We are very happy to announce that His Majesty King Charles III will be the new Royal Patron of the Academy with immediate effect. This announcement is made to mark the first anniversary of the Coronation.

Jonathan Freeman-Attwood, Principal of the Royal Academy of Music said: ‘I was delighted to receive news today from Buckingham Palace that The King will continue the tradition of patronage by the monarch since George IV’s reign in 1822, when Britain’s oldest conservatoire was founded.

‘The King’s love of music and his championing of musical organisations throughout his life is something we continue to treasure. Never has such support been more appreciated as we continue to navigate the many challenges faced by the arts. We much look forward to this next chapter in the Academy’s history with the support of His Majesty.’

The Royal Academy of Music was founded in 1822 and in 1830, was granted a Royal Charter by King George IV. In recent years, the Academy has been proud to perform for The King, including a Bach cantata concert in 2010 at St James’s Palace.

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