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. Having won numerous scholarships and awards during his studies, he took first prize in the Academy’s inaugural Dorothy Cooper organ competition (2016) and graduated with a first-class degree in 2017, also being presented with a Regency Award for 'notable achievement'. Won the 'Best Mystery' Audie award for his audiobook narration of The Chestnut Man by Søren Sveistrup. He was Founder Director of the Hellensmusic Festival, which was established in 2013. She later gained a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music, where she continued to study with Boden and also Skaila Kanga. He was a member of the quartet London Baroque between 1995 and 2007 and the ensemble Florilegium between 2011 and 2019. On graduating, Chaney taught herself guitar and Indian harmonium, and began performing regularly as an eclectic soloist. 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. Their unique relationship was captured in the film, Set the Piano Stool on Fire, by Mark Kidel. Start your week with this uplifting 'Bach in lockdown' virtual performance by Academy alumni - Ilona Suomalainen, Barton’s Glowacki, Iñigo Mikeleiz Berrade & Katariina Ahjoniemi with Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No.3 #RAMplaysON He earned a Master’s degree in pure mathematics at the University of Paris VI. … Prior to this, he attended the Royal Northern College of Music and the University of Manchester on the Joint Course under the tutelage of Jennifer Galloway and Hugh McKenna. CHEN, Bobby ARAM piano. Appointed Professor of Double Bass, Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Munich. Recent recordings with the quartet include a critically acclaimed album, Albion Refracted, for the Champs Hill label, featuring the premiere recordings of Mark-Anthony Turnage's Twisted Blues with Twisted Ballad and Joseph Phibb's String Quartet No 1. Other career highlights have included tours of Australia with the Australian Chamber Orchestra directed by Richard Tognetti, and tours and recordings with Ton Koopman and the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra. An engaging concert performer, Emma Bell has enjoyed a close collaboration with Sir Antonio Pappano on works such as Strauss’s Vier letzte Lieder with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Britten’s War Requiem with the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, and both Rossini’s Stabat Mater and Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis with the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. A Concerto for two guitars was written by Stephen Dodgson in the duo’s honour. Appointed Principal Horn of the BBC Philharmonic. years his posterior adorned many London buses and tube posters as Bob Gaudio in the original London cast of Jersey Boys. Accepted on the 2020 Salzburger Festspiele Young Singer's Programme and joining the studio of the Vienna State Opera for two years from September 2020. 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. She returned to the role of Elisabeth last season at both the Deutsche Oper Berlin and Bayerische Staatsoper. ', ‘At the piano, Baillieu was a beautifully matched “partner in crime” (Davidsen’s phrase, in one of several disarmingly sweet spoken introductions), with quicksilver fingers in Grieg, a delicious flexibility of tempo in Strauss and delicately balanced sound throughout. Talented Royal College of Music students and alumni made up the majority of finalists in this year’s Kathleen Ferrier Awards. Recently, Bullock returned to Wigmore Hall in their Wigmore Lates series with pianist Richard Sisson. They have recorded 7 CDs to date, the most recent was released in 2017 featuring the first complete recording on two guitars of Cançons i Danses by Federico Mompou arranged by Mark Eden. In the same year, he received the Beethoven-Ring by the German society, Bürger für Beethoven. Winner of the 2020/21 Musicians' Company's New Elizabethan Award for guitarists and lutenists. Cast in the ensemble of Bring It On The Musical tour. Scottish actor and musician Stephen Ashfield trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the Royal Academy of Music, London. We love to hear from you – send us your news, updates or just say hello at firstname.lastname@example.org. Loewe’s sometimes deceptively simple figurations seemed fraught with meaning throughout, and his playing in Mahler’s Ich Atmet’ Einen Linden Duft Important large-scale compositions include his operas The Minotaur, Gawain, The Second Mrs Kong and The Last Supper; concertos Panic, Antiphonies and Concerto for Violin and Orchestra; as well as orchestral scores Earth Dances, Exody and The Shadow of Night. At the age of 13, Armstrong met Alfred Brendel, who has guided him as a teacher and mentor ever since. She co-founded the award-winning Women Conductors and Wavelength programmes, both designed to encourage, educate and promote women within the conducting profession. In recent years, Nathaniel has been invited to guest lead the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; previously, he was Assistant Leader of the Philharmonia. 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. Beynon then completed her studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur Musique et Danse de Lyon with Fabrice Pierre, where she was awarded a DENSM with ‘félicitations du jury’ and completed her postgraduate course with two performances of the Alberto Ginastera Harp Concerto. Recently appointed Organist in Residence and Choir Director at St. Thomas Aquinas, Charlottesville, Parish to the University of Virginia. Winner of the Ferrier Loveday Song Prize at the 2020 Kathleen Ferrier Award competition. He has also been busy creating the role of Hamish McLarnon in the new Broadway-bound British musical, Becoming Nancy, which was recently previewed in Atlanta. 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. He studied music at Keble College, University of Oxford, where he was organ scholar, and then harpsichord at the Royal Academy of Music. Awarded the Mozaik Philanthropy Future Art Awards prize for his multimedia video installation piece Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free which was written in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the USA. Sir James Galway (born 1939), flautist. Bulgaria area Orchestra "Levon Manukyan Collegium Musicum" at Bulgaria Music Education Royal Academy of Music, U. of London 2003 — 2004 Academy, piano Royal College of Music 2001 — 2003 College, piano, 8 Level High School of Music "Pancho Vladigerov" 1991 — 1999 piano Conducting student of Ivan Marinov 1998 — 2003 private student National Music Academy "Pancho Vladigerov" - Sofia … She also studied for an MA in Theatre Directing at RADA. 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. Conducting ‘with spirit and vitality – and musical integrity always at its core’, Andrea Brown has led award-winning concerts and festivals across the globe. A list of alumni can be seen here. Her second solo album, Shelter, released on Nonesuch Records in 2018 and made with New York-based producer Thomas Bartlett was met with critical acclaim, being called ‘a big, beautiful new record’ (Mojo, Albums of the Year ★★★★), ‘rare beauty’ (The Sunday Times) and ‘an elegant, luminous album’ (the Observer). In 2016, he was shortlisted for the Royal Philharmonic Society Young Artist Award. Andrea very much enjoyed her studies at the Royal Academy of Music, undertaking the Choral Conducting MA as a sabbatical giving her the opportunity and space to further develop technique and skills. 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. Media in category "Alumni of the Royal Academy of Music" The following 7 files are in this category, out of 7 total. Recently Director of Music at Morley College, and Head of Teaching and Learning with Surrey Music Hub, Andrea is a passionate advocate for music education. was simply exquisite.’ - The Guardian, January 2020, ‘Yende’s partner for this recital, fellow South African James Baillieu, was extraordinary, showing all the makings of an exceptional vocal accompanist: his vivid playing never upstaged his partner, and he followed her beautifully, his choices responding to hers in real time…Baillieu might become one of the few pianists to achieve real fame as a vocal accompanist." Our relationship with former students is lifelong and everyone who attended Senior or Junior Academy is a member of our alumni … He served as visiting artist and music advisor to the orchestras of the Manhattan School of Music and has been a regular visiting artist at the Royal Academy of Music in London. Baillieu has given solo and chamber recitals at prestigious venues and festivals throughout Europe and further afield. Registered charity no. Joseph Beech has held the position of Sub-Organist at Durham Cathedral since September 2019. A committed educator, Anderson-Frank regularly coaches students at both the Royal Academy of Music and the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance, where he has also held solo and chamber music fellowships. New musical #zooilogicalsociety released as online album, due to be staged later in 2020. You can apply for your first alumni card or request a replacement through the Online Alumni Portal, under ‘Alumni Card request’. Bertie Baigent is Assistant Conductor of the Colorado Symphony and Music Director of Waterperry Opera Festival. His extensive discography reflects his passionate interest in keyboard music of all types and styles. An acclaimed debut at Bayreuther Festspiele as Parsifal led to a number of other appearances in the role, including at Wiener Staatsoper, Bayerische Staatsoper, Royal Opera House, Opéra national de Paris, San Francisco Opera and Opernhaus Zürich. In addition to her commitments with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Ashton maintains a busy freelance schedule, appearing regularly as Guest Principal Flute with orchestras including the London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia and John Wilson Orchestra. The duo were the first guitarists since Julian Bream to be Editor’s Choice in Gramophone magazine with their ‘landmark recording’ of works by Stephen Dodgson. He has also performed around the world with a variety of orchestras and conductors including the John Wilson Orchestra, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Europe and the Australian World Orchestra under Sir Simon Rattle and Riccardo Muti. 1.5K likes. Antoine Bedewi holds the position of Principal Timpanist with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, best known as the host orchestra of the world’s biggest international classical music festival, the BBC Proms. Leonard N. Fowles (1870–1939), composer, organist and choirmaster. 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 holds the Academy’s LRAM teaching diploma. Megumi Fujita of the Fujita Piano Trio. McCarthy returned to the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance in February as external examiner for the Graduate Diploma in Music … Cast Recordings: Ha’penny Bridge, Tomorrow Morning and Jersey Boys. She was made an Associate of the Academy in 2018, recognising outstanding contribution to the industry. Catherine Beynon began playing the harp at the age of eight and shortly afterwards won a scholarship from Surrey County Council to attend the Royal College of Music Junior Department, where she studied with Daphne Boden.