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

Violinist James Ehnes joins Academy roster

16.03.2017

Canadian violinist James Ehnes is to join the roster of the Royal Academy of Music as Visiting Professor of Violin. Ehnes is one...

Latest Blog

Auditions 2016

01.12.2016

Advice for everyone auditioning for studies in 2017

Upcoming Events

Academy at China Exchange free

Wednesday, 29.03.2017 18:00, China Exchange

Academy students perform Haydn and Mendelssohn piano trios

Levon Chilingirian at Home free

Friday, 28.04.2017 19:00, Duke’s Hall

Our Chamber Musician in Residence, Levon Chilingirian, curates an evening of eclectic ensemble works

Sainsbury Royal Academy Soloists

Monday, 08.05.2017 19:30, Wigmore Hall

Mahler's Symphony No.2 at Royal Festival Hall

Thursday, 22.06.2017 19:30, Royal Festival Hall

Semyon Bychkov conducts 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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TODAY Double Bass #Masterclass with Visiting Artist, Joel Quarrington. 2.30–5.30pm DJRH @quarrin #strings #freetwitter.com/i/web/status/8…
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‘Helping students to keep any and every door ajar is vital’

Jo Cole