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Viola

The viola principal subject classes of Marjolein Dispa, Nobuko Imai, Francien Schatborn, and Sven Arne Tepl are supported by master classes of regular guest teacher Jürgen Kussmaul. In addition to regular public class recitals the department invites guest teachers every year to give master classes. Recent guest teachers have been: Garth Knox, Anner Bijlsma, Daniel Bard, Jane Rogers and Thomas Riebl.

Starting 2007, the department organizes the Amsterdam Viola Festival on alternating years, as of 2009 in combination with the National Viola Competition. Both events will take place again in 2015.

Section representative: Francien Schatborn

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 February 1st at the latest. 

Audition repertoire video-recording
Record a diverse selection of maximum 15 minutes out of the following options:

  • An etude: for example a melodic or legato etude
  • A solo piece by Bach or other composer from the same period
  • A movement from a solo concerto and/or a movement from a sonata from the Classical or Romantic period

Audition repertoire live-audition

  • Two contrasting etudes
  • A solo piece by Bach or other composer from the same period
  • A movement from a solo concerto and/or a movement from a sonata from the Classical or Romantic period

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 February 1st at the latest. 

Audition repertoire video-recording
Record a diverse selection of maximum 15 minutes out of the following options:

  • A part from a suite for violoncello by Bach
  • A part from a solo sonata or partita for violin by Bach
  • A fantasia by Telemann for violin solo
  • A movement from a viola concerto by Bartók, Walton or Der Schwanendreher by Hindemith

Audition repertoire live-audition
Candidates must submit a proposal for a performance of maximum duration of 60 minutes. At least one piece should be played from memory.

  • Three movements from a suite for violoncello by Bach or three movements from a solo sonata or partita by Bach or a fantasia by Telemann for violin solo  
  • One movement from a viola concerto by Bartók or Walton or Der Schwanendreher by Hindemith

Francien Schatborn section representative & principal subject
Frederik Boits principal subject
Marjolein Dispa principal subject
Nobuko Imai principal subject
Sven Arne Tepl principal subject
Wiesje Miedema methodology

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