What's On at the Royal Academy of Music this Autumn?

07 September 2023
By Ellie Palmer
We highlight some of the must-see events worth adding to your diary over the next few months

Academy Piano Series at Wigmore Hall

13 September onwards

Wigmore Hall

Pianist Ignas Maknickas kicks off the Academy Piano Series on 13 September


The Royal Academy of Music’s Piano Series at Wigmore Hall, the first partnership of its kind for a UK conservatoire, continues with three concerts in the autumn term. Audiences can see some of the Academy’s most extraordinary pianists in this series: Ignas Maknickas pairs Schubert’s transcendental final Sonata with five ethereal miniatures by Lithuanian composer Remesa on 13 September; Joseph Havlat presents a programme of folk music reimagined on 18 October; and George Xiaoyuan Fu rounds off the autumn series with a performance of Debussy’s études, alongside more recent works by pianist-composers on 1 November.

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Joanna MacGregor Masterclass

Tuesday 26 September, 10am

Duke’s Hall – Royal Academy of Music

The Royal Academy of Music’s Head of Piano, innovative performer, curator and conductor Joanna MacGregor CBE, leads a public masterclass at Duke's Hall.

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Autumn Piano Festival

Tuesday 31 October

Duke’s Hall – Royal Academy of Music

Professor Joanna MacGregor returns again to curate this year’s annual Autumn Piano Festival, which offers a rare chance to spend a full day experiencing the complete Années de pèlerinage: 26 of Liszt’s finest pieces written over a period of nearly 40 years. In addition to performances, the day’s events examine Liszt’s development as a Romantic artist and deep thinker.

This festival provides the perfect opportunity to enjoy the artistry of Academy’s talented young pianists and is free to attend.

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