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:
(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.
Chamber Music and Piano Accompaniment
This area of study offers specialist piano accompaniment lessons with both singers and instrumentalists. Chamber music collaborations are frequent and performed regularly. These ensembles are coached by our piano professors and also by professors from other departments. You can also choose to receive some lessons in solo piano work.
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.
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?
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Read more about our highly focused, one-of-a-kind Professional Diploma.
Sam Batchelor, Piano Administrator
Telephone 020 7873 7405 / Email email@example.com
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
Two more internationally acclaimed performers join our extensive roster
Advice for everyone auditioning for studies in 2017
A specialist guided tour of the Academy Museum’s historic keyboard collection
Acclaimed ensemble Trio Owon give a masterclass
International solo, chamber and concerto musician, Orit Wolf, gives a piano masterclass
Open Academy Fellows and the Museum team lead an exploration of instruments and making music as a group
Piano recital with Adrian Brendle and Anna Geniushene
Steven Devine explores the unique expressive capabilities of the clavichord
Academy pianist Alim Beisembayev performs solo works by Scarlatti, Beethoven, Chopin and Brahms
Hodgson Fellow Małgorzata Garstka presents a concert of twentieth-century English works
A concert of music for bassoon and piano at Colston Hall
Acclaimed new music pianist Dr Zubin Kanga performs a recital of new works by Master's students
Academy students play side-by-side with members of the Nash Ensemble
Djumash Durasiliev and Ariel Lanyi perform Debussy’s Sonata in G minor for violin and piano
A concert of Prokofiev and Sofia Gubaidulina
The Halcyon Quartet perform Haydn at Colston Hall
Pianist Ariel Lanyi performs music from Liszt at Colston Hall
Students perform Reinecke and Franck at Colston Hall
Pianist Oscar Caravaca performs music from Beethoven and Schubert at Colston Hall