Thursday 24th June

Royal Academy of Music

We are delighted to host a variety of performances on Thursday 24th June. The Royal Academy of Music moves music forward by inspiring successive generations of musicians to connect, collaborate and create. From pre-school to post-doc, its students come from more than 50 countries. As it enters its third century, its aim is to shape the future of music by discovering and supporting talent wherever it exists.

4 performers from The Royal Academy of Music performing at the Picnic 2021

The Salwa Quartet

We are truly honoured and delighted to be able to present at Holkham Hall four outstanding alumni of the Royal Academy of Music who form the Salwa String Quartet to entrance you with beautiful classical pieces, some new work and some arrangements with a more modern and familiar appeal. The Salwa String Quartet are all postgraduate students at the Royal Academy of Music. Passionate about ensuring music is passed on to the next generation, they are educators with teaching experiences at award-winning cross-disciplinary institutions for the performing arts. In the coming year, the musicians each look forward to giving a variety of recitals accessible both in-person in the U.K. and from around the world via live-streaming technology.

Ella Hohnen-Ford

Ella Hohnen-Ford

Jazz vocalist Ella Hohnen-Ford is an improviser and storyteller in the art she creates. Having performed in the country’s top venues such as the Royal Festival Hall, Ronnie Scott’s and The Vortex her performance is not to be missed. Throughout the pandemic she has continued to create musical opportunities and seek out inspiration. She hosts a weekly livestream gig to her Youtube channel and has built an online community of thousands. Ella will be joined on the evening by Jas Kayser on drums, bassist is Conor Chaplin and pianist Deschanel Gordon.

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