Violin admission requirements for MA studies

Admission requirements are the same for in person and online applicants unless indicated otherwise.

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 or 3rd and 4th)
  • 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

For online applcants only: the full audition programme must be recorded in one take, no cutting is allowed.

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.