Liszt is to piano playing what Euclid is to geometry.

Alan Walker

Oboe admission requirements for MA studies

Main subject:

I. Etudes:

Two etudes chosen by the candidate from the following editions:

  • F. Gillet: 25 Etudes for Oboe
  • A.Debondue: 32 Etudes
  • G.Prestini: 12 Etudes

II. Other pieces:

1. J.S Bach: g minor sonata BWV 1020

2. either F. Krommer: Oboe Concerto in F major, 1st and 2nd movements

or L.A.Lebrun: d minor Concerto - Nr.1, 1st and 2nd movements

3. either a romantique piece chosen by the candidate or a 20th Century piece chosen by the candidate

At least one of the above three pieces has to be played from memory.


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.