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
Regent Scholarship Scheme

Contact

Bex Herman Strings Administrator
Hayley Pullen 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

Academy student wins two Classic Brit Awards

14.06.2018

We are delighted to hear that Academy student Sheku Kanneh-Mason has won two Classic Brit Awards

Latest Blog

Auditions 2016

01.12.2016

Advice for everyone auditioning for studies in 2017

Upcoming Events

Bukolika Piano Trio free

Tuesday, 26.06.2018 13:05 - 13:55, Duke’s Hall

The young Polish piano trio play Schubert’s Piano Trio in E flat, D 929

Voyage through Haydn’s Piano Trios free

Wednesday, 27.06.2018 11:30 - 17:30, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Adrian Brendel directs a day exploring Haydn’s piano trios, featuring Joanna MacGregor and student pianists XinRu Chen, Mihály Berecz, Rebecca Leung, Mateusz Duda, Songeun Choi, Gabrielė Sutkutė, Julia Klimek, Ignas Maknickas and Isata Kanneh-Mason

Harp Department Showcase free

Friday, 29.06.2018 13:05, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Harp students perform solos, duets and quartets

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@RoyalAcadMusic • Sep 21
Postgrad Djumash Poulsen performed Ysaÿe's 'Ballade' as part of our #strings Open Day.
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‘Helping students to keep any and every door ajar is vital’

Jo Cole