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

Sir Georg Solti

Classical Piano admission requirements for MA studies

Due to the coronavirus emergency situation, entrance examinations and admission requirements are modified in 2020. Please see the red text below for the current admission requirements.

Information about the admission examinations and calculation of scores in the admission procedure in 2020 can be found here.

Main subject:

30 minutes long video recording with no cuts during a piece:

  • A concert programme of 30 minutes chosen by the candidate, consisting of 2 pieces of different styles. (A Bach piece is not compulsory!)


Due to the coronavirus emergency situation, there will be no examination in music theory during the 2020 entrance examinations.




Admission requirements in 2019


  • A concert programme of 45 minutes chosen by the candidate, consisting of 3 pieces of different styles.

The programme needs to consist of a Bach piece, a classical sonata, and a piece of the candidate's choice.

The examination board has the right to stop the performance of the programme at any time during the examination.


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 of the genre.
  • Explanation and interpretation of 10 music terms, concepts, titles, etc.