Bass Clarinet

Section representative: Hans Colbers

Apart from principal-study tuition, teachers also organise group lessons (including for instance repertoire classes for flutists). Students take orchestral classes. Furthermore, workshops and masterclasses are organised regularly by the various principal-study sections. Apart from orchestral projects, there are special projects for wind players and chamber music.

Admission requirements
• etudes (both staccato and legato) to be chosen from the following: A. Uhl  part I; W.F. Bon
• pieces with piano: Rob du Bois - Fusion pour deux; Othmar Schoeck - Sonate; Paul Hindemith - Sonate (bassoon)
• minor and major scales up to and including three sharps and three flats with triads

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

Admission requirements
The candidate will perform a programme which may not exceed 30 minutes. He/she is required to play at least one piece from memory. This programme will include a variety of musical styles. General requirements may be obtained from the section representative Hans Colbers.

Required works for the entrance examination include: Tristan Keuris - Concertino (plus string quartet), Othmar Schoeck - Sonata, P. Hindemith - (Bassoon) Sonata. Clarinettists having played little of the contemporary repertoire for bass clarinet during their studies will play: Debussy - Cello Sonata, Bach - Cello Suites.

t.b.a. principal subject
Davide Lattuada regular guest teacher of bass clarinet as a subsidiary subject