Baroque Violin/Viola

This is a multifaceted degree programme in which repertoire ranging from the seventeenth- to the nineteenth-century style periods is taught, incorporating as many aspects of the profession as possible:

* individual private lessons given by a two-teacher team (technique, études, repertoire from the various periods from an historically informed performance practice perspective)
* regular group lessons
* methodology (teaching)
* chamber music and ensembles taught by various teachers
* orchestral repertoire, orchestra class and participation in orchestra projects
* the Sweelinck Baroque Orchestra class is held once a week under the guidance of various teachers, giving participants a chance to work on concertos for violin/viola and orchestra, in addition to other opportunities.
* regular evening group recitals
* coaching
* participation in masterclasses
* lectures
* attending the rehearsals and concerts of acclaimed orchestras and ensembles

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 15th at the latest.

One etude and two pieces from different style periods

Examples:
* Francesco Geminiani - The ‘Compositione’ from The Art of Playing on the Violin, op.9
* Pietro Locatelli - Caprices from L’Arte del violino, op.3
* Louis Gabriel Guillmain - Douze Caprices pour le violon seul, op.18
* Etudes and caprices by Kreutzer, Rode, Dont, Gaviniès
* Alessandro Rolla - 24 Intonazioni
* Paganini - 24 Capricci, op.1

After the two-year course, students will be ready to enter the professional music world at the highest level. The student will acquire the in-depth knowledge intended in the master level degree programme by choosing to study a particular area of repertoire which will be examined in a more profound and comprehensive way than is possible during the bachelor's degree programme.

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 15th at the latest.

1. The candidate will perform a programme which may not exceed 30 minutes.
2. The candidate must submit a list of repertoire with a proposed programme for the entrance examination to the CvA study secretariat before 15 February. This programme will include a variety of musical styles. The admissions committee will evaluate the proposed programme and make any necessary changes. Entrance-examination requirements:
* a movement from a solo sonata by Bach or Roman
* a movement from a solo sonata by J.M. Leclair, op. 9 book 4
* a movement from a sonata by e.g. Tartini, Locatelli, Cambini or Guillemain
* a movement from a sonata by e.g. Mozart, Beethoven or Hummel

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