Baroque Bassoon

This is a multifaceted degree programme in which as many aspects of the subject of 'historical bassoon' as possible are taught:

  • individual private lessons (technique, ├ętudes, repertoire from various periods and for various period instruments: dulcian, Baroque bassoon, Classical bassoon; and Romantic bassoon if the student so wishes
  • regular group lessons
  • reed making workshops
  • 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
  • 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 1st at the latest. The video repertoire consists of a diverse selection from the required audition repertoire of maximum 15 minutes.

Audition repertoire

  • two pieces from different stylistic periods
  • basso continuo, one movement

A programme description will be published here soon.

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 1st at the latest. The video repertoire consists of a diverse selection from the required audition repertoire of maximum 15 minutes.

Audition repertoire
A diverse programme of maximum 50 minutes, consisting of pieces from different style periods. During your audition you will be asked to play a part of this programme. 

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