100 Notable alumni of
Royal Academy of Music, University of London

The Royal Academy of Music, University of London is 268th in the world, 90th in Europe, and 21st in the United Kingdom by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 100 notable alumni from the Royal Academy of Music, University of London sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Elton John

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    Elton John
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1947-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    singer-songwritercomposersingerfilm actorguitarist
    Biography

    Sir Elton Hercules John is an English singer, songwriter, pianist, and composer. Collaborating with lyricist Bernie Taupin since 1967 on more than 30 albums, John has sold over 300 million records, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. He has more than fifty Top 40 hits in the UK Singles Chart and US Billboard Hot 100, including seven number ones in the UK and nine in the US, as well as seven consecutive number-one albums in the US. His tribute single "Candle in the Wind 1997", rewritten in dedication to Diana, Princess of Wales, sold over 33 million copies worldwide and is the best-selling single in the history of the UK and US singles charts. He has also produced records and occasionally acted in films.

  2. Annie Lennox

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    Annie Lennox
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1954-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    singersongwriterrecording artistmusic video directorsinger-songwriter
    Biography

    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 Tourists, she and fellow musician Dave Stewart went on to achieve international success in the 1980s as Eurythmics. Appearing in the 1983 music video for "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" with orange cropped hair and wearing a man's business suit, the BBC states, "all eyes were on Annie Lennox, the singer whose powerful androgynous look defied the male gaze". Subsequent hits with Eurythmics include "There Must Be an Angel (Playing with My Heart)" and "Here Comes the Rain Again".

  3. Bill Bailey

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    Bill Bailey
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1965-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    comedianscreenwritercomposerpianiststand-up comedian
    Biography

    Mark Robert Bailey, professionally known as Bill Bailey, is an English actor, comedian, musician and singer. He is known for his role as Manny in the sitcom Black Books and his appearances on the panel shows Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Have I Got News for You, and QI, as well as for his stand-up comedy work. He plays a variety of musical instruments and incorporates music into his performances.

  4. Joe Jackson

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    Joe Jackson
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1954-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    singer-songwritercomposerrecording artist
    Biography

    David Ian "Joe" Jackson is an English musician and singer-songwriter. Having spent years studying music and playing clubs, he scored a hit with his first release, "Is She Really Going Out with Him?", in 1979. This was followed by a number of new wave singles, before he moved to more jazz-inflected pop music and had a Top 10 hit in 1982 with "Steppin' Out". Jackson is associated with the 1980s Second British Invasion of the US. He has also composed classical music. He has recorded 20 studio albums and received five Grammy Award nominations.

  5. Helen George

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    Helen George
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1984-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Helen Elizabeth George is an English actress, best known for playing Trixie Franklin on the BBC drama series Call the Midwife. In 2015, she participated in the thirteenth series of BBC One's Strictly Come Dancing; she was paired with Aljaž Skorjanec, and finished in sixth place.

  6. Katherine Jenkins

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    Katherine Jenkins
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1980-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    singeropera singermusic artist
    Biography

    Katherine Maria Jenkins is a Welsh opera singer. A mezzo-soprano, she performs operatic arias, popular songs, musical theatre, and hymns.

  7. Sati Kazanova

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    Sati Kazanova
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1982-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    singermodelactorpresenter
    Biography

    Sataney Setgalievna Kazanova, better known as Sati Kazanova (Russian: Сати Казанова), (born 2 October 1982 in Kabardino-Balkaria) is a Russian singer, fashion model, actress and TV personality. Until May 2010, she was one of the three vocalists of the Russian pop girl group Fabrika (Russian: Фабрика; Factory in English). In 2002, she took part in the first season of the Russian talent show Star Factory as a member of Fabrika, where they finished second.

  8. Myleene Klass

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    Myleene Klass
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1978-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    singermodelpianisttelevision presenter
    Biography

    Myleene Angela Klass is a British singer, presenter, musician, model and businesswoman. She was a member of the pop group Hear'Say, and later released two solo classical crossover albums in 2003 and 2007. More recently, Klass has been a television and radio presenter. She has hosted television series including Popstar to Operastar (2010–2011) and BBQ Champ (2015) on ITV and The One Show (2007) on BBC One. She was briefly a regular panellist on the ITV lunchtime chat show Loose Women in 2014. In April 2012, her net worth was estimated at £11 million.

  9. Grace Chatto

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    Grace Chatto
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1985-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    musiciancellistpercussionistvocalist
    Biography

    Grace Chatto is an English musician and singer who is the cellist and background and sometime vocalist, for the electronic music band Clean Bandit.

  10. Karl Jenkins

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    Karl Jenkins
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1944-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    composersaxophonistkeyboardistoboistjazz musician
    Biography

    Sir Karl William Pamp Jenkins is a Welsh multi-instrumentalist and composer. His best known works include the song "Adiemus" and the Adiemus album series; Palladio; The Armed Man; and his Requiem.

  11. Michael Nyman

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    Michael Nyman
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1944-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    composermusicologistpianistfilm score composerrecording artist
    Biography

    Michael Laurence Nyman, CBE is an English composer of minimalist music, pianist, librettist and musicologist, known for numerous film scores (many written during his lengthy collaboration with the filmmaker Peter Greenaway), and his multi-platinum soundtrack album to Jane Campion's The Piano. He has written a number of operas, including The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat; Letters, Riddles and Writs; Noises, Sounds & Sweet Airs; Facing Goya; Man and Boy: Dada; Love Counts; and Sparkie: Cage and Beyond. He has written six concerti, five string quartets, and many other chamber works, many for his Michael Nyman Band. He is also a performing pianist. Nyman prefers to write opera over other forms of music.

  12. Gareth Malone

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    Gareth Malone
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1975-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    conductortelevision presenterchoir directormusician
    Biography

    Gareth Edmund Malone is an English choirmaster and broadcaster, self-described as an "animateur, presenter and populariser of choral singing". He is best known for his television appearances in programmes such as The Choir, which focus on singing and introducing choral music to new participants. Malone was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2012 Birthday Honours, for services to music.

  13. Ian "H" Watkins

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    Ian "H" Watkins
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1976-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    singer
    Biography

    Ian Watkins, known professionally as H, is a Welsh singer and actor. He is known as a member of the British pop group Steps. In 2020, he competed in the twelfth series of Dancing on Ice.

  14. Birgit Nilsson

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    Birgit Nilsson
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    Years
    1918-2005 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    singeropera singer
    Biography

    Märta Birgit Nilsson was a celebrated Swedish dramatic soprano. Although she sang a wide repertory of operatic and vocal works, Nilsson was best known for her performances in the operas of Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss. Her voice was noted for its overwhelming force, bountiful reserves of power, and the gleaming brilliance and clarity in the upper register.

  15. Devika Rani

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    Devika Rani
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1908-1994 (aged 86)
    Occupations
    film actor
    Biography

    Devika Rani Chaudhuri, usually known as Devika Rani, was an Indian actress who was active in Hindi films during the 1930s and 1940s. Widely acknowledged as the first lady of Indian cinema, Devika Rani had a successful film career that spanned 10 years.

  16. Arthur Sullivan

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    Arthur Sullivan
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1842-1900 (aged 58)
    Occupations
    composerorganistconductormusic pedagogue
    Biography

    Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan MVO was an English composer. He is best known for 14 operatic collaborations with the dramatist W. S. Gilbert, including H.M.S. Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance and The Mikado. His works include 24 operas, 11 major orchestral works, ten choral works and oratorios, two ballets, incidental music to several plays, and numerous church pieces, songs, and piano and chamber pieces. His hymns and songs include "Onward, Christian Soldiers" and "The Lost Chord".

  17. Maxim Vengerov

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    Maxim Vengerov
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1974-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    conductormusic pedagogueuniversity teacherviolinist
    Biography

    Maxim Alexandrovich Vengerov is a Russian-born Israeli violinist, violist, and conductor. Classic FM has called him “one of the greatest violinists in the world.”

  18. Máiréad Nesbitt

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    Máiréad Nesbitt
    Born in
    Ireland Flag Ireland
    Years
    1979-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    violinistsingerpianistmusiciancomposer
    Biography

    Máiréad Nesbitt is an Irish musician. She is known for performing Celtic and classical music and being the former fiddler for Celtic Woman.

  19. Trevor Jones

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    Trevor Jones
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1949-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    composerfilm score composer
    Biography

    Trevor Alfred Charles Jones is a South African composer of film and television scores. Having spent much of his career in the United Kingdom, Jones has worked on numerous well-known and acclaimed films including Excalibur, Runaway Train, The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, Mississippi Burning, The Last of the Mohicans, and In the Name of the Father; collaborating with filmmakers like John Boorman, Andrei Konchalovsky, Jim Henson, and Michael Mann. Although not especially well known outside the film world, he has composed for numerous films and his music has been critically acclaimed for both its depth and emotion, and he has been nominated for two Golden Globe Awards and three BAFTA Awards for Best Film Music.

  20. John Tavener

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    John Tavener
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1944-2013 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    composerpoetmusicianrecording artist
    Biography

    Sir John Kenneth Tavener was an English composer, known for his extensive output of choral religious works. Among his best known works are The Lamb (1982) The Protecting Veil, (1988) and Song for Athene (1993).

  21. SuRie

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    SuRie
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1989-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    singer
    Biography

    Susanna Marie Cork, better known as SuRie, is an English singer and songwriter. She was born in Harlow, Essex and raised in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire.

  22. Antonio Pappano

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    Antonio Pappano
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    conductorpianistmusic directorharpsichordistmusician
    Biography

    Sir Antonio Pappano is an English-Italian conductor and pianist. He is currently music director of the Royal Opera House and of the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, and the designated next chief conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra.

  23. Arnold Bax

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    Arnold Bax
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1883-1953 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    composerpoetwriterpianistconductor
    Biography

    Sir Arnold Edward Trevor Bax, KCVO was an English composer, poet, and author. His prolific output includes songs, choral music, chamber pieces, and solo piano works, but he is best known for his orchestral music. In addition to a series of symphonic poems he wrote seven symphonies and was for a time widely regarded as the leading British symphonist.

  24. Rachel Tucker

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    Rachel Tucker
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1981-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    actorsingerstage actor
    Biography

    Rachel Kelly Tucker is a Northern Irish West End and Broadway actress, best known for her portrayal of Elphaba in the hit musical Wicked. She has also starred in various other musicals and plays, including one alongside Sting (The Last Ship).

  25. Evelyn Dove

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    Evelyn Dove
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1902-1987 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    actor
    Biography

    Evelyn Mary Dove was a British singer and actress, who early in her career drew comparisons with Josephine Baker. Of Sierra Leone Creole and English parentage, Dove is recognized as a "trailblazing performer": in 1939, she made history as the first black singer to feature on BBC Radio, building a solid reputation not only through her work in Britain but also internationally, travelling to France, Germany, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Hungary, the United States, India and Spain. She was featured as a Google Doodle on what would have been her 117th birthday in 2019.

  26. Kit Armstrong

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    Kit Armstrong
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1992-.. (age 29)
    Occupations
    pianistcomposer
    Biography

    Kit Armstrong is an American classical pianist, composer, and former child prodigy of British-Taiwanese parentage.

  27. John Barbirolli

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    John Barbirolli
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1899-1970 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    conductormusicianmusic pedagoguecellist
    Biography

    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 he helped save from dissolution in 1943 and conducted for the rest of his life. Earlier in his career he was Arturo Toscanini's successor as music director of the New York Philharmonic, serving from 1936 to 1943. He was also chief conductor of the Houston Symphony from 1961 to 1967, and was a guest conductor of many other orchestras, including the BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonia, the Berlin Philharmonic and the Vienna Philharmonic, with all of which he made recordings.

  28. Es Devlin

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    Es Devlin
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1971-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    costume designerproduction designerscenographer
    Biography

    Esmeralda "Es" Devlin is a London-based artist and stage designer who works in a range of media, often mapping light and projected film onto kinetic sculptural forms.

  29. John Dankworth

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    John Dankworth
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1927-2010 (aged 83)
    Occupations
    actorcomposerclarinetistsaxophonistbandleader
    Biography

    Sir John Phillip William Dankworth, CBE, also known as Johnny Dankworth, was an English jazz composer, saxophonist, clarinettist and writer of film scores. With his wife, jazz singer Dame Cleo Laine, he was a music educator and also her music director.

  30. Gabriela Montero

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    Gabriela Montero
    Born in
    Venezuela Flag Venezuela
    Years
    1970-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    pianistcomposer
    Biography

    Gabriela Montero is a Venezuelan pianist, known in particular for her real-time improvisation of complex musical pieces on themes suggested by her audience and other sources, as well as for performances of standard classical repertoire.

  31. Henry Wood

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    Henry Wood
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1869-1944 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    conductorcomposeruniversity teacher
    Biography

    Sir Henry Joseph Wood 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 century, introducing hundreds of new works to British audiences. After his death, the concerts were officially renamed in his honour as the "Henry Wood Promenade Concerts", although they continued to be generally referred to as "the Proms".

  32. Edward Gardner

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    Edward Gardner
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1974-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    conductormusic director
    Biography

    Edward Gardner is an English conductor.

  33. Harrison Birtwistle

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    Harrison Birtwistle
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1934-.. (age 87)
    Occupations
    composermusic pedagoguefilm score composer
    Biography

    Sir Harrison Birtwistle, is a British composer of contemporary classical music. Among his many compositions, he is best known for The Triumph of Time (1972) and his operas, particularly The Mask of Orpheus (1986), Gawain (1991) and The Minotaur (2008). The latter was ranked by music critics at The Guardian in 2019 as the third best piece of the 21st-century.

  34. Rebecca Clarke

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    Rebecca Clarke
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1886-1979 (aged 93)
    Occupations
    composerviolistmusicologist
    Biography

    Rebecca Helferich Clarke was a British-American classical composer and violist. Internationally renowned as a viola virtuoso, she also became one of the first female professional orchestral players. Born in England (of a German mother and an American father), Rebecca Clarke claimed both British and American nationalities and spent substantial periods of her long life in the United States, where she permanently settled after World War II. She was born in Harrow and studied at the Royal Academy of Music and Royal College of Music in London. Stranded in the United States at the outbreak of World War II, she married composer and pianist James Friskin in 1944. Clarke died at her home in New York at the age of 93.

  35. Myra Hess

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    Myra Hess
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1890-1965 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    pianistmusic pedagogue
    Biography

    Dame Julia Myra Hess, was an English pianist, best known for her performances of the works of Bach, Mozart, Beethoven and Schumann.

  36. William Sterndale Bennett

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    William Sterndale Bennett
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1816-1875 (aged 59)
    Occupations
    composermusic pedagogueuniversity teacherconductorpianist
    Biography

    Sir William Sterndale Bennett was an English composer, pianist, conductor and music educator. At the age of ten Bennett was admitted to the London Royal Academy of Music (RAM), where he remained for ten years. By the age of twenty, he had begun to make a reputation as a concert pianist, and his compositions received high praise. Among those impressed by Bennett was the German composer Felix Mendelssohn, who invited him to Leipzig. There Bennett became friendly with Robert Schumann, who shared Mendelssohn's admiration for his compositions. Bennett spent three winters composing and performing in Leipzig.

  37. Fra Fee

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    Fra Fee
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1987-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    actorsingerstage actor
    Biography

    Francis Martin "Fra" Fee is an Irish actor and singer, known for playing Courfeyrac in Tom Hooper's film adaptation of Les Misérables. He played the role of Michael Carney in Jez Butterworth's The Ferryman at the Royal Court Theatre, West End and Broadway directed by Sam Mendes, for which he won the 2018 WhatsOnStage Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Play. Fee is set to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Kazi in the upcoming series Hawkeye, debuting on Disney+ in 2021.

  38. Emma Nicholson

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    Emma Nicholson
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1941-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Emma Harriet Nicholson, Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne is a British politician, who has been a life peer since 1997. She was elected as the Conservative Member of Parliament for Torridge and West Devon in 1987, before switching to the Liberal Democrats in 1995. She was also Lib Dem Member of the European Parliament for South East England from 1999 to 2009. In 2016, she announced she was re-joining the Conservative Party "with tremendous pleasure". In 2017, Baroness Nicholson was appointed as Prime Minister's Trade Envoy for Kazakhstan.

  39. Phil Gould

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    Phil Gould
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1957-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    musiciandrummersongwriter
    Biography

    Philip Gabriel Gould is a British drummer, songwriter and singer from the Isle of Wight in southern England. He founded the band Level 42 with Mark King.

  40. Miloš Karadaglić

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    Miloš Karadaglić
    Born in
    Montenegro Flag Montenegro
    Years
    1983-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    classical guitarist
    Biography

    Miloš Karadaglić, sometimes known just by his mononym Miloš, is a classical guitarist and Deutsche Grammophon/Mercury Classics recording artist from Montenegro.

  41. Dennis Brain

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    Dennis Brain
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1921-1957 (aged 36)
    Occupations
    horn playercomposer
    Biography

    Dennis Brain was a British horn player. From a musical family – his father and grandfather were horn players – he attended the Royal Academy of Music in London. During the Second World War he served in the Royal Air Force, playing in its band and orchestra. After the war he was principal horn of the Philharmonia and Royal Philharmonic orchestras, and played in chamber ensembles.

  42. Edmundo Ros

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    Edmundo Ros
    Born in
    Trinidad and Tobago Flag Trinidad and Tobago
    Years
    1910-2011 (aged 101)
    Occupations
    bandleaderconductorsingersongwriter
    Biography

    Edmundo Ros OBE FRAM, born Edmund William Ross, was a Trinidadian-Venezuelan musician, vocalist, arranger and bandleader who made his career in Britain. He directed a highly popular Latin American orchestra, had an extensive recording career and owned one of London's leading nightclubs.

  43. Susanna Mälkki

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    Susanna Mälkki
    Born in
    Finland Flag Finland
    Years
    1969-.. (age 52)
    Enrolled in the Royal Academy of Music, University of London
    1993-1994 studied cello
    Occupations
    conductorcellist
    Biography

    Susanna Ulla Marjukka Mälkki is a Finnish conductor and cellist. She is the daughter of Pirkko Liisa Vainio and the marine scientist Pentti Mälkki.

  44. Dominic Seldis

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    Dominic Seldis
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1971-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    musicianmusic pedagogue
    Biography

    Dominic Seldis is a British double bass soloist and principal (1st solo) double bass of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.

  45. Freddy Kempf

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    Freddy Kempf
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1977-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    pianist
    Biography

    Frederick Albert Kempf is a British pianist born in Croydon to a German father and a Japanese mother. He lives in Berlin.

  46. Jiří Stivín

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    Jiří Stivín
    Born in
    Czech Republic Flag Czech Republic
    Years
    1942-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    clarinetistcomposerpedagoguejazz musiciansaxophonist
    Biography

    Jiří Stivín is a Czech flute player and composer.

  47. Alan Bush

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    Alan Bush
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1900-1995 (aged 95)
    Occupations
    composermusic pedagogueconductorpianist
    Biography

    Alan Dudley Bush was a British composer, pianist, conductor, teacher and political activist. A committed communist, his uncompromising political beliefs were often reflected in his music. He composed prolifically across a range of genres, but struggled through his lifetime for recognition from the British musical establishment, which largely ignored his works.

  48. Granville Bantock

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    Granville Bantock
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1868-1946 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    composerchoreographerconductor
    Biography

    Sir Granville Ransome Bantock was a British composer of classical music.

  49. Xuefei Yang

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    Xuefei Yang
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1977-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    guitaristclassical guitarist
    Biography

    Xuefei Yang is a Chinese classical guitarist.

  50. Philip Sheppard

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    Philip Sheppard
    Years
    1950-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    conductorcomposermusic pedagoguemusician
    Biography

    Philip Sheppard is an English musician. He has composed more than 60 film, television and theatrical scores including Detroit: Become Human and the Star Wars: The Force Awakens behind the scenes Comic Con trailer. Sheppard was inducted into the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as a member of the Music Class of 2017. Sheppard has recorded arrangements of all the world's 205 national anthems for the 2012 Olympics.

  51. Clifford Curzon

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    Clifford Curzon
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1907-1982 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    pianistcomposer
    Biography

    Sir Clifford Michael Curzon CBE was an English classical pianist.

  52. Moura Lympany

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    Moura Lympany
    Years
    1916-2005 (aged 89)
    Occupations
    pianistautobiographer
    Biography

    Dame Moura Lympany DBE was an English concert pianist.

  53. E. Power Biggs

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    E. Power Biggs
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1906-1977 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    organistharpsichordistcomposer
    Biography

    Edward George Power Biggs was a British-born American concert organist and recording artist.

  54. Garðar Thór Cortes

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    Garðar Thór Cortes
    Born in
    Iceland Flag Iceland
    Years
    1974-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    actorsingeropera singerstage actor
    Biography

    Garðar Thór Cortes, is an Icelandic tenor of Icelandic and English parentage. A former child actor, Garðar subsequently trained as a singer in Vienna, Copenhagen and London. He has performed various leading tenor roles in operas, as well as a leading part in The Phantom of the Opera in London's West End. While insisting that he is first and foremost a classical opera singer, it was with his classical crossover album Cortes, released in Iceland in 2005, that Garðar came to prominence. His debut album in the UK, also titled Cortes, was released on 16 April 2007 and entered the UK Classical Charts at number 1.

  55. Anna Russell

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    Anna Russell
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1911-2006 (aged 95)
    Occupations
    actorcomediansinger
    Biography

    Anna Russell was an English–Canadian singer and comedian. She gave many concerts in which she sang and played comic musical sketches on the piano. Among her best-known works are her concert performances and famous recordings of The Ring of the Nibelungs (An Analysis) – a humorous 22-minute synopsis of Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen – and (on the same album) her parody How to Write Your Own Gilbert and Sullivan Opera.

  56. York Bowen

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    York Bowen
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1884-1961 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    conductorcomposerhorn playermusic pedagoguepianist
    Biography

    Edwin York Bowen was an English composer and pianist. Bowen's musical career spanned more than fifty years during which time he wrote over 160 works. As well as being a pianist and composer, Bowen was a talented conductor, organist, violist and horn player. Despite achieving considerable success during his lifetime, many of the composer's works remained unpublished and unperformed until after his death in 1961. Bowen's compositional style is widely considered as ‘Romantic’ and his works are often characterized by their rich harmonic language. He was one of the most notable English composers of piano music of his time.

  57. Bramwell Tovey

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    1953-.. (age 68)
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    conductorcomposermusicologistpianist
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    Bramwell Tovey, is a British conductor and composer.

  58. Ari Ólafsson

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    1998-.. (age 23)
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    singer
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    Ari Ólafsson is an Icelandic singer who represented his country in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 with the song "Our Choice" which ended 19th (last) in Semi Final 1 with 15 points.

  59. Fiona Brice

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    20th Century
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    composerviolinist
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    Fiona Brice is an English composer, orchestral arranger and violinist.

  60. Harriet Cohen

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    1895-1967 (aged 72)
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    pianistmusic pedagoguecomposer
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    Harriet Pearl Alice Cohen CBE was a British pianist.

  61. Michael Fitzhardinge Berkeley

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    1948-.. (age 73)
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    composerfilm score composer
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    Michael Fitzhardinge Berkeley, Baron Berkeley of Knighton, is an English composer, broadcaster on music and member of the House of Lords.

  62. Leo Abrahams

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    1977-.. (age 44)
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    composerrecord producerguitarist
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    Leo Matthew Abrahams is an English musician, composer and producer. He has collaborated with a multitude of professional musicians, including Brian Eno, Katie Melua, Imogen Heap, Jarvis Cocker, Carl Barât, Regina Spektor, Jon Hopkins and Paul Simon. After attending the Royal Academy of Music in England, he started his musical career by touring as lead guitarist with Imogen Heap. Since 2005 he has released five solo albums, largely in an ambient style involving complex arrangements and a use of guitar-generated textures. He has also co-written or arranged a variety of film soundtracks, including Peter Jackson's 2009 release The Lovely Bones and Steve McQueen's Hunger. Abrahams has produced Regina Spektor’s album Remember Us to Life. Hayden Thorpe’s Diviner, Editors' Violence and Ghostpoet’s Dark Days + Canapés.

  63. Jonathan Noyce

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    1971-.. (age 50)
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    bassistguitaristkeyboardist
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    Jonathan Mark Thomas Noyce is an English musician. He plays electric bass instruments and is known as a member of British rock group Jethro Tull, and also for his long association with guitarist Gary Moore, film composer Daniel Pemberton, the band Archive and French artist Mylène Farmer. In 2018 he was awarded an ARAM by the Royal Academy of Music.

  64. Joanna MacGregor

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    1959-.. (age 62)
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    jazz musicianmusic pedagoguecomposertelevision presenter
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    Joanna Clare MacGregor is a British concert pianist, conductor, composer, and festival curator. She is Head of Piano at the Royal Academy of Music and a professor of the University of London. She is currently artistic director of the International Summer School & Festival at Dartington Hall.

  65. Edward German

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    1862-1936 (aged 74)
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    composerconductormusic pedagogue
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    Sir Edward German was an English musician and composer of Welsh descent, best remembered for his extensive output of incidental music for the stage and as a successor to Arthur Sullivan in the field of English comic opera. Some of his light operas, especially Merrie England, are still performed.

  66. Joseph Parry

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    1841-1903 (aged 62)
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    composer
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    Joseph Parry was a Welsh composer and musician. Born in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, he is best known as the composer of "Myfanwy" and the hymn tune "Aberystwyth", on which the African song "Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika" is said to be based. Parry was also the first Welshman to compose an opera; his composition, Blodwen, was the first opera in the Welsh language.

  67. Lionel Tertis

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    1876-1975 (aged 99)
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    violinistcomposeruniversity teacherviolistmusic pedagogue
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    Lionel Tertis, CBE was an English violist. He was one of the first viola players to achieve international fame and a noted teacher.

  68. Alexander Mackenzie

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    1847-1935 (aged 88)
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    composermusic pedagogueuniversity teacherconductormusician
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    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.

  69. Carol Williams

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    1962-.. (age 59)
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    organist
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    Carol Anne Williams D.M.A., ARAM, FRCO, FTCL, ARCM is a British-born international concert organist and composer, now residing in America. She served from October 2001 and resigned her post in October 2016 as Civic Organist for the city of San Diego, California, performing regularly at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion. She was concurrently serving as the Artistic Director of the Spreckels Organ Society; producing the largest organ festival in North America since 2001. She was formerly the Artist in Residence at St. Paul's Cathedral San Diego.

  70. Edith Craig

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    1869-1947 (aged 78)
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    actortheatrical producertheatrical directorsuffragistsuffragette
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    Edith "Edy" Ailsa Geraldine Craig was a prolific theatre director, producer, costume designer and early pioneer of the women's suffrage movement in England. She was the daughter of actress Ellen Terry and the progressive English architect-designer Edward William Godwin, and the sister of theatre practitioner Edward Gordon Craig.

  71. John Joubert

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    1927-2019 (aged 92)
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    composer
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    John Pierre Herman Joubert was a British composer of South African birth, particularly of choral works. He lived in Moseley, a suburb of Birmingham, England, for over 50 years. A music academic in the universities of Hull and Birmingham for 36 years, Joubert took early retirement in 1986 to concentrate on composing and remained active into his eighties. Though perhaps best known for his choral music, particularly the carols Torches and There is No Rose of Such Virtue and the anthem O Lorde, the Maker of Al Thing, Joubert composed over 160 works including three symphonies, four concertos and seven operas.

  72. Maria Gordon

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    1864-1939 (aged 75)
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    geologistpaleontologist
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    Dame Maria Matilda Gordon DBE LLD, known as May Ogilvie Gordon, was an eminent Scottish geologist, palaeontologist, and politician. She was the first woman to be awarded a Doctor of Science from University of London and the first woman to be awarded a PhD from the University of Munich. She was also a supporter and campaigner for the rights and equality of children and women.

  73. Dominic Lewis

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    1985-.. (age 36)
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    film score composercomposer
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    Dominic Alexander Charles Lewis is a British film and television composer. He first worked on various music departments for film projects before transitioning into more solo work starting with Free Birds. His other credits includes The Man in the High Castle, DuckTales and Peter Rabbit.

  74. Augusta Read Thomas

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    1964-.. (age 57)
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    composermusicologistmusic pedagogue
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    Augusta Read Thomas is an American composer, professor, and supporter of the arts.

  75. Gwilym Simcock

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    1981-.. (age 40)
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    pianisthorn playercomposerjazz musician
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    Gwilym Simcock is a Welsh pianist and composer working in both jazz and classical music, and often blurring the boundaries of the two.

  76. David Giménez Carreras

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    1964-.. (age 57)
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    conductor
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    David Giménez Carreras is a Spanish conductor. He is the Music Director of the Orquestra Simfònica del Vallès. and a principal guest conductor of the George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra. Giménez Carreras is the nephew of tenor José Carreras and has conducted many of his concerts, including the 1998 outdoor concert in Barcelona attended by 50,000 people to mark the 10th anniversary of the José Carreras International Leukemia Foundation.

  77. Geraldo

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    1904-1974 (aged 70)
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    bandleaderconductorjazz musician
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    Gerald Walcan Bright, better known as Geraldo, was an English bandleader. He adopted the name "Geraldo" in 1930, and became one of the most popular British dance band leaders of the 1930s with his "sweet music" and his "Gaucho Tango Orchestra". During the 1940s, he modernized his style and continued to enjoy great success.

  78. Adam Searles

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    1981-.. (age 40)
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    actortelevision actor
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    Adam Searles is a British stage, film, and television actor. He has portrayed Gavroche in Les Misérables at the Palace Theatre, London, and played the original Artful Dodger in Cameron Mackintosh's 1994 production of Oliver! at the London Palladium. Searles opened the show in 1994 with Jonathan Pryce in the role of Fagin and was requested to close to show in 1998 with Jim Dale as Fagin.

  79. Robert John Godfrey

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    1947-.. (age 74)
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    composer
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    Robert John Godfrey is a British composer, pianist and founding member of The Enid.

  80. Graham McGrath

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    1971-.. (age 50)
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    actorfilm actortelevision actor
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    Graham McGrath is an English actor with film, television, radio and theatre credits. He currently also works for Merlin Entertainments based near London in Surrey, England. He had tuition at the Junior Academy of the Royal Academy of Music in London when he was only 4 years old. He also studied music and drama at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). He spent 9 years at the academies, refining his acting and musical talents. McGrath's first appearance in front of a camera was in a TV commercial for Colgate toothpaste as a 6-year-old. Among his first major film roles were as the loyal Titch in the 1983 fantasy adventure film Krull directed by Peter Yates and as the ten-year-old Peter the Great in a 1986 mini-series. He also played Luca di Marco in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders for three episodes in 1999. Since then, he has been continually active in the entertainment industry and primarily made the transition from child to adult star in his native England.

  81. Alicia Previn

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    songwriterchildren's writerviolinist
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    Alicia Previn is an American violinist, songwriter, recording artist and author. She is most associated as the daughter of André Previn KBE, the conductor of the Houston, Pittsburgh, and London Symphony Orchestras and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and American jazz singer Betty Bennett.

  82. Andrew Alexander

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    1982-.. (age 39)
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    actortelevision actor
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    Andrew Alexander is an English actor and singer, who is best known for his role as Sir John Bullock in Downton Abbey.

  83. Tobias Matthay

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    1858-1945 (aged 87)
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    composermusicologistmusic pedagoguepianist
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    Tobias Augustus Matthay was an English pianist, teacher, and composer.

  84. Jessie Bond

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    1853-1942 (aged 89)
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    singeropera singer
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    Jessie Charlotte Bond was an English singer and actress best known for creating the mezzo-soprano soubrette roles in the Gilbert and Sullivan comic operas. She spent twenty years on the stage, the bulk of them with the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company.

  85. Ebenezer Prout

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    1835-1909 (aged 74)
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    composerwritermusic criticmusicologistmusic pedagogue
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    Ebenezer Prout was an English musical theorist, writer, music teacher and composer, whose instruction, afterwards embodied in a series of standard works still used today, underpinned the work of many British classical musicians of succeeding generations.

  86. George Alexander Macfarren

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    1813-1887 (aged 74)
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    composerconductormusicologistmusic pedagoguemusic theorist
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    Sir George Alexander Macfarren was an English composer and musicologist.

  87. Rosemary Ashe

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    1953-.. (age 68)
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    singer
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    Rosemary Ashe is an English stage actress and classically trained opera singer.

  88. John Thomas

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    1826-1913 (aged 87)
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    composermusic pedagogue
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    John Thomas was a Welsh composer and harpist. The bardic name Pencerdd Gwalia (Chief of the Welsh minstrels) was conferred on him at the 1861 Aberdare Eisteddfod.

  89. John Lanchbery

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    1923-2003 (aged 80)
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    composerconductorfilm score composer
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    John Arthur Lanchbery OBE was an English-Australian composer and conductor, famous for his ballet arrangements. He served as the Principal Conductor of the Royal Ballet from 1959 to 1972, Principal Conductor of the Australian Ballet from 1972 to 1977, and Musical Director of the American Ballet Theatre from 1978 to 1980. Although he resigned from the position of Principal Conductor of the Royal Ballet in 1972, he continued to conduct regularly for the Company until 2001.

  90. Carroll Gibbons

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    1903-1954 (aged 51)
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    bandleadercomposerconductor
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    Carroll Richard Gibbons was an American-born pianist, bandleader and popular composer who made his career primarily in England during the British dance band era.

  91. Billy Cooper

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    trumpeter
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    Billy Cooper, also known as Billy The Trumpet, is a cricket supporter, best known as the trumpet player for the Barmy Army.

  92. Denise Orme

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    1885-1960 (aged 75)
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    singeropera singermusiciannoble
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    Jessie Smither, Duchess of Leinster, known by her stage name Denise Orme, was an English music hall singer, actress and musician who appeared regularly at the Alhambra and Gaiety Theatres in London in the early years of the 20th century. Married, successively, to an English baron, a Danish millionaire, and an Irish duke, she was the maternal grandmother of Aga Khan IV.

  93. Edwin Lemare

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    1866-1934 (aged 68)
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    organistcomposermusic pedagogue
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    Edwin Henry Lemare was an English organist and composer who lived the latter part of his life in the United States. He was the most highly regarded and highly paid organist of his generation, as well as the greatest performer and one of the most important composers of the late Romantic English-American Organ School.

  94. Denis Wick

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    1932-.. (age 89)
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    conductormusic pedagogue
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    Denis Wick is an influential British orchestral trombonist. He is also an internationally respected brass teacher and designer of brass mutes and mouthpieces. On retirement in 1989 he was awarded the International Trombone Association's annual award; he served as their president 2004–2006.

  95. Susan Bullock

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    1958-.. (age 63)
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    singeropera singermusician
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    Susan Margaret Bullock CBE is a British soprano. She has performed dramatic soprano parts at major opera houses, and also sung in concert and recital.

  96. Patsy Toh

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    1940-.. (age 81)
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    pianist
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    Patsy Toh is a Chinese-born pianist living in London, England. She has taught at the Royal Academy of Music since 1975, and became a Fellow in 1995.

  97. Peter Katin

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    1930-2015 (aged 85)
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    music pedagoguepianist
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    Peter Roy Katin was a British classical pianist and teacher.

  98. Leonora Braham

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    Leonora Braham
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    1853-1931 (aged 78)
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    singeropera singer
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    Leonora Braham, born Leonora Lucy Abraham, was an English opera singer and actress primarily known as the creator of principal soprano roles in the Gilbert and Sullivan comic operas.

  99. Kit Downes

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    1986-.. (age 35)
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    pianistjazz musician
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    Kit Downes is a BBC Jazz Award winning, Mercury Music Award nominated, solo recording artist for ECM Records.

  100. Maggie Teyte

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    1888-1976 (aged 88)
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    opera singer
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    Dame Maggie Teyte, DBE was an English operatic soprano and interpreter of French art song.