oper Berlin and Bayerische Staatsoper. New album, Tanbou Kache, released on New Focus Recordings. He earned a Master’s degree in pure mathematics at the University of Paris VI. Membership of the online Alumni Portal will enable you to: search for fellow alumni in the Alumni Directory; access the Naxos and JSTOR online libraries; ... Royal Academy Of Music Marylebone Road, London NW1 5HT, UK. This list of distinguished Royal Academy of Music alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Royal Academy of Music are at the top of the list. She was President of the MTA (2015-2016), the UK's largest and longest established association of music teaching professionals, and in 2017 gained the National Professional Qualification in Senior Leadership (NPQSL). Appointed Professor of Double Bass, Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Munich. Equally at home in the ranks of the orchestra as she is at the front of the stage, she performed Boulez’s Memoriale at the Edinburgh International Festival under Matthias Pintscher in 2016 and, more recently, recorded Bernstein’s Halil with John Wilson for broadcast on BBC Radio 3. Appointed General Music Director at the Pforzheim Theatre, in Baden-Württemberg, starting in September 2020. In the second year, I focused more on building lasting duo partnerships and made use of the wonderful performance opportunities that were available in the various prestigious concert series at the Academy and also at festivals and venues around the UK. Commissioned by BBC Proms to write a unique First Night arrangement for a Grand Virtual Orchestra to mark the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth. Henry Clay is currently Principal Cor Anglais with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. For ten (long and somewhat uncomfortable!) Ventris appeared as Peter Grimes at Opernhaus Zürich and Deutsche Oper Berlin, Florestan in Fidelio at Washington National Opera, Sergei in Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk in Geneva, Madrid, London and Brussels, and Jimmy Mahoney in Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny at both Staatsoper Berlin and Wiener Staatsoper. His work for solo alto recorder, Diaries of the Early Worm, won the Solo or Duo category at the Ivors Composer Awards 2020. TV: Philip Worth in Call the Midwife. Terence Charlston is an internationally acknowledged specialist performer on early keyboard instruments, particularly harpsichord, clavichord and organ. Sir Harrison Birtwistle was born in 1934 and studied clarinet and composition at the Royal Academy of Music. The duo have always championed new commissions and are dedicatees of new works by internationally acclaimed composers including Adam Gorb, Dusan Bogdanovic, Gary Ryan and Johannes Moller. The list includes people like Elton John, Arthur Sullivan, Bill Bailey, Myleene Klass & Aled Jones. On graduating, Chaney taught herself guitar and Indian harmonium, and began performing regularly as an eclectic soloist. Recent notable performances include the Mozart cycle in Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing, a return to the Stars of the White Nights Festival in St Petersburg and debuts at the Schwetzingen Festival and Edinburgh International Festival. Prior to that, she studied at Indiana University with Emile Naoumoff and Professors Brancart, Auer, Gulli and Tocco and at the Royal Academy of Music with Hamish Milne. 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