The practical exam (audition)
For the practical exam we ask you to prepare:

Two pieces or movements with piano accompaniment. For instance:

  • H. Dutilleux - Choral, Cadence et Fugato
  • F. Martin - Ballade
  • J.G. Ropartz - Pièce en mi bémol mineur
  • J. Castérède - Sonatina (first movement)
  • E. Ewazen - Sonata (first movement)
  • D. Schnyder - Sonata (first movement)
  • J.G. Albrechtsberger - Concerto (first movement)
  • N. Rota - Concerto (first movement)
  • H. Tomasi - Concerto (first movement)

Works of comparable or higher level are also acceptable.

You might also be asked to participate in a short sight reading test.

The evaluation of the practical part of the entrance exam will be weighed by the following factors:

  • musical expression
  • technical realisation
  • potential
  • previous musical education

The combination of these factors is also of essential importance. By and large, candidates should no longer suffer from any instrumental or technical impediments.

Master plan
Before you start the master you must hand in a Master plan. This plan needs to contain the following: your motivation for following the Master study, the specific principal study you wish to follow and the goals you wish to accomplish, the research programme and its relationship to the principal subject and any other personal wishes for the study.