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Gustav Rivinius

Gustav Rivinius (born 1965) is the first and only German musician to be awarded a first prize Gold Medal at the 1990 International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. He also received a special prize for the best interpretation of a Tchaikovsky composition, outperforming all other competitors. Since then he has appeared with leading musicians, orchestras and conductors around the world. At Conservatorium Maastricht, he teaches Cello in the Classical Music department.

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Gabriel Schwabe

Gabriel Schwabe is a laureate of three of the most prestigious cello competitions: the Grand Prix Emanuel Feuermann in Berlin, the Concours Rostropovich in Paris and the Pierre Fournier Award in London. Important critics praise his expressive interpretations and technical abilities paired with a compelling presence on stage. Norbert Hornig: „Gabriel Schwabe is a cello phenomenon, commanding his instrument with nuance and facility.“ Or Harald Eggebrecht: „No one in the audience will soon forget Gabriel Schwabe, as, suddenly, more than a trace of Feuermann could be felt in the hall.

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Alexander Chaushian

Internationally acclaimed Armenian cellist Alexander Chaushian performs regularly at venues such as the Wigmore Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, Konzerthaus Vienna, Suntory Hall Japan, as well as Carnegie Hall in New York, and Symphony Hall in Boston.

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Curriculum

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Admission

General admission requirements

Specific admission requirements Cello

    Scales and chords

    • Major and minor scales up to three sharps and three flats, including accompanying triads
    • Ability to demonstrate the above using different playing styles


    Études
    Two études of contrasting character, choice of:

    • J. Merk: Etüden
    • J. Merk: Melodische und Progressive Etüden, Vol 1 + 2
    • J. Stutschefsky: Etüdensammlung, Vol 2


    Recital pieces

    Two recital pieces/sonatas of contrasting character, choice of:

    • G. Fauré: Sicilienne
    • G. Fauré: Elégie
    • C. Saint-Saëns: Le Cygne
    • G. Golteman: Concert no. 4
    • W. de Fesch: 6 Sonates
    • A. Vivaldi: 6 Sonates
    • B. Romberg: Sonates op. 28 or 43