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)

For the first round of the audition (pre-selection) we ask you to send in recordings of the pieces as mentioned below. You can record the different pieces in separate takes.

If you are invited for the second round, you can prepare the same pieces. Please bring a program with you, so the jury knows what you have prepared. The audition will take 15-20 minutes.

  • 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 (combination of) following factors:

  • previous music education
  • development prognosis
  • professional perspective
  • technical realisation
  • musical expression

Please find examples of theory exams here.