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


Emily Good, Strings Administrator
Telephone 020 7873 7395 / Email

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


June at the Academy


Find out about our June highlights


Auditions 2016


Advice for everyone auditioning for studies in 2017


Advanced Diploma Recital: Kitbi Lee free

29.06.2017 木曜日 13:05, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Kitbi Lee violin Daniel King-Smith piano Fauré Romance, op.28 Ysaÿe Violin Sonata in D minor, op.27 no...

Violin Masterclass with Tasmin Little

30.06.2017 金曜日 10:00, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Highly esteemed Visiting Professor of Violin Tasmin Little with Honorary Membership of the Royal Academy of Music

Junior Academy Symphony Orchestra free

01.07.2017 土曜日 15:45, Duke’s Hall

Gergely Madaras conducts the Junior Academy Symphony Orchestra

Music for the Moment free

07.07.2017 金曜日 15:00, Wigmore Hall

People living with dementia are warmly welcomed, along with their friends, family and carers.

The Cello Makers with John Dilworth and Mats Lidström

27.09.2017 水曜日 18:30, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

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


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@RoyalAcadMusic • 6月 26
Double bass professor @chichinwanoku discusses diversity in #musiceducation: #strings
@RoyalAcadMusic • 6月 23
TODAY 10am Josephine Knight gives a #free #cello masterclass: #strings
@RoyalAcadMusic • 6月 19
TODAY 7pm @TagusQuartet performs #Schubert's Quintet in C with @benhughescello. #free #strings

‘Helping students to keep any and every door ajar is vital’

Jo Cole