My friends are those who haunt the Ideal; there, dear friend, we 'recognize' each other, and shall always do so…

Liszt to Ödön Mihalovich

Classical Piano admission requirements for MA studies

Main subject:

  • 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.