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at Sheffield Music Academy

Saturday 25 June

On Saturday 25th June, Sheffield Music Academy was delighted to present two Brahms String Sextets in a special performance of Academy staff and guests Robin Ireland (former violist with the Lindsay String Quartet) and Adrian Bradbury. The Sextets were well received and sounded beautiful backlit by the warm evening glow from the church's stained glass windows.

Martin Cropper 
Christopher Jones violin
Robin Ireland viola
Henrietta Hill viola
Richard Jenkinson cello

Adrian Bradbury cello

Brahms String Sextets - No. 1 in Bb major, Op.18 and No. 2 in G major, Op.36

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Photo Amy Howe.


Saturday 11 June

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On Saturday 11th June, we were delighted to host the book launch presentation of pianist, composer, examiner, and SMA teacher Victoria Proudler with her new book, 'Piano Grades Are Go!', 20 characterful pieces for Initial to Grade 1 players. Vicky was joined by her publishing team EVC Music, and some of her SMA students to help deliver an introduction to her book - check out some photos below!

Vicky was also interviewed by the Sheffield Star, so be sure to check that out on their website. Be sure to go grab your copy to supercharge your piano skills...!

Congratulations again, Vicky!

Photo Samantha Avila Ricci.


SMA Staff

Victoria Proudler

Victoria Proudler graduated with honours in Music, specialising in piano performance, from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 1997.  She has a range of experience from performing as a soloist, including a solo piano recital for BBC radio, to performing as a piano accompanist and chamber musician.  Vicky has over twenty years’ experience in teaching piano to high levels and holds a PGCE in Secondary Music Teaching with experience in teaching and assessing music in schools.


Vicky is a Music Examiner for Trinity College London, examining candidates in Music Grades 1-8. She has also spent several years as Trinity’s Keyboard Advisor, advising on all aspects of keyboard syllabuses. She has provided examiner training and been involved in writing examination syllabuses, including writing arrangements and compositions for publication.


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