Violin

The violin section is part of a long tradition that began with the famous Hungarian pedagogue Oskar Back, who studied with Eugène Ysaÿe. Carl Flesch has also been a teacher at the  Amsterdam institute. Herman Krebbers and Davina van Wely followed in Oskar Back's footsteps and have trained renowned students for years.

Section representative: Kees Koelmans

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:

  • Part from an etude of for example Rode, Dont of Wieniawski
  • Part from a solo sonata or partita by J.S. Bach
  • Part from a concerto by Mozart or Haydn
  • Part from a concerto by Bruch, Mendelssohn, Wieniawski (or another concerto of the same difficulty) or a performance piece, for example Bloch (Nigun), Saint-Saëns (Havanaise) or Tchaikovsky (Souvenir d'un lieu cher)
  • Part from a sonata by Mozart, Beethoven or Brahms

Audition repertoire live-audition

  • Two studies of a different character (Rode, Dont, Wieniawski)
  • Two movements from a solo sonata or partita by Bach
  • A movement from a concerto by Mozart or Haydn
  • A movement from a concerto by Bruch, Mendelssohn, Wieniawski (or another concert of the same difficulty) or a performance piece, for example Bloch (Nigun), Saint-Saëns (Havanaise) or Tchaikovsky (Souvenir d'un lieu cher)
  • A (movement from a) sonata by for example Mozart, Beethoven or Brahms

 

 

 

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:

  • Fuga or chaconne by Bach
  • First movement from a concerto by Mozart
  • A movement from a grand solo concerto or virtuoso performance piece
  • A sonata or other chamber music piece

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.

  • Fuga or chaconne by Bach
  • First movement from a concerto by Mozart
  • A movement from a grand solo concerto or virtuoso performance piece
  • A sonata or other chamber music piece

 

Kees Koelmans section representative
Vera Beths principal subject
Peter Brunt principal subject
Ilya Grubert principal subject
Eliot Lawson principal subject
Maria Milstein principal subject
Tjeerd Top principal subject
Mathieu van Bellen​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ substitute
David Peralta Alegre orchestra training
Wiesje Miedema methodiek
Tim Kliphuis improvisation
Emma Breedveld violin as a subsidiary subject

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