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Arjan Tien

Arjan Tien (born 1968), winner of the first prize 'Rotary-Faller' in the competition of the international masterclass in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, in 1997, is considered one of the most versatile conductors of his generation. As an opera conductor, he was invited by companies including Gauteng Opera (Johannesburg, South-Africa), Wermland Opera (Karlstad, Sweden), Opera Zuid, Nederlandse Reisopera and Opera Spanga, where he conducted productions such as Verdi’s La Traviata; Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana; Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi and La Bohème; Rossini’s La Cenerentola; Kurt Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins and Marie Galante; Mozart’s Cosi fan Tutte and Die Zauberflöte; Bizet’s Carmen; Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas; Menotti’s The Medium and the world premiere of Krüs’ God’s Videotheek.

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General admission requirements

Specific admission requirements Orchestral Conducting

    In the admission examination the candidate conducts the following pieces in the version for two pianos:
  • Beethoven: Symphony no.1 in C major, opus 21 (edition Bärenreiter)
    • first movement introduction and exposition + last movement first 12 bars
  • Work of choice (with literature in the version for two pianos)


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