Technique should create itself from spirit not from mechanics.

Franz Liszt to Lina Raman

Cimbalom admission requirements for MA studies

Main subject:

  • one Baroque solo piece /three different dance movements/
  • one greater volume classical or romantic piece /may have piano accompaniment/
  • one concert piece /freely chosen solo piece/
  • one piece inspired by folk music
  • one original 20th, 21th century cimbalom piece /can be cyclic/


General Admission Requirements – MA:

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.