The Classical Piano studies at Conservatorium Maastricht consist of a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree.
In the Bachelor’s programme, you will focus mainly on developing a thorough and professional technical basis, as well as studying and gaining knowledge of repertoire of different classical style periods.
In the Master’s programme, you will be completely free in your choice of repertoire, allowing you to adapt this to your own wishes or future needs. The Master’s curriculum offers several optional profiles: solo repertoire, solo repertoire combined with chamber music, or chamber music only. Masterclasses, concerts and projects (e.g. with an orchestra) will be offered regularly to trigger your musical inspiration or to broaden your musical horizon.
Before you apply
Pre-audition video requirements:
For the pre-audition, the candidate needs to record two video’s that contains:
- Video 1: A short introduction of him/herself in English: talk about your musical experiences, your motivation to study music, your main subject and why you choose to audition at Conservatorium Maastricht.
- Video 2: A recording of the audition programme in one take, in fixed camera position without any editing. The candidate’s face and body should be clearly visible. At the start of the video, the candidate announces his/her Zuyd student number and the programme he or she will perform.
The video’s should be uploaded to an online platform such as YouTube.com or Vimeo.com. It is the candidates responsibility to make sure that the video links work.
Audition requirements for a Bachelor audition
- J.S. Bach; either a Sinfonia, or at least two movements of a French or English suite, Italian concerto, or a Prelude & Fugue from the WTK 1/2.
- Two motorical (fast) etudes; e.g. an etude by Czerny Op. 740, Cramer-Bülow (from ’60 selected studies’), Clementi (from ‘Gradus ad Parnassum’), or by Chopin, Debussy, Liszt, Rachmaninov, Scriabin, or comparable.
- At least two in tempo contrasting movements from a classical sonata by Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert or Clementi.
- A least one piece of choice from either the romantic or impressionistic style period.