The Piano Faculty has a worldwide reputation for training aspiring pianists as soloists, chamber musicians and accompanists.
We train pianists to think creatively. We will encourage you to find your artistic identity as a performer, developing your technique to become a well-rounded and imaginative musician.
The Academy offers two areas of Principal Study for pianists:
(undergraduate and postgraduate)
This area of study focuses on solo repertoire, concerto performance and all aspects of professional training. You will work closely with your piano professor, but you will also have the opportunity to play to Visiting Professors and in public masterclasses. Your training also includes regular chamber music and accompaniment experience.
Chamber Music and Piano Accompaniment
This area of study offers specialist piano accompaniment lessons with both singers and instrumentalists. Chamber music collaborations are frequent and performed regularly. These ensembles are coached by our piano professors and also by professors from other departments. You can also choose to receive some lessons in solo piano work.
If you are interested in the Academy’s Répétiteur course, information can be found under Royal Academy Opera. Some répétiteur experience is also offered to students studying in the Piano Faculty.
Alison Booker, Piano Administrator
Telephone 020 7873 7405 / Email firstname.lastname@example.org
World-wide reputation as an imaginative and innovative performer
Over 30 recordings released ranging from Bach to jazz
Experienced Curator/Director, most recently of Dartington International Summer School
Founder of her own label, SoundCircus
Studied at the Royal Academy of Music; Head of Piano here since 2011
Details of 2017 Summer Piano Festival revealed
Advice for everyone auditioning for studies in 2017
Pianist Oscar Caravaca performs music from Beethoven and Schubert at Colston Hall
Academy students perform Haydn and Mendelssohn piano trios
Thormod Rønning Kvam performs solo piano repetoire from Debussy and Mussorgsky