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.
• two etudes using various techniques to be chosen from: P. Jeanjean - Etudes progressives et mélodiques (of which no. 2 is obligatory), and one from for example, G.B. Gambaro - 21 Caprices, or Cavallini - 30 Caprices
• two sonatas or concertos of the candidate's choice; for example Weber, Saint-Saëns, Milhaud, Stamitz, Kramer-Krommer, etc.
• minor and major scales up to and including two sharps and two flats
• broken triads and dominant seventh chords
After the two-year course, students will be ready to enter the professional music world at the highest level.
The candidate will perform a programme which may not exceed 30 minutes. He/she is required to play at least one piece from memory. Candidates are free to choose their pieces; however, the pieces must require a high level of playing. At least three compositions, such as sonatas, concertos and/or solo pieces. Composers could be, for example, Mozart, Weber, Poulenc, Widmann, Stravinsky, Francaix, Nielsen, etc.
Students focusing on orchestral playing will perform the theme and variations from G. Rossini's Introduction, Theme and Variations.
Programme guidelines and requirements may be obtained from the section representative Hans Colbers.