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

preparatory course
(20 min)

  • two etudes, one of which in thumb position
  • one movement from a solo concerto
  • two short pieces (or one piece and one movement from a sonata or solo piece)

bachelor's degree programme
(20 min)

  • two etudes in different styles *)
  • one movement from a solo concerto *)
  • two pieces (or one piece and one movement from a sonata or solo piece)

*) 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
The entrance exam 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
Gideon den Herder principal subject
Ella van Poucke principal subject
Emanuele Silvestri principal subject
Michael Stirling principal subject
Pieter Wispelwey principal subject
Dmitry Ferschtman regular guest teacher, string quartet
Monique Heidema methodology