Bassoon

Apart from principal-study tuition, teachers also organise group lessons. Students take orchestral classes. Furthermore, workshops and masterclasses are organised regularly. Apart from orchestral projects, there are special projects for wind players and chamber music.

Section representative: Simon van Holen

Audition candidates from outside the European Union will be selected on the basis of a video recording to be submitted digitally via the application form. Other candidates do not have to send in a recording. The repertoire for the recording is the same repertoire as for the live audition. Recordings must be received by February 1st at the latest.

Admission requirements
• the following two etudes are obligatory: Ch.J. Weissenborn - Fagott-Studien II no. 35; A. Vaulet - 20 Studien etude no. 11
• one etude to be chosen from the following: A. Vaulet - 20 Studien; Ch.J. Weissenborn - Fagott-Studien II; E. Ozi - 42 Caprices
• three sonatas or pieces, for example: L. Milde - Andante from 3 Study pieces; A. Besozzi - Sonatine; Ch.J. Weissenborn - from opus 9

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

Admission requirements
Audition candidates from outside the European Union will be selected on the basis of a video recording to be submitted digitally via the application form. Other candidates do not have to send in a recording. The repertoire for the recording is the same repertoire as for the live audition. Recordings must be received by February 1st at the latest.

1. The candidate will perform a programme which may not exceed 30 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 February 1st. This programme will include a variety of musical styles. The admissions committee will evaluate the proposed programme and make any necessary changes. Programme guidelines and requirements may be obtained from the representative of the section.

Simon Van Holen section representative & principal subject & double bassoon
Jos de Lange principal subject
Ronald Karten principal subject
Gustavo Nuñez regular guest teacher

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