Ethel Bartlett (1896 - 1978) and Rae Robertson (1893 - 1956) were a very successful international piano duo. They were both students at the Royal Academy of Music and subsquently Academy Fellows. Ethel Bartlett, a student of Tobias Matthay and Schnabel, also partnered John Barbirolli in his early career. The duo enjoyed extensive international tours, in particular in the United States of America, recordings and commissions of new works for piano duo from Martinu and others.

The collection at the Academy includes personal photographs, some press cuttings and letters relating to this eminent piano duo.