Choosing to study Cello at Conservatorium Maastricht means choosing to develop your individual talent as a musician in every aspect of the field. The supporting curriculum aims to develop your performance in varied contexts: solo, chamber music and orchestral playing in different projects. Apart from acquiring a solid foundation of theoretical knowledge, you will also be encouraged to develop your creative side and hone your entrepreneurial skills within the music world. The combination of individual attention from one of our internationally acclaimed lecturers, being part of an international class of the highest level, and a curriculum with substance, will inspire you to achieve your full potential as an artist.
Before you apply
The audition consists of two rounds. For the first round, the candidate needs to record 2 videos that contain:
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: In the second video, the candidate demonstrates his/her artistic and technical skills. The video should be recorded in one take, without cuts or any edits. The candidate should start by speaking their name and student number of Conservatorium Maastricht. The video should contain from each of the works listed below, one movement in its entirety.
A Bach Suite
A concerto (Haydn, Schumann, Dvorak, Lalo, Elgar, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich)
A work of free choice
Additional videos (not required): the candidate may provide concert video registrations.
The videos should be uploaded to an online platform such as YouTube.com or Vimeo.com. It is the candidate’s responsibility to make sure that the video links work.
The committee may decide to invite the candidate for an online or in-person live audition after reviewing the video material. The repertoire for the live audition remains the same. Additional repertoire requests can be made by the committee.
In the second round, the candidate is always invited to an online interview with one of the Master Project Coaches. In this interview we discuss the candidate's motivation and experience in the field of research and cultural entrepreneurship. The Master Project Coach furthermore determines the level of English proficiency.