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.
Strings Open Day: 23rd September 2016
Performance, the central driving force behind all Academy studies
Regent Scholarship Scheme
Emily Good, Strings Administrator
Telephone 020 7873 7395 / Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Higher Education Statistics Agency survey reports 100% in work or study
Working with Marin Alsop in BBC Music’s ‘Get Playing’
Join Museum Curator Joanna Tapp for this guided tour of our current exhibition
Join the Museum's Curator of instruments Barbara Meyer as she explores the secrets and wonders of the Academy’s stringed instrument collection.
The first in a series of concerts by the Academy’s CAVATINA Chamber Music Fellows.
A concert by the Tagus Quartet, Chamber Music Fellows at the Academy.
This day for prospective students, hosted by Head of Harp Karen Vaughan, will include a recital by 2016 graduates, discussions with harp tutors and a jazz class with Park Stickney
A recital by two acclaimed international soloists and recording artists.
A day in the life of the Strings Department, including interviews with current students, student performances and lesson observation with members of the distinguished faculty of professors
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 Fitzroy Quartet perform with undergraduate pianist Cristian Sandrin
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
Levon Chilingirian gives guidance on Brahms’s sonatas for strings and piano to student duos
Professor of harp at Utrecht and Amsterdam conservatoires
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...
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
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
Music for lute and guitar
Competitors peform their choice of a complete sonata by Brahms for strings and piano.
Sir Mark Elder conducts Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony