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MAClassical Musical Instrumental Performance

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Program description:

During the course of the master program students wishing to pursue classical music studies may choose from various specialisations all of them serving the purpose of getting to know the given instrument in depth. Classical instrumental performers are trained to use their instruments clearly, well-formed, and according to style and to the composer’s way of thinking in orchestras and chamber music ensembles. In addition to technical skills theoretical knowledge is also necessary as the knowledge of general music studies is part of the professional musician’s skills.

Available specializations:

Please indicate in your motivational letter which specialization you are applying for.

Only classical specializations are available. Jazz specializations are not available with the scholarship.

  • Piano
  • Piano Accompaniment and Repetition
  • Organ
  • Harpsichord
  • Accordion
  • Harp
  • Guitar
  • Cimbalom/Dulcimer
  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • Double Bass
  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • Clarinet
  • Saxophone
  • Bassoon
  • French Horn
  • Trumpet
  • Trombone
  • Tuba
  • Percussion

Selection process:

Applicants for full-time studies in Classical Musical Instrumental Performance are first evaluated based on the portfolio they uploaded in the application system (recording of three works performed by the applicant*).
*except for string instruments: two works from different eras performed by the applicant

The entrance examinations for all courses at the Liszt Academy of Music take place at the end of June and at the beginning of July. Scholarship applicants whose submitted musical portfolio (recording of three works performed by the applicant) has passed the pre-screening evaluation are informed about the exact date of their entrance examination during May. The entrance examinations take place at the Liszt Academy of Music, in Budapest, Hungary. All applicants are required to appear before the Entrance Examination Committe in person for the examinations. Live streaming, video streaming, DVDs, CDs, or any other recordings are not accepted as a substitute. Applicants are informed about the result of the entrance examinations in July.

Entry requirements: Applicants are to take a practical examination in their chosen specialisation (live audition), and theoretical examination (written examination).

Details: uni.lisztacademy.hu/admission-requirements

Applicants who wish to be considered for self-financed studies are required to apply separately as a self-financed applicant as well until 31 March. Self-financed application details: uni.lisztacademy.hu/application


Study Department, International Sub-Department

Programme structure

Curriculum: uni.lisztacademy.hu/for-students/curriculum-116343

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