String players working at the highest levels have used the experiences and connections made at RCS as a springboard into the profession as soloists, chamber and orchestral musicians and as teachers. They have also taken advantage of the flexibility built into the postgraduate programme to explore an extraordinary range of projects, collaborating across different musical genres and disciplines including poetry, visual artists and video.
The majority of our teaching staff are professional musicians working in Scotland and beyond. Being surrounded by four professional orchestras in Glasgow alone and the only Conservatoire in Scotland, the Department is integrated into the professional musical life of Glasgow and our students are in regular contact with it through personal contact as well as apprenticeship schemes. Students search for identity through creativity and artistic experimentation, and develop a clear overview of what it is to live and work as musicians today.