The two Hungarians not only played music, they were themselves the music – in every nerve – down to their fingertips.

Adelheid von Schorn on Reményi and Liszt

Violin 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:

- One Wieniawski etude (op. 10) or a Paganini caprice (op. 1)

- First two movements of a solo sonata by Bach or Chaconne by Bach

- The opening movement of one of the following violin concertos – to be played with or without piano accompaniment:

  • Sibelius op. 47
  • Dvorák op. 53
  • Prokofiev op. 19
  • Prokofiev op. 63
  • Elgar op. 61
  • Mendelssohn op. 64
  • Beethoven op. 61
  • Brahms op. 77
  • Bartók No. 2
  • Shostakovich No. 1*  (1st and 2nd movement OR 3rd and 4th movement)
  • Shostakovich No. 2
  • Tchaikovsky op. 35
  • Dohnányi op. 27
  • Paganini No. 1
  • Paganini No. 2
  • Hubay op. 99 no. 3

Length of recording: approx. 25-30 minutes

 

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

 

 

 

Admission requirements in 2019

Main subject

- One Wieniawski etude op.10, or a Paganini caprice op. 1 

- First two movements of a solo sonata by Bach or Chaconne by Bach

- The opening movement of one of the following violin concertos:

  • Sibelius
  • Dvorák
  • Prokofiev No. 1 / 2
  • Shostakovich No. 1* (1st and 2nd movement)
  • Shostakovich No. 2.
  • Elgar
  • Mendelssohn op. 64
  • Bartók No. 2
  • Beethoven
  • Brahms
  • Tchaikovsky
  • Paganini No. 1/2
  • Dohnányi op. 27 no. 1
  • Hubay op. 99 no. 3

 

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.