Develop the highest standards of musicianship and pianism through the study of ensemble repertoire
The Ensemble Piano Department is led by experienced performer and teacher Professor James Baillieu.
We offer postgraduate students the chance to work with colleagues from all areas of the Academy’s musical life and be taught by some of the world’s leading ensemble pianists.
In addition to weekly concerts, there are numerous performance opportunities, including Academy Song Circle, which has given annual recitals at Wigmore Hall for the past 13 years and has performed at the Oxford Lieder and Leeds Lieder festivals, both of which are directed by alumni of the course. There are also opportunities to participate in Opera Scenes with Royal Academy Opera.
Numerous former students now pursue exceptionally successful careers as song recitalists, chamber musicians, soloists, repetiteurs, conductors, teachers and festival directors all over the world.