Technique should create itself from spirit not from mechanics.

Franz Liszt to Lina Raman

Violoncello 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:

  • Prelude or two dance movements or from Suites in E flat major, C minor, or D major by Bach
  • One fast concerto movement from Haydn: Concerto in D major, Schumann: Concerto in A minor, Dvorak: Concerto in B minor, or Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo theme (either until variation 4, or from variation 5 until the end of the piece) – to be played with or without piano accompaniment
  • One virtuoso (performance) piece from the following – to be played with or without piano accompaniment:
    Davidov: At the Fountain, or Popper: Fairy Dance, or Fitzenhagen: Perpetuum mobile, or Rostropovich: Humoresque

Length of the recording: approx. 20. 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:

  • Prelude or two dance movements or from Suites in E flat major, C minor, or D major by Bach

  • One virtuoso (performance) piece from the following:

- Davidov: At the Fountain
- Popper: Fairy Dance
- Fitzenhagen: Perpetuum mobile
- Rostropovich: Humoresque

 

  • Two movements (slow-fast) from one of the following concertos:

- Haydn: Concerto in D major
- Schumann: Concerto in A minor
- Dvorak: Concerto in B minor
- Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo theme (in its entirety)

 

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.