The Royal Academy of Music celebrates its Bicentenary with concerts and visits from some of the world’s greatest artists
#Academy200 celebrations run from January 2022 to July 2023, the year students were first enrolled, marking 200 years since the conservatoire was founded in 1822.

Semyon Bychkov conducts the Academy Symphony Orchestra in Mahler Symphony No 3 (23 Jun).
World premiere of Freya Waley-Cohen’s opera WITCH, commissioned by the Academy (23-26 Mar).
Christian Thielemann, Ludovic Morlot, Lorenza Borrani, John Wilson, Sir Mark Elder and Trevor Pinnock conduct the Academy Symphony Orchestra and Academy Chamber Orchestra (from 21 Jan).
Masterclasses by world-famous artists including Dame Sarah Connolly, James Ehnes, Joyce DiDonato, Dave Holland, Angelika Kirchschlager, Igor Levit and Claude-Michel Schönberg in spring (from 10 Jan).
New two-year Bach in Leipzig series of the first cantata cycle of 1723, following the critically acclaimed Sunday Bach Cantatas and Bach the European (from 23 Jan).
Five-part podcast series bringing to life stories from the Academy’s past and present.
Performance of Purcell’s The Fairy Queen using the autograph score from the Academy’s collections.
New staged work, Daylighting, by Louise Drewett featuring local school children (22-25 Feb).
Festival of works from 1822 and 1922, featuring the Academy Song Circle at Wigmore Hall (30 Jan) and a chamber festival curated by violin professor Levon Chilingirian (from 1 Feb).
Royal Academy Musical Theatre Company working with Claude-Michel Schönberg, Imelda Staunton, John Caird, Natalie Abrahami and Sandy Faison.
Continuation of the ambitious 200 PIECES series of 200 new works written for solo instruments and voices, including by Hans Abrahamsen, Sir George Benjamin, Sally Beamish and Daniel Kidane.