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Birmingham Conservatoire

Music education since 1886 

In 2017 we’ll be moving into the first purpose–built conservatoire in a generation;
the first of the digital age.

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Education and training for musicians

In the heart of England, Birmingham Conservatoire is a place where talent develops, individual creativity flourishes and successful careers begin. We educate and train musicians to the highest professional standards in solo performance, composition, chamber music, orchestral playing and jazz.

The first UK music college to have an active research programme, established in 1993, we are now an internationally recognised centre for research into composition, performance with live electronics and musicology.

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Julian Lloyd Webber

Welcome from the Principal

Julian Lloyd Webber welcomes you to Birmingham Conservatoire.

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Leadership and Governance: Who’s who

HRH Prince Edward - The Earl of Wessex

HRH Prince Edward

Royal Patron

HRH Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex KG GCVO, became our first ever Royal Patron in March 2016. 

Sir Simon Rattle

Sir Simon Rattle


Principal Conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic and President of Birmingham Conservatoire since 1989.

Peter Donohoe

Peter Donohoe CBE


Peter Donohoe is acclaimed as one of the foremost pianists of our time. He is our Vice-President and has an Honorary Doctorate from the University.

Julian Lloyd Webber

Julian Lloyd Webber


Professor Julian Lloyd Webber became our Principal in July 2015 after he retired from his career as an internationally celebrated cellist. 

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