Piano

The Piano Faculty has a worldwide reputation for training aspiring pianists as soloists, chamber musicians and accompanists. 

 
We train pianists to think creatively. We will encourage you to find your artistic identity as a performer, developing your technique to become a well-rounded and imaginative musician.

The Academy offers two areas of Principal Study for pianists:

Piano Solo

(undergraduate and postgraduate)

This area of study focuses on solo repertoire, concerto performance and all aspects of professional training. You will work closely with your piano professor, but you will also have the opportunity to play to Visiting Professors and in public masterclasses. Your training also includes regular chamber music and accompaniment experience.

Head of department: Professor Joanna MacGregor

Piano Solo: Your Experience

Piano Accompaniment

(postgraduate only)

The Piano Accompaniment Course allows students to develop the highest standards of musicianship and pianism through study of ensemble repertoire. A combination of instrumental and vocal collaboration is central to the course and accompanists benefit from the experience and expertise of professors in all departments of the Academy, in addition to their own teachers.

Head of department: Michael Dussek

Chamber Music and Piano Accompaniment: Your Experience

Répétiteurs

If you are interested in the Academy’s Répétiteur course, information can be found under Royal Academy Opera. Some répétiteur experience is also offered to students studying in the Piano Faculty.
 

See also:
Performance, the central driving force behind all Academy studies
Regent Scholarship Scheme
 


Do you want targeted help to make the leap from being a student to a fully established professional?
Do you have a particular career path in mind and need help preparing to negotiate it?
Do you have a professional niche you want to develop?
Read more about our highly focused, one-of-a-kind Professional Diploma


 

Contact

Sam Batchelor, Piano Administrator
Telephone 020 7873 7405 / Email keyboard@ram.ac.uk

Professor Joanna MacGregor

Head of Piano: Professor Joanna MacGregor

World-wide reputation as a concert soloist

Over 30 solo recordings

Experienced Curator/Director, most recently of Dartington International Summer School

Founder of her own label, SoundCircus

Studied at the Royal Academy of Music; Head of Piano here since 2011

Latest News

New audition centre opens in Australia

21.08.2017

Academy opens audition centre in Australia

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Auditions 2016

01.12.2016

Advice for everyone auditioning for studies in 2017

Upcoming Events

Academy at St James’s Piccadilly free

Wednesday, 20.09.2017 13:10, St James's, Piccadilly

Academy students perform at St James’s Piccadilly

Piano Masterclass with Gintaras Januševičius free

Tuesday, 10.10.2017 10:00, Duke’s Hall

Lithuanian pianist Gintaras Januševičius gives a masterclass

Piano Recital: Granados and More free

Tuesday, 10.10.2017 13:05, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

A piano recital of Granados and More

Clarinet, Viola and Piano free

Tuesday, 17.10.2017 13:05, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Students perform Mozart, Kurtág and Schumann

Lilian Davies Prize free

Friday, 20.10.2017 10:00, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Piano students perform Beethoven Sonatas

Trio Opal free

Tuesday, 31.10.2017 13:05, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Trio Opal perform Beethoven and Brahms

Schumann’s Myrthen free

Tuesday, 07.11.2017 13:05, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

A performance of Schmann's Myrthen, op.25

Sterndale Bennett Prize free

Wednesday, 08.11.2017 10:00, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Competitors present recitals of piano music composed between 1830 and 1860 of their own choice.

Piano Masterclass with Steven Osborne

Tuesday, 21.11.2017 10:30, Duke’s Hall

Steven Osborne gives a Piano Masterclass

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‘My aim is to encourage young pianists to think creatively, be daring, and create opportunities for themselves’

Joanna MacGregor