For six years, I received the most significant part of my formal musical education at the Liszt Academy.

Sir Georg Solti

Bassoon admission requirements for MA studies

Main subject:

1. Two etudes of contrasting style chosen by the candidate from the following:

  • Bitsch: Vingt etudes
  • Mortel : 7 etudes
  • Orefici :  Studit di Bravura

2. Two movements of a Baroque sonata.

3. Two movements of a classical or romantic concerto – to be played from memory.

4. One 20th century piece.


General Admission Requirements:

Written examination:

  • Bass harmonisation: harmonisation of a bass line of cca. 10 notes, indication of the accords with figures.
  • Analysis: formal analysis of the opening movement of a sonata from the stylistic circle of Haydn and Mozart piano sonatas.


 Exam in general music studies:

  • Identification of 10 music pieces - possibly composer and title, but at least the epoch or style and identification or the genre.
  • Explanation and interpretation of 10 music terms, concepts, titles, etc.