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.


Do you want targeted help to make the leap from being a student to a fully established professional?
Do you have a particular career path in mind and need help preparing to negotiate it?
Do you have a professional niche you want to develop?
Read more about our highly focused, one-of-a-kind Professional Diploma


See also

Performance, the central driving force behind all Academy studies
Fees and Financial Support
Open Days

Contact

Bex Herman Strings Administrator
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

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Upcoming Events

The Singing Cello

27 September 2018 1:05pm, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Yanyan Lin performs Beethoven, Schumann and Brahms

Viola Masterclass with Hartmut Rohde

08 October 2018 6:00pm, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Visiting Professor of Viola Hartmut Rohde makes a welcome return to the Academy to work with our viola students on a range of re...

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