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
- Double Bass
For study on historical instruments, please see Historical Performance.
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Emily Good, Strings Administrator
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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
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A hugely distinguished and esteemed professor of violin retires, aged 80
Music by two celebrated modernists: Stockhausen and Boulez.
With the distinguished French film-maker and violinist Bruno Monsaingeon.
An exhibition on the life and works of this world-renowned violinist.
With Canadian virtuoso James Ehnes.
James Ehnes discusses his fascinating life and career with Dr Raymond Holden.
Students perform viola and piano repertoire including a new work by John Goldie-Scott.
Tatjana Masurenko makes one of her regular visits to the Academy.
Semyon Bychkov, Klemperer Chair of Conducting at the Academy, conducts Tchaikovsky.
A programme of music for tenor and harp.
Christian Thielemann returns to the Academy to conduct Strauss’s Tod und Verklärung
A varied programme of twentieth-century music performed by the Academy’s Chamber Music Fellows for 2015/16.
A journey through tales of love and passion.
Join Museum Curator Joanna Tapp for this guided tour of our new exhibition on Menuhin’s life and music.
Harp Masterclass with Catrin Finch.
Opening a chamber music series celebrating the music of Felix Mendelssohn, Robert Schumann and William Sterndale Bennett.
Academy students perform repertoire composed by Schumann and Mendelssohn
The Academy’s Menuhin Professor of Music delivers one of his inspirational masterclasses.
With recently appointed professor Roger Chase.
Academy students perform repertoire composed by Schumann and Mendelssohn.
The Academy’s Sir Richard Rodney Bennett Professor of Music, Oliver Knussen, conducts a programme of twentieth-century music for wind and brass.
Academy students perform Schumann.
Cello Masterclass with Sung-Won Yang.
Rachel Podger directs the Royal Academy of Music Baroque Soloists perform Telemann Tafelmusik, Production II 'Fit for a King's Table'.
Gunars Upatnieks returns to the Academy for a two-day teaching residency.
A Viola Masterclass with renowned performer, Lawrence Power.
Chamber Music Masterclass with Menahem Pressler.
Humphrey Burton joins Dr Raymond Holden to reflect on his encounters with Yehudi Menuhin.
A Brief Journey through the History of the Violin.
The Jørgensen Trio perform repertoire composed by Schumann.
Award-winning ensemble CHROMA return to the Academy.
Academy students perform repertoire from Mendelssohn and Sterndale Bennett.
Oliver Knussen conducts the Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble.
Strings prizes take place concurrently for Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass.
Students explore Kreisler’s miniature gems under the guidance of Jack Liebeck.
A view from the piano keyboard on the essence of partnering violin salon music with Katya Apekisheva.
Cellist Job ter Haar and pianist Dr Olivia Sham examines the interactions between William Sterndale Bennett, Mendelssohn and the cellist Alfredo Piatti.
With the Doric Quartet, Teaching Quartet in Association at the Academy.
Jack Liebeck guides students in exploring Kreisler’s deft re-imagining of other composers’ creations.
Violin Masterclass with Maurice Hasson
A prize for the performance of any complete work by JS Bach for violin, viola or viola da gamba.
The Sainsbury Royal Academy Soloists directed from the violin by Clio Gould.
Violinist Peter Sheppard Skærved explores the work of Yehudi Menuhin with contemporary composers, using materials from the Foyle Menuhin Archive at the Academy.
Academy guitarists present a fascinating programme tracing the influence of the Renaissance era on twentieth-century Spanish composers.
As part of Junior Academy’s Chamber Music Series, Susan Tomes and members of the Allegri String Quartet will wor...
The multi-award-winning film-maker and author Tony Palmer joins Dr Raymond Holden to discuss his thought-provoking boo...
Wolfe Wolfinsohn String Quartet Prize: Debussy and Ravel.
Explore the historical and contemporary relationships between performers, composers, instruments and instrument-makers.
A concert of Harp Chamber Music.
Garth Knox brings together composition and strings students in this workshop to explore sound-worlds and techniques.
Peter Sheppard Skærved explores two very different collaborations by Yehudi Menuhin. His epochal recording of th...