Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Woodwind Department

Information on Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Woodwind Department. Head of Woodwind: Jenni Phillips

Birmingham Conservatoire Woodwind Department has produced outstanding graduates over many years. Jenni Phillips - Head of Woodwind
Dougie Mitchell - Associate Head of Woodwind

Operating as usual

16/03/2022

Congratulations to the Yugen Saxophone Quartet for winning the Andrew Downes Prize on Monday, and to William Hammond for coming second! 🏆

Photos from Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Woodwind Department's post 13/03/2022

Exciting news from our department in the last month! James Mackinder (BMus 4) and Nathan Isaac (APD) both made their professional orchestral debut with the CBSO - we are all incredibly proud 🥳

Photos from Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Woodwind Department's post 15/02/2022

Delighted to welcome back RBC graduate Iona Walker for an oboe reed making class. We are also so lucky here at RBC to have excellent machines to help our double reed players really get to grips with this essential skill. Thank you Iona for your inspiring class!

https://www.ionareed.co.uk/

Photos from Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Woodwind Department's post 02/02/2022

Fantastic to welcome back graduates Anton Clarke and Jude Rees (https://www.judereesmusic.co.uk/) to tell us all about their careers since leaving RBC. Lots of interactive fun - you’re both an inspiration! Thank you!

Photos from Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Woodwind Department's post 15/01/2022

Wonderful to welcome back Jonathan Kelly (Solo Oboe, Berlin Philharmonic) for a whole day of masterclasses just before Christmas. Previously Principal Oboe here in the CBSO we are so lucky that he comes to teach every year. Also, do watch our short and snappy department video where he features too!

https://youtu.be/Wqqm72D5jj8

17/12/2021

What a fantastic way to finish such a busy term!
Well done to Leila, Emily and Jaff who competed in this year’s Woodwind Prize. And a special congratulations to Emily who won! 🥳
A huge thank you to Amos Miller (Head of Brass) for adjudicating, and of course Jo Sealey for accompanying!
We are all so proud of you and your achievements! 👏🏻

Photos from Nucleo's post 17/12/2021
Photos from Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Woodwind Department's post 26/11/2021

Huge thanks to our bassoon consultant Sarah Burnett for inspiring so many double reed players including oboists and bassoonists from RBC and Junior RBC. We had a brilliant day and it was fabulous to hear everyone playing together!

Photos from Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Woodwind Department's post 10/11/2021

We are so proud of our very own APD clarinettist, Nathan Isaac, who has been awarded the Musician’s Company Silver Medal this evening!

The Silver Medal recognises outstanding young musicians representing a wide range of disciplines.

Well done Nath, and well deserved!! 🥳

Photos from Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Woodwind Department's post 16/10/2021

Fantastic to welcome back Jude Rees - graduate oboist who specialises in a multitude of early woodwind instruments! You’re an inspiration Jude!
https://www.judereesmusic.co.uk/

26/09/2021

RBC students Will, Archie and George having a great time playing with the Hannover Junges Orchestra Kammerchor Acûstico - Brahms Requiem and Mahler Rückert-Lieder.

10/08/2021

Congratulations! 🥳 We are so proud of Leila for this huge achievement!

Congratulations to 2021 BMus graduate, flautist Leila Hooton on winning first prize in the international online music competition, Nouvelles Etoiles.

The competition, which was open to musicians of all disciplines under 26, is organised by the ArtimA Association, a Franco-Russian arts centre based in Paris.

Leila is returning to RBC to continue her postgraduate studies in September.

https://www.necompetition.com/

29/07/2021

Delighted to be working in CBSO with Jaff and Archie! We’re playing in a Birmingham Opera Company production of Wagner: Rheingold.

17/06/2021

Thank you to all who tuned in to our Woodwind Department talk, as part of RBC’s Virtual Open Day! We hope to see you soon ☺️ (Do get in touch with any questions or advice - [email protected])

Photos from Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Woodwind Department's post 24/05/2021

A huge thank you to Ian Scott (Principal Clarinet of Birmingham Royal Ballet) for his masterclass with our clarinettists last week.

We all had a fantastic time, and can’t wait to have you back (hopefully in person next time!)

A big thank you to the tech team at RBC for setting us all up for the class as well! What would we do without you!? ☺️

23/05/2021

End of term fun after a fabulous day with Sarah Burnett, RBC bassoon consultant!

22/05/2021

Very exciting to see Japheth Law, 3rd year RBC BMus student playing in the CBSO concert on Wednesday. Wonderful programme including Debussy: La Mer.

Even more exciting, Jaff will be returning to the CBSO playing Shostakovich 5 next week!

We are extremely proud of you! 🥳

Photos from Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Woodwind Department's post 21/05/2021

Well that’s a wrap for our bubble days this year! We are so proud of our department for their continuous hard work through this challenging year.

Reflecting upon the last few weeks, congratulations to Leila, Will and Archie for their incredible concerto performances with Projects Orchestra. They all played fantastically well and we are so privileged to have such wonderful musicians in our department!

All the best for everyone’s recitals this June!

10/05/2021

Thank you to Ralph Van Daal for his inspiring and confidence building oboe masterclass. We loved your lessons and hope to meet you in person in the very near future!

26/04/2021

Lucky oboe department to have a wonderful masterclass with Celia Craig in Adelaide! The wonders of Zoom. Look forward to seeing you in person Celia!

28/03/2021

Huge thanks to Jonathan Kelly (Solo Oboe, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra) for a really special Q&A session. It’s a year since Jonathan played the Strauss Oboe Concerto with our Symphony Orchestra and we feel so fortunate that this wonderful and memorable performance was possible not long before the first lockdown. Can’t wait to see you in person next year!

Photos from Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Woodwind Department's post 19/03/2021

A huge congratulations to James Mackinder (Clarinet) and William Hammond (Clarinet) on winning this year’s Woodwind Prize! 🥳

Well done to everyone else who performed in the final too - you all played fantastically! And a massive thank you to Jo Sealey for accompanying everyone as well - we appreciate your hard work! 👏🏻

Many thanks to both Chris Marshall (our BMus 1/2/3 bubble adjudicator) and Melinda Maxwell (our BMus 4/PG bubble adjudicator) for joining us and sharing their wonderful adjudications! ☺️

Double success at British Flute Society Festival 18/03/2021

Double success at British Flute Society Festival!

We are so proud of both Emily and Japheth on their recent achievements - well done! 🥳

Both Emily and Japheth will be performing in this week’s Woodwind Prize - we wish you both, and everyone else performing this week, all the best!

https://www.bcu.ac.uk/conservatoire/about-us/news/double-success-at-british-flute-society-festival?utm_campaign=2021-03-12_RBC%20This%20Week%20-%20staff%20and%20students&utm_medium=email&utm_source=CMA_COMMUNICATIONS%20OFFICE&utm_content=

Double success at British Flute Society Festival Double success at British Flute Society Festival

02/03/2021

An absolutely fantastic and inspiring performance from two of our wonderful VTs!!

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End of term fun after a fabulous day with Sarah Burnett, RBC bassoon consultant!

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Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, 200 Jennens Road
Birmingham
B47XR
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