An institution that trained Sir Arthur Sullivan, Sir Henry Wood, Sir John Barbirolli, Lionel Tertis, Dame Myra Hess, Dame Moura Lympany, Richard Lewis, Dennis Brain, Sir Clifford Curzon, Philip Langridge and John Dankworth, and with strong associations back to Mendelssohn, is bound to be proud of its history; but the Academy is firmly focused on refreshing creative traditions for tomorrow’s musical leaders in the classical, jazz, media and musical theatre worlds. Every year some of the most talented young musicians from over fifty countries come to study at the Academy, attracted by renowned teachers and by a rich artistic culture that broadens their musical horizons, develops their professional creativity, and fosters their entrepreneurial spirit. In addition to a busy schedule of lessons, classes and masterclasses, students benefit from the Academy’s ambitious and unrivalled calendar of concerts, operas, musical theatre shows and other events, in which they work with leading practitioners such as Sir Simon Rattle, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Trevor Pinnock, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Semyon Bychkov, Thomas Brandis and Barbara Bonney. As International Chair of Conducting Studies from 1988 until he died in 2013, Sir Colin Davis conducted a total of eight operas and over fifty orchestral concerts at the Academy.
Alphabetical listing of all musical works
|Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune, L87 (Debussy/Sachs)|
|Symphony No 2 in C minor (Bruckner/Payne)|
|Symphony No 4 in G major (Mahler/Stein)|
|Wein, Weib und Gesang, Op 333 (Strauss Jr./Berg)|