December 2011 – Vladimir Ashkenazy, London Concert Day Trip

Vladimir Ashkenazy – London Concert Day-Trip December 11th 2011A group of fourteen students had the opportunity to spend an action-packed day in London, the highlight of which was the chance to meet Vladimir Ashkenazy backstage at the Royal Festival Hall! The day began with a very early meet at Jersey Airport, followed by the train […]

December 2011 – Christmas Concert

Christmas Concert December 9th 2011Twenty-five students came together to perform at the end-of-term Christmas Concert, in front of a large audience of family and friends.  Many children performed carols, and one particular highlight was the eight-strong ‘Cello Ensemble’ performing Silent Night.        

November/December 2011 – Winter Project Week: Helix and In Accord

Winter Project Week – Helix and In Accord   November 30th/December 1st 2011The Winter Project Week linked with Jersey Tourism to give academy students the opportunity to perform for the opening of the ‘Fête dé Noué’.  Students from the Junior and Lower Intermediate departments formed a large fifty-strong Samba group, led by the visiting Helix […]

November 2011 – Royal College of Music Junior Department

Royal College of Music Junior Department   November 27th 2011A group of six students aged 8-17 from the Royal College of Music Junior Department visited the island along with their teacher, professor Viktoria Grigoreva, for a day of masterclasses and a concert.  The connection with professor Grigoreva was made during the International Music Forum and […]

November 2011 – European Festival Baroque Orchestra

European Festival Baroque Orchestra   November 25th 2011During their visit to the island, organised by Music In Action, members of the European Festival Baroque Orchestra were hosted at the academy and kindly offered to perform an after-school concert introducing Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons.  Led by Anna Smith from the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the group took […]

October 2011 – CTV Mozart Manuscript Recording

CTV Mozart Manuscript Recording October 31st 2011Channel Television got in touch with the academy in relation to the sale of a rare Mozart manuscript through Stanley Gibbons. The 238-year-old score was part of the ‘Serenade in D major’, believed to have been composed in 1773 for the graduation of a family friend. The seven-movement work […]

October 2011 – Jersey Eisteddfod Preparation Concert

Jersey Eisteddfod Preparation Concert   October 23rd 2011In preparation for the Eisteddfod, seventeen students of various ages performed in front of an audience of family and friends to give their pieces a ‘dry-run’ before the start of the festival.  For the Eisteddfod itself, in addition to all the solo entries various academy ensembles participated in […]

August 2011 – Dame Kiri Te Kanawa Masterclass Week

  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa Masterclass Week   August 15th-21st 2011The academy hosted an incredible week of opera with students on the brink of international careers receiving tuition from soprano Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, tenor Dennis O’Neill, and pianist Michael Pollock.  An incredible busy, productive and fruitful time was had by all: MasterclassesEach morning masterclasses […]

July 2011 – Musique et Aventure 2011

Musique et Aventure 2011 July 24th-31st 2011This year marked the fifth anniversary of Musique et Aventure, the academy’s summer music course for children aged 10-17.  The course attracted forty students again this year, and as always the large body of local children was joined by various students from the UK, Guernsey and France.   Musique…Each morning music tuition […]

June/July 2011 – The Brundibár Project

The Brundibár Project June/July 2011 The Brundibár project has been a large-scale collaboration between the academy, Chetham‟s School of Music (the UK’s leading under-18 specialist music school), Victoria College Preparatory School, Springfield School, Grainville School, Jersey College for Girls, Les Quennevais School, Victoria College, and the Jersey War Tunnels. The planning for this began in […]