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Application & Requirements Meisterklasse Violoncello

Entrance Examination

Admission Requirement:
To apply for the Künstlerischen Graduiertenstudium (3. Zyklus) Meisterklasse, it is necessary to have graduated from music university. The submitted documents must additionally include:

  • a certified copy of the most recent graduation document
  • a declaration, denoting if the applicant is currently enrolled in another music university
  • an assessment from two reknown artists
  • extensive documentation about artistic projects during the time as student of the Meisterklasse
  • it is mandatory to submit the programme for the entrance exam

Additionally, the documents may be supplemented with:

  • further assessments, critiques, reviews or publications etc.
  • a video file with an artistic performance
  • a second copy of the entrance exam programme (see Appendix to Studienordnung für das Künstlerische Graduiertenstudium (3. Zyklus) Meisterklasse)

Main Artistic Subject:

Four pieces of different musical styles and genres, two of them to be played by heart. The program must contain pieces/movements from within the following areas:

- Solo piece
- Piece with virtuoso character
- Major concert

The examination committee will make a selection from the prepared programme of up to 20 minutes in length.


Course of Study


4 Semester




Study Contents

  • Individual training with instrumental-artistic focus
  • Regular accompaniment
  • Specialization solo or ensemble
  • Ensemble: Orchestral and chamber music
  • Solo: To prepare a solo career
  • Free choice from a wide range of scientific or music seminars