Since 1962, The Purcell School has welcomed talented young musicians from across the UK and the world to study at Britain’s oldest specialist music school. Having received an outstanding musical and strong academic education, most students go on to be successful in their chosen fields.

We are very proud of our former students, many of whom have enjoyed national and international success. They can be found in the major orchestras of the UK and across the world, as well as in leading ensembles. Recent notable alumni include BBC Young Musician of the Year 2014 pianist Martin James Bartlett, Royal Harpist Anne Denholm, twice Grammy Award winning Jazz pianist Jacob Collier and Oscar and BAFTA nominated film composer Mica Levi, to name but a few.

In the main, music remains a passion for Purcell alumni regardless of the directions in which life and careers have taken them.