London Russian Music ACADEMY

med after S. Rachmaninoff

The London Russian Music Academy (LRMA) unites under one roof a music school based on Russian pedagogical tradition, a performance venue and the home of the London International Chamber Orchestra  - a professional orchestra affiliated with the Academy , made up of professional musicians of exceptional talent. 

LRMA is fortunate to have a beautiful concert venue (with a Fazioli Grand Piano), at St Mark’s Church, Hamilton Terrace,  Maida Vale.

LRMA pupils have access to professional music education from their early years. When they join us they become part of a big 'music family' for which music is a way of existence rather than merely another subject to study. Our programme of study includes two instrumental lessons per week, solfeggio, harmony, composition, chamber music and choral training. The emphasis is on getting to know and explore a wide and diverse repertoire. Lessons take place on Sundays at St Marylebone School in central London.  Individual lessons are also given at pupils' homes during the week.

All our pupils are given regular opportunities to perform in public, both in the UK and abroad. Those who demonstrate exceptional dedication to music are given further opportunities to perform alongside professional musicians, to play with the orchestra and to appear at prestigious concert venues. Recent performances took place at the Royal Overseas League, Leighton House Museum, St. Martin-in-the-Fields and Cadogan Hall. The highlight of each term is a concert in which all pupils perform. These concerts take place either at St Mark's Church or at other notable London concert venues.

Our pupils continuously receive music scholarships and awards for excellence at top senior schools as well as the prestigious Tsukanov Family Foundation Scholarship. Other notable successes include First Prizes at National Music Festivals, the Emunah Young Musician of the Year Competition and the International Piano Competition in Abruzzo, Italy as well as Third Prize at the International Piano Competition “Young Musician of the North” and Second Prize at the International piano competition in Grosetto, Italy.

The teaching staff are drawn from professional musicians of exceptional talent, many of whom combine teaching with flourishing concert careers.  

At LRMA we strive to provide music education of exceptional quality and to share the wonderful experience of classical music with as many music enthusiasts as possible. To do this, we need to provide a hardship fund and award bursaries and scholarships to many of our pupils. 

If you are interested in supporting us we would love to hear from you. You can email our Administrator Mina Nasiri at to find out how you can help us.