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The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) is an examinations board and registered charity based in London, UK, which provides examinations in music at centres around the world.
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Alfred Schnittke (Альфре́д Га́рриевич Шни́тке, Alfred Garrievič Šnitke; November 24, 1934August 3, 1998) was a Soviet and Russian composer.
Anne, Princess Royal (Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise; born 15 August 1950) is the second child and only daughter of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
Annie Lennox, (born 25 December 1954), born Ann Lennox, is a Scottish singer, songwriter, political activist and philanthropist.
Sir Arnold Edward Trevor Bax, KCVO (8 November 18833 October 1953) was an English composer and writer.
Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan MVO (13 May 1842 – 22 November 1900) was an English composer.
Arvo Pärt (born 11 September 1935) is an Estonian composer of classical and sacred music.
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Bachelor of Music (B.M., B.Mus., Mus.B. or Mus.Bac.) is an academic degree awarded by a college, university, or conservatory upon completion of program of study in music.
Baker Street is a street in the Marylebone district of the City of Westminster in London.
Birgitte, Duchess of Gloucester (Birgitte Eva; formerly van Deurs; born Henriksen on 20 June 1946), is the wife of Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester, who is a grandson of King George V and Queen Mary and first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II.
Carl Maria Friedrich Ernst von Weber (18 or 19 November 1786 5 June 1826) was a German composer, conductor, pianist, guitarist and critic, one of the first significant composers of the Romantic school.
Central London is the innermost part of London, England.
A charitable organization is a type of non-profit organization (NPO).
Sir Alan Charles Maclaurin Mackerras, AC, CH, CBE (1925 2010) was an Australian conductor.
Christian Thielemann (born 1 April 1959 in Berlin) is a German conductor.
Christoph von Dohnányi (born 8 September 1929) is a German conductor.
Sir Clifford Michael Curzon, CBE (18 May 19071 September 1982) was an English pianist.
Sir Colin Rex Davis, CH, CBE (25 September 1927 – 14 April 2013) was an English conductor.
A collegiate university (also federal university or affiliating university) is a university in which governing authority and functions are divided between a central administration and a number of constituent colleges.
Daniel Barenboim (Hebrew: דניאל ברנבוים; born 15 November 1942) is an Argentine pianist and conductor.
Dennis Brain (17 May 19211 September 1957) was a British virtuoso horn player who was largely credited for popularizing the horn as a solo classical instrument with the post-war British public.
Diana, Princess of Wales (Diana Frances; née Spencer; 1 July 1961 – 31 August 1997), was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, who is the eldest child and heir apparent of Queen Elizabeth II.
A Doctor of Philosophy degree (often abbreviated Ph.D., PhD, D.Phil., or DPhil) or a Doctorate of Philosophy, from the Latin Doctor Philosophiae, is a type of doctorate awarded by universities in many countries.
Edward Gardner OBE (born 22 November 1974) is a British conductor.
Elliott Cook Carter, Jr. (December 11, 1908 – November 5, 2012) was an American composer who was twice awarded the Pulitzer Prize.
Sir Elton Hercules John CBE (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight, 25 March 1947) is an English composer and singer, who accompanies himself on the piano.
Dame Eva Turner DBE (10 March 1892 - 16 June 1990) was an English dramatic soprano with an international reputation.
Dame Evelyn Elizabeth Ann Glennie, DBE (born 19 July 1965) is a Scottish virtuoso percussionist.
Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, also known as the Tallis Fantasia, is a work for string orchestra by the British composer Ralph Vaughan Williams.
Franco Donatoni (9 June 1927 – 17 August 2000) was an Italian composer.
Galina Ivanovna Ustvolskaya, also Ustwolskaja or Oustvolskaia (Гали́на Ива́новна Уство́льская, 17 June 1919, Petrograd – 22 December 2006, St. Petersburg), was a Russian composer of classical music.
George Frideric (or Frederick) Handel (born Georg Friedrich Händel,; 23 February 1685 (O.S.) – 14 April 1759) was a German-born British Baroque composer who spent the bulk of his career in London, becoming well known for his operas, oratorios, anthems, and organ concertos.
George IV (George Augustus Frederick; 12 August 1762 – 26 June 1830) was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and of Hanover following the death of his father, George III, on 29 January 1820, until his own death ten years later.
George Frideric Handel's Gloria is a sacred solo cantata, a setting of the Gloria, the liturgical part of the Mass, for soprano and strings.
GRSM is an abbreviation for Graduate of the Royal Schools of Music (London).
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The guitar is a popular musical instrument classified as a string instrument with anywhere from 4 to 18 strings, usually having 6.
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György Kurtág (born 19 February 1926 in Lugoj) is a Hungarian composer.
György Sándor Ligeti (Ligeti György Sándor; 28 May 1923 – 12 June 2006) was a composer of contemporary classical music.
Hanover Square is a square in Mayfair, Westminster, situated to the south west of Oxford Circus, the major junction where Oxford Street meets Regent Street.
Hans Werner Henze (1 July 1926 – 27 October 2012) was a German composer.
Harriet Cohen CBE (2 December 189513 November 1967) was a British pianist.
Sir Harrison Birtwistle (born 15 July 1934) is a British composer.
Henry Purcell (c. 10 September 1659According to Holman and Thompson (Grove Music Online, see References) there is uncertainty regarding the year and day of birth. No record of baptism has been found. The year 1659 is based on Purcell's memorial tablet in Westminster Abbey and the frontispiece of his Sonnata's of III. Parts (London, 1683). The day 10 September is based on vague inscriptions in the manuscript GB-Cfm 88. It may also be relevant that he was appointed to his first salaried post on 10 September 1677, which would have been his eighteenth birthday. – 21 November 1695) was an English composer.
Sir Henry Joseph Wood (3 March 186919 August 1944) was an English conductor best known for his association with London's annual series of promenade concerts, known as the Proms.
The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) is the official agency for the collection, analysis and dissemination of quantitative information about higher education in the United Kingdom.
An honorary degree or a degree honoris causa (Latin: "for the sake of the honor") is an academic degree for which a university (or other degree-awarding institution) has waived the usual requirements, such as matriculation, residence, study and the passing of examinations.
The humanities are academic disciplines that study human culture.
Il Cannone Guarnerius of 1743 is a violin fabricated by Italian luthier Giuseppe Antonio Guarneri of Cremona (1698–1744).
Isidore Jack Lyons (officially known as Sir Isidore Jack Lyons CBE before 1991; 1 February 191618 February 2008) was a British financier and philanthropist.
Johann Sebastian Bach (28 July 1750) was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period.
Sir John Barbirolli, CH (2 December 189929 July 1970), né Giovanni Battista Barbirolli, was a British conductor and cellist.
General John Fane, 11th Earl of Westmorland GCB, GCH, PC (2 February 1784 – 16 October 1859), styled Lord Burghersh until 1841, was a British soldier, politician, diplomat and musician.
John Nash (18 January 1752 – 13 May 1835) was a British architect responsible for much of the layout of Regency London under the patronage of the Prince Regent, and during his reign as George IV.
Professor Jonathan Freeman-Attwood is the 14th Principal of the Royal Academy of Music in London, and was appointed in 2008.
The Juilliard School, located in the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, New York City, is a performing arts conservatory established in 1905.
Katherine Jenkins, OBE (born 29 June 1980) is a Welsh lyric mezzo-soprano, singer and songwriter.
King's College London (informally King's or KCL; formerly styled King's College, London) is a public research university located in London, United Kingdom, and a constituent college of the federal University of London.
Kings Place is a building in London’s Kings Cross area, providing music and visual arts venues combined with seven floors of office space.
Krzysztof Eugeniusz Penderecki (born 23 November 1933) is a Polish composer and conductor.
Lesley Garrett CBE (born 10 April 1955) is an English soprano singer, musician, broadcaster and media personality.
London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.
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LRAM is an abbreviation for Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music.
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Luciano Berio, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI(October 24, 1925 – May 27, 2003) was an Italian composer.
Lute can refer generally to any string instrument having the strings running in a plane parallel to the sound table (in the Hornbostel–Sachs system), more specifically to any plucked string instrument with a neck (either fretted or unfretted) and a deep round back, or more specifically to an instrument from the family of European lutes.
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Marylebone Road is an important thoroughfare in central London, within the City of Westminster.
Mauricio Kagel (December 24, 1931 – September 18, 2008) was a German-Argentine composer.
Maxim Alexandrovich Vengerov (Максим Александрович Венгеров,; born 1974) is an Israeli violinist, violist, and conductor who was born in the Soviet Union.
George Michael Sinclair Kennedy CBE (19 February 1926 – 31 December 2014) was an English biographer, journalist and writer on classical music.
Michael Laurence Nyman, CBE (born 23 March 1944) is an English composer of minimalist music, pianist, librettist and musicologist, known for numerous film scores (many written during his lengthy collaboration with the filmmaker Peter Greenaway), and his multi-platinum soundtrack album to Jane Campion's The Piano.
Sir Michael Kemp Tippett (2 January 1905 – 8 January 1998) was an English composer who rose to prominence during and immediately after the Second World War.
Mobbs is an English surname, and may refer to.
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Dame Moura Lympany DBE (18 August 191628 March 2005) was an English concert pianist.
A music school is an educational institution specialized in the study, training and research of music.
Musicology is the scholarly analysis of, and research on, music, a part of humanities.
The National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) was set up in 1980 to save the most outstanding parts of the British national heritage, in memory of those who have given their lives for the UK.
Niccolò (or Nicolò) Paganini (27 October 178227 May 1840) was an Italian violinist, violist, guitarist, and composer.
Robert Nicolas-Charles Bochsa (9 August 1789 in Montmédy, Meuse, France – 6 January 1856 in Sydney, Australia) was a musician and composer.
Olivier Messiaen (December 10, 1908 – April 27, 1992) was a French composer, organist and ornithologist, one of the major composers of the 20th century.
Otto Klemperer (14 May 18856 July 1973) was a German conductor and composer.
Pierre-Laurent Aimard (born 9 September 1957) is a French pianist.
A queen regnant (plural: queens regnant) is a female monarch who reigns in her own right, in contrast to a queen consort, who is the wife of a reigning king, or a queen regent, who is the guardian of a child monarch reigning temporarily in their stead.
Sir Ralph Kohn FRS FMedSci (born 9 December 1927) is a British medical scientist, recipient of the Queen's Award for Export Achievement for his work in the pharmaceutical industry.
Ralph Vaughan Williams OM (Vaughan Williams, Ursula. (1964) R.V.W.: A Biography of Ralph Vaughan Williams, Oxford University Press. In the preface, Notes on Names (p. xv), says "Ralph's name was pronounced Rafe, any other pronunciation used to infuriate him." 12 October 1872 – 26 August 1958) was an English composer of symphonies, chamber music, opera, choral music, and film scores.
A recital is a musical (vocal or instrumental) performance.
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Regent's Park (officially The Regent's Park) is one of the Royal Parks of London.
Richard Georg Strauss (11 June 1864 – 8 September 1949) was a leading German composer of the late Romantic and early modern eras.
The Royal Academy of Music was a company founded in February 1719, during George Frideric Handel's residence at Cannons, by a group of aristocrats to secure themselves a constant supply of baroque opera or opera seria.
The Royal Academy of Music Bach Prize is an award given by the Royal Academy of Music in London.
The Royal Academy of Music Museum (previously known as the York Gate Collections) is a museum of musical instruments and artefacts and research centre of the Royal Academy of Music in London.
A royal charter is a formal document issued by a monarch as letters patent, granting a right or power to an individual or a body corporate.
The Royal College of Music is a conservatoire established by royal charter in 1882, located in South Kensington, London, UK.
Semyon Mayevich Bychkov (Семён Маевич Бычков,; born November 30, 1952) is a Soviet-born conductor.
Serenade to Music is a work by Ralph Vaughan Williams for 16 vocal soloists and orchestra, composed in 1938.
Sir Simon Denis Rattle, (born 19 January 1955), is an English conductor.
The SOCRATES programme was an educational initiative of the European Commission; 31 countries took part.
Southbank Centre is a complex of artistic venues in London, England on the South Bank of the River Thames (between Hungerford Bridge and Waterloo Bridge).
St Marylebone Parish Church is an Anglican church on the Marylebone Road in London.
The Fairy-Queen (1692; Purcell catalogue number Z.629) is a masque or semi-opera by Henry Purcell; a "Restoration spectacular".
The Guardian is a British national daily newspaper.
The Mikado; or, The Town of Titipu is a comic opera in two acts, with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert, their ninth of fourteen operatic collaborations.
The Proms, more formally known as The BBC Proms, or The Henry Wood Promenade Concerts presented by the BBC, is an eight-week summer season of daily orchestral classical music concerts and other events held annually, predominantly in the Royal Albert Hall in central London, England.
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Trevor David Pinnock CBE (born 16 December 1946) is an English harpsichordist and conductor.
The University of London (informally referred to as London University) is a collegiate research university located in London, England, consisting of 18 constituent colleges, 10 research institutes and a number of central bodies.
Witold Roman Lutosławski (25 January 1913 – 7 February 1994) was a Polish composer and orchestral conductor.
Yan Pascal Tortelier (born 19 April 1947) is a French conductor and violinist, and is the son of the cellist Paul Tortelier.
Yehudi Menuhin, Baron Menuhin, OM, KBE (22 April 1916 – 12 March 1999) was an American-born British and Swiss violinist and conductor who spent most of his performing career in the United Kingdom.
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