We want you to feel prepared for your audition, so here’s all you need to know about the availability of accompanists and where you’ll be able to practise.
The Academy has a pool of accompanists for the London auditions in December. There is no charge for using an Academy accompanist, and you will be allocated a rehearsal with them in your warm-up time immediately before your audition.
We regret that it is not possible to bring your own accompanist this year.
Piano Accompaniment candidates should consult the Piano Accompaniment audition page for guidance.
Please note, it’s not possible for us to arrange additional rehearsal time before the audition date, allocate accompanists in advance, or receive music copies in advance.
We do not require advance notice of your programme, but if you are not bringing standard repertoire please remember that technically challenging accompaniments can be difficult to master in the rehearsal time allocated before your audition.
When you arrive for your audition, you will be given practice time, usually at least 20 minutes immediately before your audition. If you would like more practice time beforehand, here is a list of commercial practice facilities in London:
- Jaques Samuel Pianos Ltd
142 Edgware Road, Marble Arch, London W2 2DZ
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7723 8818
- Peregrine’s Pianos
137A Gray’s Inn Road, London WC1X 8TU
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7242 9865
- Kafri Studios
Arch 357 Laburnum Street, London E2 8BB
Telephone: +44 (0)20 8616 0233 or mobile +44 (0)7828 254458
- Craxton Studios
14 Kidderpore Avenue, London NW3 7SU
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7435 2965
- The Music Studios
29 Marylebone Lane, London W1U 2NQ
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7486 0025
Also see London Rehearsal Studios for other suggestions.