The entrance exam consists of a practical and a theoretical part. You will have to be successful in both parts in order to secure a place.

The practical exam (audition)
The candidate should display musical and instrumental awareness, involvement and facility. The practical exam consists of the following elements:

  • two studies of different character e.g.: Klosé Mule Bassi Lacour Bozza Gallois-Montbrun

  • two performance pieces of different character e.g.: Maurice - Tableaux de Provence Bonneau - Suite Tcherephien - Sonatine Sportive Von Koch - Monologue no. 4 Bozza - Aria Jolivet – Fantasie impromptu

For all suggestions applicable: Works of comparable or higher level are also acceptable. The evaluation of the practical part of the entrance exam will be in part weighed by the following factors:

  • previous music education

  • development prognosis

  • professional perspective

  • technical realisation

  • musical expression

The combination of these factors is also of essential importance. Not (yet) being able to perform the pieces on the list at an optimum standard is therefore in itself not a reason to prevent you doing an entrance exam!

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