See all lecturers

Marc Tooten

Marc Tooten (born 1957) teaches Viola in the Classical Music department at Conservatorium Maastricht. He also teaches Viola and Chamber Music at the Lemmens Institute in Leuven (Belgium) and gives masterclasses in France, Portugal, Norway, Spain and Hungary, including for the European Academy of Arts. Tooten studied at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels and the Sweelinck Academy in Amsterdam and was principal soloist with the I Fiamminghi chamber orchestra, the Beethoven Academy and the Brabants Orkest Eindhoven. He is often invited to perform as a soloist with the Royal Flemish Philharmonic, the Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic in Hilversum, philharmonie zuidnederland, the WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne and the Orqustra Ciudad de Granada.

View full profile

Ioulia Dinerchtein Matioukova

Julia Dinerstein (born 1968) was born in Minsk, where she began her music studies. After initially studying Violin at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow with Elizabetha Gilels and Andrei Korsakov, she proceeded to study Viola with Michael Kugel at Conservatorium Maastricht, where she gained her Soloist Master’s degree with distinction.

View full profile

Michaël Kugel

Michaël Kugel (1946) studied violin at the Beethoven School of Music and at the Music College in Kharkov (USSR). Later he studied viola, composition and conducting at the Leningrad Conservatory in St. Petersburg. In the USSR he was the soloist at the Moscow Philharmonic Organisation 'Mosconcert', violist of the Beethoven State Quartet and lecturer at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory. Kugel taught at the Jerusalem Rubin Academy of Music and Dance from 1990 to 1996. In 1996 he settled in Belgium, where is now a lecturer at the Gent Royal Conservatory (Belgium). At Conservatorium Maastricht, he teaches Viola in the Classical Music department. Michaël Kugel has played as a soloist with many major symphony orchestras around the world and also performed as a conductor with numerous orchestras.

View full profile


General admission requirements

Specific admission requirements Violin


One étude, to be chosen from:
• B. Campagnoli : 41 Capricen Op. 22
• R. Kreutzer : 42 Etüden
• J. Dont : 24 Preparatory Exercises, Op.37
• F. Mazas : Études Spéciales/Brillantes Op. 36
• U. Drüner : Das Studium der Viola I
Or other études of a similar or higher level.

Recital pieces

Two recital pieces/sonatas of contrasting character, to be chosen from:
• P. Hindemith : Meditation
• P. Hindemith : Trauermusik
• W. Flackton : Sonates C, G, C (Schott), op. 2 nr. 4, 6, 8.
• G.Ph. Telemann: Concert in G
• G.Ph. Telemann: Phantasien for solo viola
• F. Liszt : Romance Oubliée
• A. Glazounov : Elégie
• J.S.Bach : Suite I, II, III (cello)
• F. Mendelssohn: Sonate in c kl.
Or other recital pieces of a similar or higher level
One movement of classical (of modern) concerto with cadenza


Download curriculum overviews
Download course descriptions