Choosing Conservatorium Maastricht means joining a multicultural, open-minded community in a beautiful historical environment. A city and a conservatoire that offer you the chance to experience music through international relationships, with English as the official language of instruction. The Double Bass class at Conservatorium Maastricht is an intense course of study. Its focuses on the development of your talent, geared to the interpretation of the lyrical and symphonic repertoire, with a chamber music approach. In the Double Bass class, the French and German techniques are explored in depth. Concert performances with international high-profile teachers and masterclasses with distinguished, globally renowned musicians make up a significant part of the study programme.
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 the following:
Dittersdorf or Vanhal concerto 1st movement with cadenza and 2nd movement without cadenza
Bottesini or Koussevitzky concerto 1st and 2nd movement
Beethoven 5th 3rd movement
Mozart 40 1st movement
Verdi Othello solo
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.