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.
• Performance, the central driving force behind all Academy studies
• Regent Scholarship Scheme
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Emily Good, Strings Administrator
Telephone 020 7873 7395 / Email email@example.com
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
Two more internationally acclaimed performers join our extensive roster
Advice for everyone auditioning for studies in 2017
Nicola Benedetti is presented with Honorary Membership before giving a masterclass
An afternoon of music and discussion inspired by the 1734 Stradivari instrument played by François-Antoine Habeneck with Peter Sheppard Skærved
Distinguished international artist and teacher Ralph Kirshbaum gives a masterclass
Garth Knox gives a Viola Masterclass
Music Director and Principal Conductor of the London Chamber Orchestra, Christopher Warren-Green, conducts a programme of Viennese music
Acclaimed ensemble Trio Owon give a masterclass
Olivier Charlier, violinist of Trio Owon and professor of violin at the Paris Conservatoire gives a violin masterclass
Sian Edwards conducts Thoman Adès' In Seven Days with the Academy Manson Ensemble and London Sinfonietta
Hodgson Fellow Małgorzata Garstka presents a concert of twentieth-century English works
Ariel Lang and André Pereira violin Joseph Griffin viola Pedro da Silva cello Mozart String Quartet in D minor, ...
Peter Sheppard Skærved considers a variety of violin bows and how they work
World-renowned violinist Maxim Vengerov performs chamber works by Brahms with students from the Academy
International operatic tenor, Dennis O'Neill CBE, gives a vocal masterclass
Djumash Durasiliev violin Zuzanna Basinska piano Debussy Sonata in g minor for violin and piano I. Allegro vivo II. Interm...
Sophie Plender, Senior Research Conservator at the National Portrait Gallery, explores violin varnishes
Josephine Knight and Felix Schmidt direct Academy Cello Ensemble
Mica Comberti Prize for the performance of any complete work by JS Bach for violin, viola or viola da gamba
Chetham's Chamber Orchestra perform Walton, Prokofiev and Korngold
Steven Doane gives a cello masterclass
Trevor Pinnock conducts Haydn and Mozart
Four prizes for strings
Steven Doane leads a musical tribute to the inspirational cello teacher Jane Cowan
The Halcyon Quartet perform Haydn at Colston Hall
Shostakovich Cello Sonata and Piano Trio
The Fitzroy and Kirkman Quartets perform Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich
Peter Sheppard Skærved explores the historical and contemporary relationships between performers, composers, instruments and instrument-makers
The Harold Craxton Prize for chamber ensembles with piano
BBC Young Musician 2016 is soloist with Junior Academy Chamber Orchestra
Romances and Poems by Shostakovich and Prokofiev
A varied programme of collaborations between guitarists, vocal and string students
Rachmaninov and Schnittke
Arensky, Glinka and Shostakovich trios
A prize open to all student string quartets at the Academy
Academy Baroque Orchestra present a concert of Haydn
Works for violin and piano by Brahms and Clara Schumann
Joel Quarrington gives a double bass masterclass
The Nancy Nuttall Early Music Prize for historically informed performances of pre-1800 chamber music
To celebrate her appointment to the Academy cello faculty, Hannah Roberts gives a masterclass
Directed by Clio Gould, the Sainsbury Royal Academy Soloists present a recital of Grieg, Phi Bui and Shostakovich
A concert of music by Italian composer Luciano Berio
Howard William's conducts Junior Academy Symphony Orchestra
The Harp Department collaborates with string and woodwind students
Venezuelan conductor Manuel López-Gómez conducts Academy Symphony Orchestra
Semyon Bychkov conducts Academy Symphony Orchestra
Mats Lidström reveals special qualities of the great cellos in the Academy’s collection