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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Read more about our highly focused, one-of-a-kind Professional Diploma.
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
International artist of impressive range and quality joins Strings Department
Working with Marin Alsop in BBC Music’s ‘Get Playing’
A celebration of the life of renowned Australian violinist Carmel Kaine
The Tyburn Trio perform Mozart, Bruch and Schumann
Guy Johnston, acclaimed chamber musician and Academy cello professor, delivers a masterclass
A performance of Fauré and Saint-Saëns
The Behn Quartet perform Ravel and Szymanowski at Colston Hall, Bristol
The Fitzroy Quartet perform with undergraduate pianist Cristian Sandrin
Sold out - returns only. Edward Gardner, returns to the Academy for a performance of Mahler's Fifth Symphony
Exploring the unique influence of Paganini’s virtuosity, and celebrating music from Cuba
Bach Violin and Piano Sonatas performed by Mathilde Milwidsky and Yi-Shing Cheng
Flute, Cello and Piano Trio perform repertoire by Martinu, Weber and Nikolai Kapustin
A programme of Myths, Fantasies and Fairy Tales
A Cello Masterclass with Maria Kliegel
With Rick Stotijn, Principal Double Bass of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Professor of Cello Colin Carr gives insights on Brahms’s sonatas for strings and piano
Join the Behn Quintet for a teatime concert at Rook Lane Chapel in Frome, Somerset
Students perform Schumann's late works at the China Exchange
Levon Chilingirian gives guidance on Brahms’s sonatas for strings and piano to student duos
Russian music from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries
Instrument-maker George Stoppani will investigate gut strings, interpreting historical evidence from surviving instruments and parts, written sources and the visual arts
First-year string undergraduate students perform a varied programme of repertoire
Chausson's Piano Quartet
Visiting Professor of Violin
Nicolas Dupont violin Aleksandra Myslek piano Prokofiev Violin Sonata in D, op.94 Poulenc Violin Sonata Free, no tic...
The Florizel Quartet perform Haydn and Smetana at the China Exchange
Cello Masterclass with Anssi Karttunen
11.00am–12.30pm Since the early days of his career Anssi Karttunen’s passion for collaboration with composers has...
Magnus Lindberg in Residence
The Fitzroy Quartet perform with pianist Cristian Sandrin at St James’s Piccadilly
Bow-maker and restorer Luis Emilio Rodríguez Carrington explores the use of far-flung materials in creating musical instruments, bows and their accessories
Laurence Cummings director Muffat Concerto Grosso no.5 in G from Armonico tributo Handel Concerto grosso in D, op.6 no.5, ...
Principal Viola of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
The Tagus Quartet perform Haydn and Beethoven at the China Exchange
Competitors peform their choice of a complete sonata by Brahms for strings and piano.
Sold out - returns only. Sir Mark Elder conducts Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony
Semyon Bychkov conducts Academy Symphony Orchestra
Mats Lidström reveals special qualities of the great cellos in the Academy’s collection