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Violin Bachelor Training - Course Description

Classical Violin Studies

The basic aim of the violin main subject on the bachelor level is to reach a reliable technical level, to establish the foundations of further artistic and pedagogical advancement, to prepare the students for the master training. Students have to pass a compulsory exam in their main subject at the end of each semester, which guarantees constant professional control.

 

Classical Violin Studies:

Examination materials: candidate will be evaluated based upon performance of the following

 

BA I, 1st semester 
 
Two pieces selected by the student
 
examples:
  • two movements of different tempos and contrasting characters from the Partitas or solo sonatas by J.S. Bach, AND an outer movement of a violin concerto (except: Mozart concertos)
  • an outer movement of an etude and a violin concerto (except: Mozart concertos)
  • a performance piece and an etude, etc.
 

BA I, 2nd semester
  • one etude selected by the student
  • 1st movement of a concerto
  • two movements of contrasting characters and different tempos from the Partitas or solo sonatas by J.S. Bach
 
BA II, 1st semester (technical exam)
  • two pieces selected by the student and a compulsory etude (in 2020/21: Wieniawski op.10 No.5 or Dont op. 35 No.12)
  • a slow paced performance piece, min. 5 minutes long

 

BA II, 2nd semester
  • an outer movement of a concerto (except: Mozart concertos, cannot be chosen) and a virtuoso piece
    OR
  • two movements of contrasting characters from the Partitas and solo sonatas by J.S. Bach, and an outer movement of a concerto (except: Mozart concertos)
 
BA III, 1st semester
  • 1st movement or 2nd-3rd movements Mozart's violin concerto K. 216 in G major OR K. 218 in D major OR K. 219 in A major OR K. 207 in B flat major Or K. 271 in D major
  • a caprice by Paganini
  • one of the pieces here or a contemporary piece published in Hungary (min. 5 minutes long)

 

BA III, 2nd semester and DIPLOMA CONCERT PROGRAM
  • one or two movements of a sonata (min. 5 minutes long, max. 10 minutes long)
  • the first two movements of a Bach solo sonata OR Chaconne
  • the opening movement of a concerto (except: Mozart concertos)
 

Study of Orchestra Parts compulsory course

BA students are required to take an exam of the following in the 2nd semester of the second year:

  • Selected parts of the orchestra repertoire of the given semester
  • selected positions of the 'Orchesterspiel' repertoire collection
  • short sight reading of pieces selected by teaching staff, of certain styles announced before the exam