Strings News

Bicentenary Scholarships for 2019-20 announced


Today the Royal Academy of Music announces six new recipients of the Bicentenary Scholarships for the 2019-20 academic year.

Christian Gerhaher and Chloë Hanslip announced as Visiting Professors


The Academy is pleased to welcome two internationally acclaimed musicians to its extensive roster of visiting professors: baritone Christian Gerhaher and violinist Chloë Hanslip.

Edward Gardner named Principal Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra


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


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


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

Academy Student awarded Davis Projects for Peace grant


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


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


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


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

Alex Ross


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


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


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


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


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

Academy at the Proms


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


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


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

Six Academy Students in BBC Young Musician of the Year Finals


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


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


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


Academy opens audition centre in Australia

Academy tops conservatoire student satisfaction ranking


Academy scores highest in overall student satisfaction among UK conservatoires

Tickets to our Autumn season are on sale


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

Junior Academy bassist awarded fellowship


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

June at the Academy


Find out about our June highlights

RPS wins for Academy family


Academy alumni and professor win RPS awards

‘It’s all about team playing’


Clio Gould previews Sainsbury Royal Academy Soloists’ next concert

Academy artists at the 2017 Proms


Academy artists at the 2017 BBC Proms

Summer Diary available now


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

Stravinsky CD reviewed


Reviews for Manson Ensemble’s Stravinsky

Violinist James Ehnes joins Academy roster


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


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

Steven Isserlis and Bengt Forsberg become Academy Visiting Professors


Two more internationally acclaimed performers join our extensive roster

Sheku joins Decca Classics


Junior Academy cellist signs major recording deal

Juan-Miguel Hernandez appointed as professor of viola


International artist of impressive range and quality joins Strings Department

2015 graduates demonstrate success


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

Autumn 2016 events


Tickets for Autumn events are on sale now

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


Professional mentoring and performance at the highest level

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


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

Academy joins BBC for Get Playing Virtual Orchestra


Digital orchestra launched for amateur musicians all over UK

Sheku Kanneh-Mason wins BBC Young Musician


Major triumph for Junior Academy student

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


HEFCE declares its strongest support for the Academy’s work

Junior Academy cellist wins RPS Duet Prize


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

Fellowship Awards


Announcing Fellowships for current students

Nominations for the Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards


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

Summer 2016 at the Academy


Announcing our Summer events schedule

Success at Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition


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

Success at Arts Club Karl Jenkins Music Award


Academy students are awarded all three major prizes

2016 Honours are announced


Annual Honours recognise achievements in the music profession

Academy appoints new University of London Professors


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