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, such as Quirine Viersen en Valter Despalj.

Section representative: Maarten Mostert

Admission requirements

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

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

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

Admission requirements

CvA Students
Upon taking the final examination for the bachelor's degree programme, CvA candidates must have received the distinction eligible for acceptance to the master's degree programme.

External candidates
1. The candidate will give a performance which may not exceed 60 minutes. He/she is required to play at least one piece from memory.
2. 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 Romantic solo concerto
* one movement of a composition written after 1970
* one movement of a sonata for cello and piano

Audition candidates will be selected by the committee on the basis of a submitted video recording (digital file or link). Recordings must be received by March 1st at the latest.

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
Monique Heidema methodology

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