Senior Staff

The Principal is responsible, under the Governing Body, for all aspects of the Academy's life and work.

Prof Curtis Price KBE


Professor Sir Curtis Price

Curtis Price studied at Harvard University, where he received his PhD. Taught at King's College London from 1981, latterly Head of Department, when he established the Centre for Advanced Performance Studies jointly with the Academy. Principal of the Academy since 1995, and University of London Professor since 2000. A leading authority on the music of Henry Purcell and historical performance practice, publications include studies of English and Italian music and opera. President of the Royal Musical Association, 1999-2002; Trustee of Musica Britannica and the Wigmore Hall; Trustee of the National Sound Archive; Governor of the Purcell School.

See also: Welcome to the Academy

"These concerts are where you'll see the stars of the future before they become household names"

Marylebone Journal, Autumn 2005

University of London