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

The following works can be used as a reference of what is acceptable repertoire, but other works at an equal technical level are also permitted:

  • One Italian sonata from the first half of the XVII century or a diminished madrigal/chanson for upper part.
  • At least two movements chosen from the Concerts Royaux or the Nouveaux Concerts by F. Couperin or a sonata by J. M. Leclair.
  • A sonata by F. Geminiani.
  • Two movements chosen from the Sonatas and Partitas by J.S. Bach or a Fantasia for solo violin by G. Ph. Telemann or a sonata for violin and basso continuo by J.S. Bach or G.F. Händel.

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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