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. The repertoire for the recording is the same repertoire as for the live audition. Recordings must be received by February 1st 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. 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.
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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