Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin
Sir James has been awarded a Fellowship from the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin for his promotion and performance of music worldwide. As a result, Sir James will take up residency as part of the International visiting artist series, and will be sharing his expertise with the students and guests of the Academy throughout the year.
In 2015 Sir James Galway was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Irish Academy of Music, joining a select group of Irish and international artists who are deemed to have been significant in the promotion and performance of music worldwide. Following from this, Sir James was invited to become an International Visiting Artist to the RIAM. In sharing his technique, tips and interpretation with RIAM students and guests in regular visits, this partnership aims to develop a methodology of flute performance, inspired by Ireland's greatest classical artist, that will be respected all over the world.
Royal College of Music, London
Sir James been given the Honorary position of Prince Consort Professor.
The role of Prince Consort Professor is paramount to the engagement of students at the Royal College of Music with the very highest international standards of performance and teaching. Working closely with the Head of Faculty, a schedule is devised where the Prince Consort Professor will work with the students in a range of activities. These include masterclasses, ensemble work and other performance opportunities.
Birmingham City University
Sir James Galway has received an honorary doctorate from Birmingham City University for his services to music.
Sir James Galway was named Doctor of the University (DUniv) during his only UK residency of 2016, held at Birmingham Conservatoire, part of Birmingham City University.
The residency saw Sir James being joined by his wife Lady Jeanne Galway and together they hosted a series of workshops and masterclasses for flute players. These sessions were preceded by a concert from the duo on Sunday 1 May in the Conservatoire’s Adrian Boult Hall, after which Sir James Galway received his honorary doctorate.