Royal Academy of Music

Founded in 1822, the Royal Academy of Music’s impact on international musical life is inestimable, including alumni as varied as Sir Simon Rattle, Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Sir Elton John and Annie Lennox.

Every year talented young musicians from over fifty countries study at the Academy, attracted by renowned teachers and a rich artistic culture that broadens their musical horizons, develops their professional creativity, and fosters their entrepreneurial spirit, with an unrivalled calendar of concerts, operas, musical theatre shows and other events. All these facets contribute to what The Guardian has described as a ‘cosmopolitan confidence that is in tune with the global music industry’.

The Academy’s museum is home to significant collections of instruments and artefacts.

As the Academy approaches its bicentenary it goes from strength to strength. It has recently been rated the best conservatoire for research and the second-highest rated institution in the country for student satisfaction.

Sir Simon Rattle, Royal Academy of Music alumnus, rehearses Bruckner with Academy Symphony Orchestra

Maxim Vengerov, the Royal Academy of Music’s Menuhin Professor, gives termly masterclasses

Royal Academy of Music Musical Theatre production

Royal Academy of Music student ensemble in rehearsal

Royal Academy of Music
Marylebone Road
London NW1 5HT

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