Strings News

Edward Gardner named Principal Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra

25.07.2019

Edward Gardner has today been named the next Principal Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Royal Academy of Music embarks on a major new educational partnership with the Czech Philharmonic

24.04.2019

The Royal Academy of Music today announces an ongoing educational partnership with the acclaimed Czech Philharmonic (CP).

Royal Academy of Music at the 2019 BBC Proms

17.04.2019

The BBC Proms has today announced its 2019 programme, featuring two Academy-focused concerts.

Academy Student awarded Davis Projects for Peace grant

15.04.2019

Academy student Malgorzata Katarzyna Zwierzchowska awarded $10,000 grant by the Davis Projects for Peace programme to support her project ‘Music with no borders’.

Fellowship Awards 2019-2020

02.04.2019

Congratulations to all of the current students who have been awarded Fellowships to continue working at the Academy over the next academic year.

2019 Academy Honours Announced

27.03.2019

We are delighted to announce the 2019 honours list, awarded by the Royal Academy of Music.

Hans Abrahamsen and Ryan Wigglesworth announced as new professors

24.01.2019

Hans Abrahamsen named as the first Oliver Knussen Chair of Composition and Ryan Wigglesworth becomes Richard Rodney Bennett Professor of Music.

Alex Ross

26.12.2018

It is with great sadness that the Academy announces the death of Alex Ross, double bass student, on 22 December 2018.

Autumn 2018 Booking Now Open

08.07.2018

We are delighted to announce our autumn season of concerts, masterclasses and events at the Royal Academy of Music.

Hugh Laurie and Imelda Staunton awarded Honorary Membership

06.07.2018

On Wednesday 4 and Thursday 5 July 2018, we held our graduation ceremonies in St Marylebone Parish Church and the Academy’...

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.

Sheku Kanneh-Mason to perform at the Royal Wedding

24.04.2018

Academy student and cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason will perform at the Royal Wedding.

Academy at the Proms

23.04.2018

This year’s BBC Proms look as exciting as ever, with around 30 alumni, 13 staff and three current students featuring throughout the season.

Academy Honours Announced

26.03.2018

We are pleased to announce the latest Honours awarded by the Royal Academy of Music and the University of London

Academy Student Becomes Best-Selling British Debut of 2018

07.02.2018

Sheku Kanneh-Mason has become this year’s best-selling British debut artist

Six Academy Students in BBC Young Musician of the Year Finals

30.01.2018

Three undergraduate students and three Junior Academy students have been selected for the BBC Young Musician of the Year Category Finals

Spring 2018 Booking Now Open

12.12.2017

We are delighted to announce our spring season of concerts, masterclasses and events at the Royal Academy of Music

Academy unveils new Finzi scholarship and bust

02.10.2017

The Royal Academy of Music has unveiled a new specially-commissioned bust of the English composer Gerald Finzi as well as a significant new scholarship in the composer’s name

New audition centre opens in Australia

21.08.2017

Academy opens audition centre in Australia

Academy tops conservatoire student satisfaction ranking

16.08.2017

Academy scores highest in overall student satisfaction among UK conservatoires

Tickets to our Autumn season are on sale

19.07.2017

Tickets to the Academy’s Autumn season are now on sale

Junior Academy bassist awarded fellowship

03.07.2017

Jude Chandler, 14, made Honorary Fellow of the Guild of Musicians

June at the Academy

01.06.2017

Find out about our June highlights

RPS wins for Academy family

10.05.2017

Academy alumni and professor win RPS awards

‘It’s all about team playing’

27.04.2017

Clio Gould previews Sainsbury Royal Academy Soloists’ next concert

Academy artists at the 2017 Proms

20.04.2017

Academy artists at the 2017 BBC Proms

Summer Diary available now

07.04.2017

Find out what’s in our new Summer Diary of Events

Stravinsky CD reviewed

06.04.2017

Reviews for Manson Ensemble’s Stravinsky

Violinist James Ehnes joins Academy roster

16.03.2017

Canadian violinist James Ehnes is to join the roster of the Royal Academy of Music as Visiting Professor of Violin. Ehnes is one...

Arts Council head praises Open Academy

13.12.2016

Academy’s ‘significant work’ towards diversity in classical music is celebrated in keynote speech

Steven Isserlis and Bengt Forsberg become Academy Visiting Professors

30.11.2016

Two more internationally acclaimed performers join our extensive roster

Sheku joins Decca Classics

14.11.2016

Junior Academy cellist signs major recording deal

Juan-Miguel Hernandez appointed as professor of viola

07.09.2016

International artist of impressive range and quality joins Strings Department

2015 graduates demonstrate success

03.08.2016

Higher Education Statistics Agency survey reports 100% in work or study

Autumn 2016 events

25.07.2016

Tickets for Autumn events are on sale now

Royal Academy of Music and English Chamber Orchestra announce an exciting new collaboration

09.06.2016

Professional mentoring and performance at the highest level

Royal Academy of Music strengthens still further its exceptional Strings and Vocal staff

27.05.2016

Appointments are announced of Hannah Roberts, Ben Hughes, Mark Wilde and John Ramster

Academy joins BBC for Get Playing Virtual Orchestra

24.05.2016

Digital orchestra launched for amateur musicians all over UK

Sheku Kanneh-Mason wins BBC Young Musician

16.05.2016

Major triumph for Junior Academy student

The Principal celebrates top rating for world-class Royal Academy of Music

07.05.2016

HEFCE declares its strongest support for the Academy’s work

Junior Academy cellist wins RPS Duet Prize

05.05.2016

Sheku Kanneh-Mason is awarded inaugural RPS Duet Prize for Young Instrumentalists

Fellowship Awards

03.05.2016

Announcing Fellowships for current students

Nominations for the Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards

01.04.2016

Congratulations to all who have been nominated for Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards.

Summer 2016 at the Academy

22.03.2016

Announcing our Summer events schedule

Success at Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition

21.03.2016

Congratulations to Timothy Ridout (first prize) and Wenhong Luo (third prize)

Success at Arts Club Karl Jenkins Music Award

14.03.2016

Academy students are awarded all three major prizes

2016 Honours are announced

04.03.2016

Annual Honours recognise achievements in the music profession

Academy appoints new University of London Professors

17.02.2016

Recognition of outstanding contributions both to the Academy and to international musical life.

Junior Academy at BBC Young Musician

18.01.2016

Five performers with Academy connections reach category finals

Academy violinist selected for Menuhin Competition

05.01.2016

Academy undergraduate Mathilde Milwidsky, from north London, will be one of 22 international competitors