RDAM 150 Years

The Royal Danish Academy of Music celebrates its 150th anniversary
On 2 January 2017 the Royal Danish Academy of Music (RDAM) in Copenhagen had offered courses in music for 150 years, and we are celebrating this round-number anniversary with concerts, conferences, master classes, festivals and major open-house events – culmi­nating in an anniversary concert and subsequent celebrations in November.

In addition it was decided that the anniversary was to be marked in more enduring form with a book about the institution and a CD box of recordings of central performer profiles among the RDAM professors throughout three quar­ters of a century as well as works by important composers with close links to the Academy throughout the years.

The book is titled "Music and Education. 150 Years of The Royal Danish Academy of Music" and it is available in the RDAM reception (DKK 200).

The article "How it all began" by President Bertel Krarup can be downloaded here (pdf).

The CD box is a collaboration with Dacapo Records and it is available on the Dacapo Records webshop (DKK 250). Please read more on Dacapo-records.dk

Anniversary events:

Spring 2017
24-25 January: The Garden Wall
10 February: RDAM Soloist Competition
13 February: Mestre på Mandage XIII
20 February: Mestre på Mandage XIV
27 February: Mestre på Mandage XV
8-16 March: PULSAR Festival 2017 - RETRO
15-16 May: Master Class Anne Sofie von Otter
30 May: Great Organ Works
24 June: RDAM Symphony Orchestra in Tivoli

Autumn 2017
1 September: Anniversary CD Box and Book Release
11 September: Mestre på Mandage II
13 Oktober: Kulturnat (Culture Night) at RDAM
8-12 November: Copenhagen International Piano Festival 2017
17 November: RDAM Anniversary Gala Concert
20 November: Mestre på Mandage IX



RDAM at H.C. Andersens Boulevard 36 (a. 1905)


The Academy Board 1917 (Godfred Hartmann, Axel Gade, Anton Svendsen, A. P. Weis, Carl Nielsen)


From the Gala Hall, Anton Svendsen in the middle (a. 1917)


Carl Nielsen outside the Academy, H.C. Andersens Boulevard 36 (photo: The Royal Library)