Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Olivia Chaney has appeared on BBC Two’s Later…with Jools Holland, CBS This Morning; performed live sessions on KCRW’s Morning becomes Eclectic, BBC Radio 1 with Gilles Peterson and BBC Radio 2 with Mark Radcliffe; and in 2019 was nominated BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of the Year. He graduated with a postgraduate degree from the Royal Academy of Music in 2016, where he studied with Christopher Cowie, Sue Böhling and Melanie Ragge. Previously, as a professional soprano she has performed and recorded in some of the finest concert halls across Europe including Theatre du Chatelet, Concertgebouw, Barbican Centre, Berliner Philharmonie and the Peristile in Split, Croatia, with ensembles Academy of Ancient Music, Chapelle du Roi and Ex Cathedra. Upcoming projects include a music theatre work based on Rumpelstiltskin for Riot Ensemble with librettist Alasdair Middleton; a new multimedia work for multidisciplinary group Decoder Ensemble for HCMF 2020; a multimedia work for composer/pianist Zubin Kanga; and smaller-scale works for vocalist Alwynne Pritchard and nyckelharpist Robert Bentall, and a solo percussion work for London Sinfonietta. The Royal Academy of Music is the data controller and has overall responsibility for processing the personal data it requires to serve its students, staff, donors, alumni, ticket-buyers, volunteers, applicants and visitors, and to fulfil its role as a leading conservatoire. He later worked closely with Sir Clifford Curzon in London. Royal Academy of Music Alumni, London, United Kingdom. In 2018 she was appointed Second Oboe with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and has since joined them for many wonderful projects. He then moved to Glasgow in 2019 to join the Royal Scottish National Opera. Between 2016-18 he was Chief Conductor the London Young Sinfonia. Born in Nottingham, Beech held the Organ Scholarship at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle before winning a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music. His playing combines tremendous emotional depth with great understanding. Winner of the Royal Academy of Music’s Sir Henry Wood Scholarship and Ernest Read Prize in 2017, he was the youngest semi-finalist in the London Symphony Orchestra Donatella Flick Conducting Competition in 2018. A list of alumni can be seen here. His broad career encompasses many complementary roles including solo and chamber musician, choral and orchestral director, teacher and academic researcher. Sir Harrison Birtwistle was born in 1934 and studied clarinet and composition at the Royal Academy of Music. Ventris made a long-anticipated role debut in 2019 as Tristan in Wagner’s epic Tristan und Isolde under Alain Altinoglu at La Monnaie, with Operatraveller.com writing: ‘In the love duet, he sang with honeyed warmth, blending handsomely with Merbeth [Isolde] and the orchestra below.’ The same year brought further Tristan performances, this time at the Royal Danish Opera conducted by Lothar Koenigs, and 2020 saw a return to The Metropolitan Opera in a role debut as Tambourmajor in Wozzeck conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Welcome to the Royal Academy of Music Facebook page. 'My time at the Academy definitely set me on the path of what I do now! He has also participated in masterclasses with Martyn Brabbins and Pierre-André Valade, and as part of the Dirigentenforum in Germany. 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. This work, together with Verses for Ensembles and The Triumph of Time, firmly established Birtwistle as a leading voice in British music. Born in Florence, Chaney grew up in Oxford, studying composition, piano and voice. As Artistic Director she has quickly been recognised for the striking, enticing tone of her programming, reflecting her own twin interests of song and chamber music. A deeply passionate and sensitive pianist, Christian Blackshaw is celebrated for the incomparable musicianship of his performances. 14 were here. 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. She was recently elected an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music in recognition of significant contribution to the field. A dedicated and much sought-after teacher, Charlston has played a significant role at several prestigious British conservatoires and universities. He joined Philippe Jordan at Salzburger Festspiele in the title role of the lesser-performed Rienzi, made his role debut as Tannhäuser under Sir Mark Elder at Opéra national de Paris, and appeared as Lohengrin at Grand Théâtre de Genève, Teatro Real and The Dallas Opera. Upcoming plans include her debut as Mother in the European premiere of Missy Mazzoli’s award-winning Breaking the Waves for Scottish Opera, and a welcome return to the role of Mrs Lovett with Bergen National Opera, and Klytaemnestra in concert with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra under Kirill Karabits. Other notable highlights include The Cure for the Aldeburgh Festival and Royal Opera House; 5 Lessons in a Frame for London Sinfonietta and Ensemble Musikfabrik; and Deep Time, which was commissioned by the Staatskapelle Berlin and the BBC, and received its UK premiere at the 2017 Proms. 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