Studying Viola at Conservatorium Maastricht means spending an intensive period developing your individual talent with world-renowned teachers. The combination of individual attention, an international environment and an interesting and complete curriculum will inspire you to realise your artistic potential. You will have the chance to discover the best of the viola repertoire, take part in chamber music groups and learn how to play in an orchestra. We will offer you any support you need in preparing for orchestra auditions and (international) solo competitions.
The Bachelor’s programme focuses on developing your technical skills, musical vision and building up your repertoire. During the Master’s, you will focus on refining your ideas about your future musical life and starting to prepare for it.
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:
One movement of a concerto
Two recital pieces/sonata movements of different style and character of your own 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.