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:

  • 2 studies with different characters (e.g. Rode, Dont Op.35, Kreutzer after nr.35)
  • The first movement of a Sonata (e.g.Mozart, Beethoven, Grieg, Brahms)
  • The First movement of a Concerto (e.g. Spohr 8, Mozart 3,4,5, Bruch, Wieniawski)
  • Performance piece (e.g. Saint-Saëns, Kreisler, Telemann Fantasia, movement of Bach Sonata or Partita)

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 from doing an entrance exam!

    Please find examples of theory exams here.