Strings

Read Jo Cole’s Autumn 2016 news (PDF)

 
The Academy’s enviable reputation for training string players is firmly based on the stimulating educational and cultural experiences of our students, the distinction of our faculty and visiting professors, and — not least — the successful careers of many of our alumni throughout the profession.

Our string students benefit from a combination of strong artistic traditions with forward-thinking realism about today’s musical life. We aim to provide you with an imaginative springboard from which to launch your careers.

The Academy offers Principal Study in
• Violin
• Viola
• Cello
• Double Bass

For study on historical instruments, please see Historical Performance.

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


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Contact

Emily Good, Strings Administrator
Telephone 020 7873 7395 / Email strings@ram.ac.uk

Professor Jo Cole

Head of Strings: Professor Jo Cole

Successful and versatile orchestral and chamber musician

Dedicated and experienced educator

Diverse career also includes outreach and consultancy work with big business

Studied at the Royal Academy of Music: Head of Strings since 2010

Latest News

New audition centre opens in Australia

21.08.2017

Academy opens audition centre in Australia

Latest Blog

Auditions 2016

01.12.2016

Advice for everyone auditioning for studies in 2017

Upcoming Events

Strings Open Day free

Thursday, 21.09.2017 10:00, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

A day in the life of the Strings Department, including interviews with current students, student performances and lesson observation with members of the distinguished faculty of professors

Instruments and Ideas: What is a Violin? free

Friday, 22.09.2017 14:30, Museum Piano Gallery

Peter Sheppard Skærved explores a 1685 Stradivarius violin

The Cello Makers with John Dilworth and Mats Lidström

Wednesday, 27.09.2017 18:30, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Mats Lidström reveals special qualities of the great cellos in the Academy’s collection

Soundbox free

Thursday, 28.09.2017 12:30, Museum Piano Gallery

Peter Sheppard Skærved explores the historical and contemporary relationships between performers, composers, instruments and instrument-makers

Viola Masterclass with Garth Knox free

Tuesday, 03.10.2017 18:00, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Garth Knox gives a Viola Masterclass

Berlin in London: Double Bass Masterclass free

Friday, 06.10.2017 13:00, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Matthew McDonald, Principal Double Bass of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, gives a masterclass

Sainsbury Royal Academy Soloists free

Friday, 06.10.2017 13:05, Duke’s Hall

The Sainsbury Royal Academy Soloists present a programme of Schnittke and Stravinsky.

Berlin in London: Viola Masterclass free

Sunday, 08.10.2017 10:30, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Máté Szűcs, Principal Viola of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, gives a masterclass

Soundbox free

Thursday, 12.10.2017 12:30, Museum Piano Gallery

Peter Sheppard Skærved explores the historical and contemporary relationships between performers, composers, instruments and instrument-makers

Couperin Explored free

Thursday, 12.10.2017 13:05, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

A programme of Couperin, Arcaro, Laidlow and Rameau

Semyon Bychkov conducts Mahler’s Ninth Symphony

Friday, 13.10.2017 19:30, Duke’s Hall

Semyon Bychkov conducts the Academy Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Mahler's Ninth Symphony

From Cremona to London — A Curator’s Tour free

Monday, 16.10.2017 12:30, Museum Strings Gallery

Barbara Meyer, the Museum's Curator of Instruments, gives a specialist guided tour of the Museum

Colin Carr and the Bach Cello Suites free

Monday, 16.10.2017 16:00, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Colin Carr shares his refreshing and exhilarating approach to Bach’s cello suites in an intensive three-day mix of teaching and performing

Colin Carr and the Bach Cello Suites free

Tuesday, 17.10.2017 16:00, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Colin Carr shares his refreshing and exhilarating approach to Bach’s cello suites in an intensive three-day mix of teaching and performing

Colin Carr and the Bach Cello Suites free

Wednesday, 18.10.2017 16:00, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Colin Carr shares his refreshing and exhilarating approach to Bach’s cello suites in an intensive three-day mix of teaching and performing

Cello Quartet free

Thursday, 19.10.2017 13:05, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Four cellists perform Werner, Tansman and Schumann

Violin Sonatas free

Thursday, 26.10.2017 13:05, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

A violin recital of Bartok and Beethoven

Violin Sonatas free

Thursday, 26.10.2017 13:05, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

A violin recital of Bartok and Beethoven

Trio Opal free

Tuesday, 31.10.2017 13:05, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Trio Opal perform Beethoven and Brahms

Soundbox free

Thursday, 02.11.2017 12:30, Museum Piano Gallery

Peter Sheppard Skærved explores the historical and contemporary relationships between performers, composers, instruments and instrument-makers

Academy String Orchestra free

Wednesday, 08.11.2017 19:00, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Head of Strings Jo Cole conducts the Academy String Orchestra

Tyburn Trio free

Thursday, 16.11.2017 13:05, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

The Tyburn Trio perform Beethoven

Violin Masterclass with Michael Frischenschlager free

Friday, 17.11.2017 10:00, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Violin Masterclass with distinguished violin professor Michael Frischenschlager

Harp Chamber Music free

Tuesday, 21.11.2017 13:05, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Harp and flute students perform

Soundbox free

Thursday, 23.11.2017 12:30, Museum Piano Gallery

Peter Sheppard Skærved explores the historical and contemporary relationships between performers, composers, instruments and instrument-makers

Violin Masterclass with Ning Feng free

Wednesday, 29.11.2017 10:00, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

We welcome Ning Feng to the Academy to share his inspiring artistry with our students

Junior Academy Symphony Orchestra free

Saturday, 02.12.2017 15:45, Duke’s Hall

Richard Dickins conducts the Junior Academy Symphony Orchestra

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‘Helping students to keep any and every door ajar is vital’

Jo Cole