Strings

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

 
Contact

Emily Good, Strings Administrator
Telephone 020 7873 7395 / Email [email protected]

Jo Cole

Head of Strings: 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

First prize for student at International Music Competition Grand Prize Virtuoso

20.02.2015

Advanced Diploma cellist Alberto Casadei awarded opportunity to perform at the Royal Albert Hall.

Latest Blog

Calleva Collection

27.02.2015

At the Academy we are proud to be the custodians of many exquisite stringed instruments. The majority are several centuries old, but the collection we celebrate this evening proves that instruments being made in the present day are no less important or distinctive.

Upcoming Events

Academy at Colston Hall, Bristol

Tuesday, 03.03.2015 13:00, Colston Hall

Academy students perform

Twentieth-Century Contrasts

Tuesday, 03.03.2015 13:05, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Programme includes works by Bartók, Milhaud and Stravinsky.

Mainly New: The Music of Luke Bedford

Wednesday, 04.03.2015 18:00, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Academy alumnus Luke Bedford returns to present a concert of his chamber music.

Cello Masterclass with Steven Isserlis

Thursday, 05.03.2015 18:00, Duke’s Hall

One of the world’s most distinguished cellists.

Viola Masterclass: Atar Arad's Caprices

Friday, 06.03.2015 18:00, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

A performance demonstration by Atar Arad of his own virtuoso caprices, followed by a masterclass with Academy students.

Academy at Colston Hall, Bristol

Tuesday, 10.03.2015 13:00, Colston Hall

Academy students perform

East Meets West

Tuesday, 10.03.2015 13:05, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Students from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts present an exciting programme including performances on traditional Chinese instruments.

Wolfe Wolfinsohn String Quartet Prize

Wednesday, 11.03.2015 14:00, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Quartets by Beethoven and Schubert.

Academy at Charlton House

Friday, 13.03.2015 13:00, Charlton House

Academy students perform

Double Bass Masterclass with Joel Quarrington

Friday, 13.03.2015 14:00, Concert Room

Visiting Artist in Double Bass makes a welcome return to work with students on a range of repertoire.

The Barbirolli Lectures: Erich Gruenberg

Friday, 13.03.2015 18:00, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

In celebration of his long and remarkable career as a soloist, orchestral leader and pedagogue.

Academy at Colston Hall, Bristol

Tuesday, 17.03.2015 13:00, Colston Hall

Academy students perform

Mark-Anthony Turnage Talk

Tuesday, 24.03.2015 10:00, Various venues around the Academy

Event promoted by the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition

Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition

Tuesday, 24.03.2015 11:00 - 17:00, Various venues around the Academy

Event promoted by the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition.

Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition

Wednesday, 25.03.2015 11:00 - Saturday, 25.04.2015 21:00, Various venues around the Academy

Event promoted by the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition.

Come & Play: String Quartets

Wednesday, 25.03.2015 14:00 - 18:00, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Event promoted by the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition.

Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition

Thursday, 26.03.2015 10:00 - 14:30, Various venues around the Academy

Event promoted by the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition.

Masterclasses with Christoph Richter and Miguel da Silva

Thursday, 26.03.2015 10:00 - 17:00, Various venues around the Academy

Event promoted by the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition.

Masterclasses with Christoph Richter and Miguel da Silva

Friday, 27.03.2015 10:00 - Friday, 27.02.2015 17:00, Various venues around the Academy

Event promoted by the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition.

Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition

Friday, 27.03.2015 10:00 - 17:00, Various venues around the Academy

Event promoted by the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition.

Academy at St Martin-in-the-Fields

Tuesday, 07.04.2015 13:00, St Martin-in-the-Fields

Academy students perform

Academy at The Castle, Wellingborough

Friday, 17.04.2015 12:30, The Castle

Academy students perform

Yehudi Menuhin

Monday, 04.01.2016 - Wednesday, 30.11.2016, Museum ground floor

An exhibition on the life and works of this world-renowned violinist.

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