London Russian Music School



 named after S. Rachmaninoff

The London Russian Music School unites under one roof a music school based on Russian pedagogical tradition, a performing venue and a home of the London International Chamber Orchestra  - a professional orchestra affiliated with the school, and made up of professional musicians of exceptional talent. The school has a beautiful concert venue at St Mark’s Church, Hamilton Terrace with a Fazioli Grand Piano. 


The pupils of the LRMS have access to professional music education from their early years. When they join the School, 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 is based on Russian system and 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. 


All our pupils are given regular opportunities to perform in public, and 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. Our pupils regularly perform in charity concerts and other cultural events.  The highlight of each term is an End of Term Concert usually at St Mark's Church, in which all pupils perform. 


Our pupils are the recipients of numerous music awards including music scholarships and awards for excellence in music at top Senior Schools, the TFF scholarship, First Prizes at the Jaques Samuel and North London Festivals, First Prize at the International Piano Competition in Abruzzo, Italy, Third Prize at the International Piano Competition “Young Musician of the North”, First prize at the Emunah Young Musician competition, as well as other awards. Four of our pupils were among one hundred young pianists selected in nationwide auditions to perform at the Lang Lang mass piano event at the Royal Festival Hall.

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


You can see a list of our staff here .


Part of the School's life is a professional series of concerts at St Mark's, Hamilton Square  and other London concert venues, run by the School.  Attending these concerts, the children are introduced to the best of classical music performed by both gifted young soloists and musicians of high standing, The children's horizons are extended by exposure to all types of concerts - solo recitals, chamber music and orchestral performances. Also included in our series are family concerts. You can see the information about our past and future concerts here.


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 your help and support. Please contact our Administrator Emily-Rose Swirlesque on [email protected] to discuss our fundraising projects and how you can become involved.