Cello

In addition to the regular lessons and projects, the cello department organizes many activities, such as the 'Cello Monday', student and teacher concerts. The department regularly invites guest teachers.

Section representative: Maarten Mostert

Admission requirements
Audition candidates will be selected on the basis of a video recording, to be submitted digitally via the application form before February 15th.

preselection
A programme of the candidate's choice, consisting of different musical styles, of maximum 15 min with or without piano.

preparatory course
(20 min)
*  two etudes, one of which in thumb position, from Duport or Popper
* one movement from a solo concerto, for instance Romberg - Concertino op. 51
* two short pieces (or one piece and one movement from a sonata or solo piece), for instance Saint-Saëns - Allegro appassionato; Goltermann - Capriccio
these suggestions are minimum requirements

bachelor's degree programme
(20 min)
* two etudes in different styles*)
* one movement from a solo concerto, for instance Saint-Saëns, or Romberg no 2*)
* two pieces (or one piece and one movement from a sonata or solo piece), for instance Goenz - Scherzo, or Frescobaldi - Toccata
these suggestions are minimum requirements

*) to be played from memory

After the two-year course, students will be ready to enter the professional music world at the highest level.

Admission requirements
Audition candidates will be selected on the basis of a video recording to be submitted digitally via the application form. Recordings must be received by 15 February at the latest.

preselection
A programme of the candidate's choice, consisting of different musical styles, of maximum 15 min with or without piano.

entrance exam
The candidate must submit a list of repertoire with a proposed programme for the entrance examination to the CvA study secretariat before 15 February. The programme must include:
* three movements of a Bach suite
* one movement of a solo concerto
* one movement of a composition written after 1970
* one movement of a sonata for cello and piano

Maarten Mostert section representative & principal subject
Dmitry Ferschtman principal subject
Gideon den Herder principal subject
Jeroen den Herder principal subject
Jelena Očić principal subject
Michael Stirling principal subject
Pieter Wispelwey principal subject
Monique Heidema methodology

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