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

‘It’s all about team playing’

27.04.2017

Clio Gould previews Sainsbury Royal Academy Soloists’ next concert

Latest Blog

Auditions 2016

01.12.2016

Advice for everyone auditioning for studies in 2017

Upcoming Events

Viola Masterclass with Hartmut Rohde free

Wednesday, 03.05.2017 18:00, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Hartmut Rohde makes a welcome return to the Academy to work with our viola students

Advanced Diploma Recital: Luke Hsu free

Thursday, 04.05.2017 13:05, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Violinist Luke Hsu performs Ravel and Mozart

From Cremona to London — A Curator’s Tour free

Monday, 08.05.2017 12:30, Museum Strings Gallery

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

Sainsbury Royal Academy Soloists

Monday, 08.05.2017 19:30, Wigmore Hall

Directed by Clio Gould, the Sainsbury Royal Academy Soloists present music from Schubert and Tchaikovsky

Advanced Diploma Recital: Iosif Purits free

Tuesday, 09.05.2017 13:05, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

This recital reflects a stylistic voyage: a musical journey through Scandinavia, Russia, Germany and the Americas

The Secret of Cello Technique free

Wednesday, 10.05.2017 18:00, Henry Wood Room

Lionel Handy introduces students to his brand new manual for daily practice, written with advanced players in mind. Free,...

Advanced Diploma Recital: Henry Tong free

Thursday, 11.05.2017 13:05, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

This concert charts a journey from Beethoven’s earliest work for piano and violin

Academy String Orchestra free

Wednesday, 17.05.2017 19:00, Duke’s Hall

The Doric String Quartet, bring their expert knowledge of Haydn to the first-year undergraduate String Orchestra

Soundbox free

Thursday, 18.05.2017 12:30, Museum Piano Gallery

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

Behn Quartet free

Thursday, 18.05.2017 13:05, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

CAVATINA Chamber Music Fellows the Behn Quartet perform Janáček’s Second String Quartet alongside a new piece by Manson Fellow Joseph Howard.

Royal Academy of Music Patrons’ Award Winners’ Recital

Monday, 29.05.2017 19:30, Wigmore Hall

Joint winners, Silvija Ščerbavičiūtė and violinist Luke Hsu perform repertoire at a highly coveted Wigmore recital

Soundbox free

Thursday, 01.06.2017 12:30, Museum Piano Gallery

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

Soundbox free

Thursday, 08.06.2017 12:30, Museum Piano Gallery

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

Fitzroy Quartet free

Tuesday, 13.06.2017 13:05, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Stefano Mengoli and Laura Custodio Sabas violin  Emily Pond viola  Michael Newman cello  Philip Dutton G...

Violin Masterclass with James Ehnes

Thursday, 15.06.2017 18:30, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

James Ehnes gives a masterclass

Tagus Invites: Mahler and Brahms free

Monday, 19.06.2017 19:00, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Part of a week-long series of concerts with the Tagus Quartet celebrating chamber music

Tagus Invites: Haydn and Mozart free

Tuesday, 20.06.2017 13:05, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Ondine Quartet with James Sleigh viola Haydn String Quartet in C, op.76 no.3, ‘Emperor’ Mozart String Quint...

Mahler's Symphony no.2 at Royal Festival Hall

Thursday, 22.06.2017 19:30, Royal Festival Hall

Semyon Bychkov, conducts Mahler’s kaleidoscopic reflection on life, redemption and resurrection

Tagus Invites: Schubert and Mendelssohn

Thursday, 22.06.2017 13:05, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

The Tagus Quartet perform Schubert with cellist Benjamin Hughes

Cello Masterclass with Josephine Knight free

Friday, 23.06.2017 10:00, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Josephine Knight, Alfredo Piatti Chair of Cello, gives a masterclass

Tagus Invites: Schubert Quintet free

Friday, 23.06.2017 19:00, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

The Tagus Quartet perform Schubert with cellist Benjamin Hughes

Advanced Diploma Recital: Kitbi Lee free

Thursday, 29.06.2017 13:05, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Kitbi Lee violin Seungwon Lee piano Fauré Romance, op.28 Ysaÿe Violin Sonata in D minor, op.27 no.3 Schuma...

Violin Masterclass with Tasmin Little

Friday, 30.06.2017 10:00, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Highly esteemed Visiting Professor of Violin Tasmin Little with Honorary Membership of the Royal Academy of Music

Junior Academy Symphony Orchestra free

Saturday, 01.07.2017 15:45, Duke’s Hall

Gergely Madaras conducts the Junior Academy Symphony Orchestra

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

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@RoyalAcadMusic • Apr 24
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‘Helping students to keep any and every door ajar is vital’

Jo Cole