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)
During the practical exam the candidate will play the following works:

  • two studies of different character e.g.: Campagnoli - 42 caprices or Dont - op. 37 Kreutzer - 42 studies or Hoffmeister - 12 studies or Rode- 24 caprices

  • one short solo piece or two movements from a solo suite or sonata
    e.g.: Telemann - Phantasy Bach - from Cello suite, 1 or 2 or violin sonata/partita Britten - Elegy or Hindemith - Sonata

  • one performance piece e.g.: Hindemith – Trauermusik or Meditation or Glazounow – Elegy, J.Chr. Bach - Concerto (1st movement) Bruch – Romanze Telemann - Concerto in G Bloch - Suite Hebraique Bach - Gamba sonatas

  • contemporary work is always welcome

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!

Please find examples of theory exams here.