Royal Academy students to perform at festival

Students frm the Royal Academy to perform at Ribchester Music Festival. (s)
Students frm the Royal Academy to perform at Ribchester Music Festival. (s)

The country’s top musical college, The Royal Academy of Music in London, is sending nine of its top students to the Ribble Valley to perform at this year’s Ribchester Music Festival.

The Royal Academy of Music, a constituent college of the University of London, was founded in 1822 and is Britain’s oldest degree-granting music school. Many famous musicians – singers, players, conductors and composers – have studied at the Academy including Sir Simon Rattle, Sir Elton John and Dame Evelyn Glennie.

“The Academy” as it likes to be known is sending hugely talented violinist Maciej Burdzy from Warsaw to perform at St Wilfrid’s Church in Ribchester with piano accompaniment. The Misha Mullov-Abbado Jazz Quintet will also perform in a late night Jazz concert at Ribchester Village Hall on Friday June 26th and the Trumpet/Piano duo Chris Hart and Daniel King-Smith will perform at the traditional bagels and bubbly lunchtime concert at the historic St Saviours at Stydd on Saturday, June 27th.

Festival chairman Tim Rainford commented: “We are delighted to continue our collaboration with The Academy. Even though their names may not be familiar, the young classical musicians put on amazing performances and our audiences always thoroughly enjoy the concerts. The students will undoubtedly go on to have successful careers, and those who attend will be able to say they saw them first in Ribchester.”

l For further information and to purchase tickets, visit www.ribchesterfestival.co.uk