Strings

Find out about the exciting events in store for string students in the coming term, both at the Academy and around London, in Jo Cole’s new Kick-off Calendar.

 
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

Bex Herman Strings Administrator

Hayley Pullen 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

Academy unveils new Finzi scholarship and bust

02.10.2017

The Royal Academy of Music has unveiled a new specially-commissioned bust of the English composer Gerald Finzi as well as a significant new scholarship in the composer’s name

Latest Blog

Auditions 2016

01.12.2016

Advice for everyone auditioning for studies in 2017

Upcoming Events

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

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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@RoyalAcadMusic • Sep 21
Postgrad Djumash Poulsen performed Ysaÿe's 'Ballade' as part of our #strings Open Day.
@RoyalAcadMusic • Sep 20
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@RoyalAcadMusic • Sep 04
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‘Helping students to keep any and every door ajar is vital’

Jo Cole