University of Pécs

International programmes

 

MA in Classical Music Performance (Piano, Violin, Flute, Guitar)

Name of the Faculty: Faculty of Music and Visual Arts, Institute of Music
Degree: Master of Music in Classical Music Performance Piano / Violin / Flute / Guitar
Duration of training: 4 semesters
Language of instruction: English
Head of the program: Dr. Bence VAS

Classical Music

 

Description of the programme:

Our Master of Music Programmes in instrument performance (Piano, Violin, Flute and Guitar) focus on developing music performance skills and artistic qualities on the highest level possible. These programs are for the truly committed – for those young artists who do have the aim to be on stage regularly. In the instrumental performance classes held two times a week through four semesters the goal is to achieve:

 

  • technical abilities of a real virtuoso,
  • playing stability and reliability,
  • detailed stylistic knowledge of all major eras and genres of classical music related to the instrument studied,
  • an ability to shape the musical process down to the smallest nuances and shades with ease and creativity,
  • a fundamental respect for the composer’s instructions, put into a viable combination with the performer’s own ideas and personality,

and, possibly most importantly:

  • an open spirit with an honest motivation to, and ability of, getting in touch with the emotional essence of the music performed, and communicating it to the audience in a straightforward yet sophisticated manner.

In addition to solo performance, chamber music also has an emphasized role in the program, with one lesson per week through all semesters, with the possibility of freely experimenting with several different ensemble formations, or studios of different chamber music teachers.

Playing in large ensembles such as an orchestra or chorus is also an integral part of the education. For pianists and guitarists we offer such experience in the university mixed chorus, where their musicianship is further refined by the practice of becoming a single part of a large polyphonic whole, having to think and feel far beyond the self. For violinists and flutists, in addition to the abovementioned musical refinement benefits, it might be of vital interest in their near future to acquire practical, well utilizable experience in orchestral playing. We have designed the MA program to fulfill all these expectations with regular orchestral and choral concerts, with both regular and intense pre-concert rehearsal sessions, under the batons of nationally renowned professional choral and orchestral conductors.

Complementary subjects such as music history, analysis or composition practice serve to further widen the range of theoretical knowledge of the student, which, in an indirect and subtle way, later always puts itself in the service of the practice of music making on the stage.

 

Application procedure: Sending the completed application form, the required documents and portfolio (collection of uncut video recordings of the applicant playing the pieces of music specified) for professorial judgment to the following e-mail adress: seres.beata@art.pte.hu

Portfolio:

Flute 

  • Two movements of a chosen sonata by J. S. Bach
  • First and second movement of Mozart’s D or G Major flute concerto, with cadence
  • One chosen piece in a different style from the previous ones 

Piano 

  • One Prelude and Fugue from the Well-Tempered Clavier, Volume 1 or 2 by J. S. Bach
  • First and the slow movement from a Classical Sonata
  • One virtuoso etude
  • One significant Romantic work (duration minimum 6 min.)
  • One contemporary (20th-21st Century) work 

Guitar 

  • Two etudes (please choose form: Fernando Sor Op. 29., Giuliani Op. 48.,
  • Carcassi Op. 60., Napoleon Coste Op. 38.)
  • One full Bach suite (lute, violin or cello sonata adaptation)
  • One concerto with piano accompaniment
  • Two pieces of free choice from the Classical or Romantic Period, or from the 20th Century 

Violin 

  • Two chosen movements by J. S. Bach
  • One outer movement chosen from the following:
    • Mozart’s Violin concertos
    • Mendelssohn: E minor Violin Concerto
    • Dvořák: Violin Concerto
    • Sibelius: Violin Concerto
    • Schumann: Violin Concerto
    • Csajkovszkij: Violin Concerto
    • Paganini: Violin Concertos
    • Brahms: Violin Concerto
    • Bartók: Violin Concerto  

 

 

Deadline for application Tuition fee Application fee
April 30 EUR 3,000 per semester EUR 100

 

 

APPLICATION FORM

 

For more information, please contact:

Ms. Beáta SERES

University of Pécs, Faculty of Music and Visual Arts

International Relations Coordinator

E-mail: seres.beata@art.pte.hu

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