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

Sir Georg Solti

Viola admission requirements for MA studies

Main subject

  • One scale through 3 octaves, one arpeggiated triad in the same key, also through 3 octaves.
  • One etude by Vieux chosen by the candidate or Etude No.8 by Lukács.
  • J. S. Bach: Chromatic Fantasia or the introductory movement of any fugue (from the Violin Solo Sonatas or Partitas) OR  Chaconne in D minor
  • The outer movement of a concerto.


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.