Strings

Read Jo Cole’s Autumn 2016 news (PDF)

 
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
Regent Scholarship Scheme
 
 


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Contact

Emily Good, Strings Administrator
Telephone 020 7873 7395 / Email strings@ram.ac.uk

Professor Jo Cole

Head of Strings: Professor 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

Juan-Miguel Hernandez appointed as professor of viola

07.09.2016

International artist of impressive range and quality joins Strings Department

Latest Blog

Getting Everyone Playing

25.05.2016

Working with Marin Alsop in BBC Music’s ‘Get Playing’

Upcoming Events

A Celebration of the Life of Carmel Kaine

Sunday, 02.10.2016 17:00, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

A celebration of the life of renowned Australian violinist Carmel Kaine

Tyburn Trio free

Tuesday, 04.10.2016 13:05, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

The Tyburn Trio perform Mozart, Bruch and Schumann

Chamber Music Masterclass with Guy Johnston free

Wednesday, 05.10.2016 18:00, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Guy Johnston, acclaimed chamber musician and Academy cello professor, delivers a masterclass

Violin and Piano free

Thursday, 06.10.2016 13:05, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

A performance of Fauré and Saint-Saëns

Academy at Colston Hall

Tuesday, 11.10.2016 13:05, Colston Hall

The Behn Quartet perform Ravel and Szymanowski at Colston Hall, Bristol

Dvorák’s Piano Quintet free

Tuesday, 11.10.2016 13:05, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

The Fitzroy Quartet perform with undergraduate pianist Cristian Sandrin

Edward Gardner conducts Academy Symphony Orchestra

Friday, 14.10.2016 13:05, Duke’s Hall

Sold out - returns only. Edward Gardner, returns to the Academy for a performance of Mahler's Fifth Symphony

Advanced Diploma Recital: Mircea Gogoncea

Friday, 14.10.2016 19:30, Duke’s Hall

Exploring the unique influence of Paganini’s virtuosity, and celebrating music from Cuba

Bach Violin and Piano Sonatas free

Tuesday, 18.10.2016 13:05, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Bach Violin and Piano Sonatas performed by Mathilde Milwidsky and Yi-Shing Cheng

Flute, Cello and Piano Trios free

Thursday, 20.10.2016 13:05, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Flute, Cello and Piano Trio perform repertoire by Martinu, Weber and Nikolai Kapustin

Myths, Fantasies and Fairy Tales free

Tuesday, 25.10.2016 13:05, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

A programme of Myths, Fantasies and Fairy Tales

Cello Masterclass with Maria Kliegel free

Tuesday, 25.10.2016 14:30, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

A Cello Masterclass with Maria Kliegel

Double Bass Masterclass with Rick Stotijn free

Thursday, 27.10.2016 14:30, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

With Rick Stotijn, Principal Double Bass of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Brahms Workshop free

Friday, 28.10.2016 10:00, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Professor of Cello Colin Carr gives insights on Brahms’s sonatas for strings and piano

Academy at Rook Lane Chapel

Sunday, 30.10.2016 16:45, Rook Lane Chapel

Join the Behn Quintet for a teatime concert at Rook Lane Chapel in Frome, Somerset

Academy at China Exchange free

Wednesday, 02.11.2016 18:00, China Exchange

Students perform Schumann's late works at the China Exchange

Brahms Workshop free

Thursday, 03.11.2016 10:00, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Levon Chilingirian gives guidance on Brahms’s sonatas for strings and piano to student duos

Yan Pascal Tortelier conducts Academy Symphony Orchestra

Friday, 04.11.2016 13:05, Duke’s Hall

Russian music from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries

Material Matters: Gut free

Tuesday, 08.11.2016 18:00, Museum Piano Gallery

Instrument-maker George Stoppani will investigate gut strings, interpreting historical evidence from surviving instruments and parts, written sources and the visual arts

Academy String Orchestra free

Wednesday, 09.11.2016 19:00, Duke’s Hall

First-year string undergraduate students perform a varied programme of repertoire

Chausson’s Piano Quartet free

Thursday, 10.11.2016 13:05, Duke’s Hall

Chausson's Piano Quartet

Violin Masterclass with Tasmin Little free

Friday, 11.11.2016 14:00, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Visiting Professor of Violin

Violin and Piano free

Tuesday, 15.11.2016 13:05, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Nicolas Dupont violin Aleksandra Myslek piano Prokofiev Violin Sonata in D, op.94 Poulenc Violin Sonata Free, no tic...

Academy at China Exchange free

Wednesday, 16.11.2016 18:00, China Exchange

The Florizel Quartet perform Haydn and Smetana at the China Exchange

Cello Masterclass with Anssi Karttunen free

Friday, 18.11.2016 15:00, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Cello Masterclass with Anssi Karttunen

Anssi Karttunen in Conversation with Paul Morley free

Friday, 18.11.2016 11:00, Henry Wood Room

11.00am–12.30pm Since the early days of his career Anssi Karttunen’s passion for collaboration with composers has...

Oliver Knussen conducts Academy Manson Ensemble

Friday, 18.11.2016 19:30, Duke’s Hall

Magnus Lindberg in Residence

Academy at St James’s Piccadilly free

Monday, 21.11.2016 13:10, St James's, Piccadilly

The Fitzroy Quartet perform with pianist Cristian Sandrin at St James’s Piccadilly

Material Matters: Tropical Wood free

Tuesday, 22.11.2016 18:00, Museum Piano Gallery

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 directs Academy Baroque Orchestra free

Friday, 25.11.2016 19:00, Duke’s Hall

Laurence Cummings director Muffat Concerto Grosso no.5 in G from Armonico tributo Handel Concerto grosso in D, op.6 no.5, ...

Viola Masterclass with Máté Szucs free

Monday, 28.11.2016 10:00, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Principal Viola of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Tagus Quartet at the China Exchange free

Wednesday, 30.11.2016 18:00, China Exchange

The Tagus Quartet perform Haydn and Beethoven at the China Exchange

Wilfrid Parry Prize free

Wednesday, 30.11.2016 10:00, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Competitors peform their choice of a complete sonata by Brahms for strings and piano.

Sir Mark Elder conducts Academy Symphony Orchestra

Friday, 02.12.2016 13:05, Duke’s Hall

Sold out - returns only. Sir Mark Elder conducts Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony

Mahler's Symphony No.2 at Royal Festival Hall

Thursday, 22.06.2017 19:30, Royal Festival Hall

Semyon Bychkov conducts Academy Symphony Orchestra

The Cello Makers with John Dilworth and Mats Lidström

Wednesday, 27.09.2017 18:30, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Mats Lidström reveals special qualities of the great cellos in the Academy’s collection

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Congrats to 2015 #strings #alum Maciej Burdzy, appointed Principal Second Violin with Zurich Opera.
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Visiting #Strings Prof @HopeViolin starts his new role today as Music Director of @zkoLive.
@RoyalAcadMusic • Sep 23
Sunday morning at @wigmore_hall, two alumni who are now both profs here: @jack_liebeck #strings #violin and Amandine Savary #piano.

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Jo Cole