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.

Practical section entrance exam

The candidate prepares a programme of ca. 20 minutes of which about 15 minutes will be played during the exam. The works on the program should be chosen from several style periods and serve the aim to evaluate the musicality of the candidate, technical ability, level of stylistic knowledge and affinity with the performed repertoire.

The following program or similar pieces should be prepared for the audition:

- two etudes from Cramer, Clementi, Czerny, Hummel, and/or Chopin fortepiano to be chosen according to the etude

- one piece from CPE Bach’s Kenner und Liebhaber series wq. 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 61 to be performed on a five octave fortepiano

- one classical sonata pre-1800 by Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven (or contemporaries) to be performed on a five octave fortepiano

- one romantic work by Schubert, Mendelssohn, Schumann (or contemporaries) to be performed on a six or seven octave fortepiano

Theoretical section entrance exam
The theory section consists of:

  • a written hearing test
  • a written test in general music theory
  • an individual practical solfège test

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