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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Royal Academy of Music and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Royal Academy of Music, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Royal Academy of Music include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Royal Academy of Music alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Royal Academy of Music are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Royal Academy of Music.

This list is made up of a variety of graduates, including Elton John and Annie Lennox.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Royal Academy of Music?” and “Which celebrities are Royal Academy of Music alumni?”

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Elton John is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Music Alumni
Record producer, Pianist, Television producer Sir Elton Hercules John CBE is an English singer, songwriter, composer, pianist, record producer, and occasional actor. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriter partner since ...more

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Evelyn Glennie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Music Alumni
Film Score Composer, Musician, Percussionist Dame Evelyn Elizabeth Ann Glennie, DBE is a Scottish virtuoso percussionist. She is announced as one of the two laureates for the Polar Music Prize of 2015.

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Arthur Fiedler is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Music Alumni
Conductor Arthur Fiedler was a long-time conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra, a symphony orchestra that specializes in popular and light classical music. With a combination of musicianship and ...more

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Dee Palmer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Music Alumni
Composer, Keyboard player Dee Palmer is an English composer, arranger, and keyboardist best known for having been a member of the progressive rock group Jethro Tull from 1977 to 1980.

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E. Power Biggs is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Music Alumni
Harpsichordist, Organist Edward George Power Biggs, professionally known as E. Power Biggs, was a British-born American concert organist and recording artist.

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Karl Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Music Alumni
Oboist, Composer Karl William Pamp Jenkins, CBE is a Welsh musician and composer known for "Adiemus", The Armed Man and his Requiem.

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Annie Lennox is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Music Alumni
Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor Annie Lennox, OBE, born Ann Lennox, is a Scottish singer, songwriter, political activist and philanthropist. After achieving moderate success in the late 1970s as part of the new wave band The ...more

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Vanraj Bhatia is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Music Alumni
Film Score Composer Vanraj Bhatia is an Indian music composer, who is best known for providing music for most of Shyam Benegal's films, and for his private albums with Music Today. Although he gave good music to ...more

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Michael Nyman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Music Alumni
Film Score Composer, Pianist, Librettist Michael Laurence Nyman, CBE is an English composer of minimalist music, pianist, librettist and musicologist, known for numerous film scores, and his multi-platinum soundtrack album to Jane ...more

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Myleene Klass is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Music Alumni
Fashion designer, Musician, Model Myleene Angela Klass is an English singer, pianist, media figure and model, best known as a member of the now defunct pop band Hear'Say. They released two studio albums and four singles, the ...more

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Simon Rattle is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Music Alumni
Conductor Sir Simon Denis Rattle, OM CBE, is an English conductor. He rose to international prominence during the 1980s and 1990s, while Music Director of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. He has ...more

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Rebecca Clarke is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Music Alumni
Composer, Violist Rebecca Clarke was an English classical composer and violist best known for her chamber music featuring the viola. She was born in Harrow and studied at the Royal Academy of Music and Royal ...more

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Richard Hickox is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Music Alumni
Conductor, Music Director Richard Sidney Hickox CBE was an English conductor of choral, orchestral and operatic music.

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Winifred Atwell is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Music Alumni
Pharmacist, Jazz Pianist Una Winifred Atwell was a Trinidadian pianist who enjoyed great popularity in Britain and Australia from the 1950s with a series of boogie-woogie and ragtime hits, selling over 20 million ...more

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Nicky Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Music Alumni
Session musician, Keyboard player Nicholas Christian "Nicky" Hopkins was an English pianist and organist. Hopkins recorded and performed on many notable British and American pop and rock music releases from the 1960s ...more

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Trevor Jones is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Music Alumni
Conductor, Film Score Composer, Composer Trevor Alfred Charles Jones is a South African orchestral film score composer. Although not especially well known outside the film world, he has composed for numerous films and his music has ...more

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Lesley Garrett is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Music Alumni
Musician, Singer-songwriter, Singer Lesley Garrett CBE is an English soprano singer, musician, broadcaster and media personality. She is noted for being at home in opera and "crossover music".

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Oksana Grigorieva is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Music Alumni
Pianist, Musician, Singer-songwriter Countess Oksana Grigorieva is a European singer-songwriter and pianist. She studied music in Moscow and completed conservatoire studies in Kazan, before moving to London. After studying music at ...more

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Eric Coates is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Music Alumni
Composer, Violist Eric Coates was an English composer of light music and a viola player.

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Felicity Lott is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Music Alumni
Singer Dame Felicity Ann Emwhyla Lott, DBE, FRAM, FRCM is an English soprano.

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Charles Steggall is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Music Alumni
Composer Charles H. Steggall was an English hymn writer and composer.

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Steve Race is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Music Alumni
Pianist, Radio personality, Composer Stephen Russell Race OBE was a British composer, pianist and radio and television presenter.

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David Robertson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Music Alumni
Conductor, Music Director David Eric Robertson is an American conductor. He is currently music director of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and chief conductor of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

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Ray Noble is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Music Alumni
Bandleader, Actor, Composer Ray Noble was an English bandleader, composer, arranger, radio comedian, and actor. Noble wrote both lyrics and music for many popular songs during the British dance band era known as the ...more

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Alexander Mackenzie is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Music Alumni
Alexander Mackenzie Sir Alexander Campbell Mackenzie KCVO was a Scottish composer, conductor and teacher best known for his oratorios, violin and piano pieces, Scottish folk music and works for the stage. Mackenzie ...more

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Andrew Manze is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Music Alumni
Conductor, Violinist Andrew Manze is an English conductor and former violinist. Manze was born in Beckenham, United Kingdom. In September 2014 he took up the position of Principal Conductor of the NDR Radio ...more

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Katherine Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Music Alumni
Singer, Artist Katherine Jenkins, OBE is a Welsh lyric mezzo-soprano, singer and songwriter. She is a popular classical-crossover singer who performs across a spectrum of operatic arias, popular songs, musical ...more

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Edward McGuire is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Music Alumni
Flautist, Composer Edward McGuire is a Scottish composer. He studied composition with James Iliff at the Royal Academy of Music in London from 1966 to 1970 and then with Ingvar Lidholm in Stockholm in 1971. His ...more

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John Barbirolli is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Music Alumni
Conductor Sir John Barbirolli, CH, né Giovanni Battista Barbirolli, was a British conductor and cellist. He is remembered above all as conductor of the Hallé Orchestra in Manchester, which ...more

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Sami Yusuf is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Music Alumni
Record producer, Musician, Singer-songwriter Sami Yusuf is a British singer-songwriter, composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist musician of Azerbaijani descent. In 2003 Yusuf released his first album "Al-Mu`allim" at the age ...more

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Craig Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Music Alumni
Film Score Composer, Musician, Composer Craig Armstrong, OBE is a Scottish composer of modern orchestral music, electronica and film scores. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in 1981, and has since written music for the ...more

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John Joubert is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Music Alumni
Professor, Composer John Joubert is a British composer of South African descent, particularly of choral works. He has lived in Moseley, a suburb of Birmingham, England, for over 40 years. A music academic at the ...more

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Harrison Birtwistle is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Music Alumni
Composer Sir Harrison Birtwistle is a British composer.

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Aled Jones is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Music Alumni
Musician, Singer, Presenter Aled Jones MBE is a Welsh singer best known for his television work with BBC and ITV as well as his radio work, mainly for BBC Radio 2. In September 2012, Jones joined ITV Breakfast to present ...more

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Myra Hess is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Music Alumni
Pianist Dame Julia Myra Hess, DBE was a British pianist.

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William Alwyn is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Music Alumni
Conductor, Poet, Musician William Alwyn CBE, born William Alwyn Smith, was an English composer, conductor, and music teacher.

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Nicholas Maw is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Music Alumni
Composer John Nicholas Maw was a British composer.

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Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Music Alumni
Songwriter, Musician, Author David Ian "Joe" Jackson is a musician and singer-songwriter. Born in England, he lived in New York before moving to Berlin, and his career, during which he recorded nineteen studio ...more

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Patrick Nunn is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Music Alumni
Patrick Nunn Educator, Composer Patrick Nunn, is a British composer and educator.

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David Sanger is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Music Alumni
David Sanger Organist David John Sanger was a concert organist, professor and president of the Royal College of Organists.

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Deborah Mollison is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Music Alumni
Film Score Composer, Songwriter Deborah Mollison is a British composer and songwriter born on 29 May 1958, who works in both the United Kingdom and the United States. She studied composition, piano and flute at the Royal ...more

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Douglas Boyd is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Music Alumni
Conductor, Oboist Douglas Boyd is a British oboist and conductor. He studied oboe at the Royal Academy of Music, London, as a pupil of Janet Craxton. He later was a student with Maurice Bourgue in Paris. In 1984 ...more

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Kerry Minnear is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Music Alumni
Pianist, Keyboard player Kerry Churchill Minnear is a classically trained multi-instrumentalist who played in the progressive rock band Gentle Giant during the 1970s. Minnear received a classical music education at the ...more

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Zoe Rahman is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Music Alumni
Jazz Pianist, Composer Zoe Rahman is an English jazz composer and pianist.

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Sir Arthur Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Music Alumni
Sir Arthur Sullivan Composer Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan MVO was an English composer. He is best known for his series of 14 operatic collaborations with the dramatist W. S. Gilbert, including such enduring works as H.M.S. ...more

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Bramwell Tovey is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Music Alumni
Conductor, Composer, Music Director Bramwell Tovey, OC OM is a British conductor and composer.

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Henry Wood is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Music Alumni
Henry Wood Conductor Sir Henry Joseph Wood CH was an English conductor best known for his association with London's annual series of promenade concerts, known as the Proms. He conducted them for nearly half a ...more

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Rachel Tucker is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Music Alumni
Actor, Singer Rachel Kelly Tucker is an Northern Irish singer and actress who competed as one of the finalists in the BBC talent show-themed television series I'd Do Anything in 2008. She is perhaps best ...more

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Gabriela Montero is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Music Alumni
Pianist Gabriela Montero is a Venezuelan-American pianist, known in particular for her real-time improvisation of complex musical pieces made "on the fly" on themes suggested by her audience ...more

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Ian Watkins is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Music Alumni
Songwriter, Musician, Designer Ian David Karslake Watkins is a Welsh musician and convicted paedophile. Watkins achieved prominence as a founding member, lead vocalist, and lyricist of the rock band Lostprophets. Lostprophets ...more