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Requirements for the Violin major

Bachelor of Music / Major in Orchestral Instruments

1. Preselection

For the pre-selection, a total of 3 uncut videos showing artistic presentations have to be submitted with the application. The total duration of the 3 videos should not exceed 20 minutes. The following requirements apply:

  • one slow and one fast movement from the solo sonatas and partitas by J. S. Bach. 1 uncut video.
  • Exposition of a 1st movement of a Mozart violin concerto with piano accompaniment. 1 uncut video.
  • One work of free choice, not from Baroque or Classical period, with piano accompaniment. 1 uncut video.

2. Presence Examination

The presence examination includes the following parts:

  • Artistic presentation in the main subject: the same repertoire requirements apply as in the preselection. The same works may be presented as in the preselection.

  • Artistic presentation in the piano minor: Two pieces of your choice have to be prepared.

  • A short reflective talk related to the artistic presentation.

The examination board reserves the right to make a selection from the prepared pieces.

After passing the presence examination:
Written exams in music theory and aural skill training.




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