Royal Academy Of Music

Discover the notable alumni of Royal Academy Of Music. The list includes people like Elton John, Arthur Sullivan, Bill Bailey, Myleene Klass & Aled Jones. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as musicians, singers, fashion, media personalities and writers etc.
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 1 
Annie Lennox
(Singer-songwriter of)
Annie Lennox
36
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 25, 1954
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Aberdeen, Scotland
Known for her androgynous look, four-time Grammy-winning artist Annie Lennox became an international sensation with Eurythmics, a duo she formed with Dave Stewart, delivering hits such as Sweet Dreams. Her song Into the West from The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King received an Academy Award.
 2 
Katherine Jenkins
(Mezzo-Soprano Singer Known for Her Song Performance in Honour of Pope John Paul II's Silver Jubilee)
Katherine Jenkins
8
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 29, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Neath, Wales

While Classic FM named her The Biggest Selling Classical Artist of the Century, Welsh mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins released 13 number-1 albums by age 23. Initially a singing teacher, Jenkins had also worked as a tour guide and a model. Her $10 million record deal with Warner Bros. was the biggest-ever in classical music.

 3 
Max Richter
(One of the Best-Selling German Composers and Pianists)
Max Richter
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 22, 1966
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hamelin, Germany

German-born British composer Max Richter is known for his experiments with classical music, which he often mingles with contemporary electronica. Apart from performing at sold-out concerts at venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, he has also composed for shows such as Black Mirror and Taboo and films such as Hostiles.

 4 
Bill Bailey
(Comedian)
Bill Bailey
2
Birthdate: January 13, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bath, Somerset, England
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 5 
Arthur Sullivan
(Composer)
Arthur Sullivan
6
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 13, 1842
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lambeth, London
Died: November 22, 1900
 6 
Myleene Klass
(British Singer, Musician and Member of the Pop Group 'Hear'Say')
Myleene Klass
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 6, 1978
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom

Myleene Klass is a British singer, musician, TV presenter, model, and businesswoman. Klass achieved popularity when she became part of the pop group Hear'Say. Her popularity increased when she started hosting television shows like Popstar to Operastar and BBQ Champ. Myleene Klass is also known for her charity work; she has been the face of charity campaigns like ChildLine.

 7 
Sami Yusuf
(Singer-songwriter, Singer)
Sami Yusuf
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 21, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tehran
 8 
Michael Nyman
(English Pianist, Musicologist, Librettist, Filmmaker, and Composer of Minimalist Music)
Michael Nyman
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 23, 1944
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Stratford, London, United Kingdom

Michael Nyman is an English pianist, musicologist, librettist, filmmaker, and composer of minimalist music. He is best known for scoring music for several films directed by Peter Greenaway during the 1980s. Michael Nyman is also credited with writing numerous operas, such as Letters, Riddles and Writs, Facing Goya, and Noises, Sounds & Sweet Airs. 

 9 
Evelyn Glennie
(Composer, Percussionist)
Evelyn Glennie
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 19, 1965
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Aberdeen
 10 
Nicky Hopkins
(Pianist & Organist)
Nicky Hopkins
5
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 24, 1944
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Perivale, Middlesex, England
Died: September 6, 1994
 11 
Grace Chatto
(Cellist)
Grace Chatto
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 10, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 12 
Luka Sulic
(Cellist)
Luka Sulic
5
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 25, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Maribor,
 13 
Sheku Kanneh-Mason
(Musician)
Sheku Kanneh-Mason
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 4, 1999
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nottingham, England
 14 
Karl Jenkins
(Composer, Saxophonist, Keyboardist, Oboist, Jazz musician)
Karl Jenkins
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 17, 1944
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Penclawdd
 15 
Harrison Birtwistle
(Composer)
Harrison Birtwistle
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 15, 1934
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Accrington, England
 16 
Trevor Jones
(composer, film score composer)
Trevor Jones
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 23, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cape Town

Trevor Jones is a South African music composer for films and TV series. Jones, whose music is renowned for its depth and emotion, has worked on many successful films like Excalibur, Mississippi Burning, and The Dark Crystal. Over the years he has received critical appreciation as well as nominations for BAFTA Awards and Golden Globe Awards.

 17 
Oksana Grigorieva
(Russian Singer-songwriter and Pianist)
Oksana Grigorieva
12
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 23, 1970
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saransk, Russia
Russian singer and pianist Oksana Grigorieva patented a method of teaching music to children in the U.S. She is best known for her track Un día llegará. She has been in the news for her bitter break-up with former partner Mel Gibson. She has worked with the Chernobyl Children's Project.
 18 
Maxim Vengerov
(Violinist, Conductor)
Maxim Vengerov
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 20, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Novosibirsk, Russia
 19 
John Tavener
(Composer)
John Tavener
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 28, 1944
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Wembley, England
Died: November 12, 2013
 20 
John Barbirolli
(Musician)
John Barbirolli
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 2, 1899
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: July 29, 1970
 21 
Myra Hess
(Pianist)
Myra Hess
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 25, 1890
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England
Died: November 25, 1965
 22 
Eason Chan
(Pop Singer, Actor)
Eason Chan
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 27, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hong Kong
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 23 
Johnny Dankworth
(Composer)
Johnny Dankworth
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 20, 1927
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Woodford, England
Died: February 6, 2010
 24 
Aled Jones
(Singer, Radio personality, Opera singer)
Aled Jones
3
Birthdate: December 29, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bangor
 25 
Craig Armstrong
(composer, music educator, film score composer)
Craig Armstrong
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 29, 1959
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Glasgow
 26 
Arnold Bax
(Composer)
Arnold Bax
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 8, 1883
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England
Died: October 3, 1953
 27 
Devika Rani
(Actress)
Devika Rani
2
Birthdate: March 30, 1908
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Visakhapatnam, British India
Died: March 9, 1994
 28 
Mike Edwards
(Cellist)
Mike Edwards
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 31, 1948
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England
Died: September 3, 2010
 29 
Paul Buckmaster
(Conductor)
Paul Buckmaster
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 13, 1946
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England
Died: November 7, 2017
 30 
Kwabs
(Singer-songwriter)
Kwabs
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 24, 1990
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 31 
Kerry Minnear
(Musician)
Kerry Minnear
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 2, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Shaftesbury, England
 32 
Sati Kazanova
(Russian Fashion Model, Singer, TV Personality, and Actress)
Sati Kazanova
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 2, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kabardino-Balkaria, Russia

Sati Kazanova is a Russian fashion model, singer, TV personality, and actress. She achieved popularity when she joined the popular pop girl group Fabrika, where she performed as one of the vocalists until May 2010. Sati Kazanova's popularity increased in 2011, when she began hosting The Phantom of the Opera.

 33 
William Sterndale Bennett
(Composer)
William Sterndale Bennett
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 13, 1816
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
Died: February 1, 1875
 34 
Karel Mark Chichon
(Chief conductor of the Graz Symphony Orchestra from 2006 to 2009)
Karel Mark Chichon
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 30, 1971
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
 35 
Cornelius Cardew
(Composer, Music theorist, University teacher)
Cornelius Cardew
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 7, 1936
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Winchcombe
Died: December 13, 1981
 36 
Vanraj Bhatia
(Composer)
Vanraj Bhatia
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 31, 1927
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bombay, India
Died: May 7, 2021
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 37 
Emmerich Kalman
Emmerich Kalman
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 24, 1882
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Siófok
Died: October 30, 1953

Hungarian composer Emmerich Kalman is best remembered for his operettas and was a leading figure in the development of the Viennese operetta. He initially worked as a lawyer’s assistant and a music critic for Pesti Napló to fund his music studies. One of his best-known works remains The Gay Hussars.

 38 
Henry Wood
(Conductor)
Henry Wood
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 3, 1869
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England
Died: August 19, 1944
 39 
Miloš Karadaglić
(Classical guitarist)
Miloš Karadaglić
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 23, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Montenegro
 40 
Hannah Rankin
(Scottish Professional Boxer)
Hannah Rankin
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 21, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Luss, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 41 
Howard Blake
(Composer, Film score composer)
Howard Blake
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 28, 1938
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London
 42 
Gabriela Montero
(Venezuelan Pianist Most Noted for Making Real-Time Improvisation of Complex Musical Compositions)
Gabriela Montero
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 10, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela

Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero is most-noted for making real-time improvisation of complex-musical-compositions on themes requested by her audiences during concerts. She is also known for her performances of standard classical-repertoire. Her rich-oeuvre includes CDs like Bach and Beyond consisting of improvisations on Bach themes; Baroque; and her 2015 album that won Grammy for Best Classical Album at Latin Grammy Awards.

 43 
Brian Ferneyhough
(Composer)
Brian Ferneyhough
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 16, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Coventry
 44 
Richard Rodney Bennett
(Composer)
Richard Rodney Bennett
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 29, 1936
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Broadstairs, England
Died: December 24, 2012
 45 
E. Power Biggs
(Organist)
E. Power Biggs
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 29, 1906
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Westcliff-on-Sea, England
Died: March 10, 1977
 46 
Michael Berkeley
(Composer)
Michael Berkeley
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 29, 1948
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England
 47 
Philip Sheppard
(Musician)
Philip Sheppard
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 4, 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: England
 48 
Richard Hickox
(Conductor)
Richard Hickox
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 5, 1948
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Stokenchurch, Buckinghamshire, England
Died: November 23, 2008
 49 
David Russell
(Musician, Guitarist, Classical guitarist)
David Russell
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 1, 1953
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Glasgow, United Kingdom
 50 
Mike Winters
(Comedian, Musician)
Mike Winters
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 15, 1926
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Islington, London, England
Died: August 24, 2013
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)