String Instruments

String Instruments

CONTACTS

Head of Programme: Univ.-Prof. MMag. Julia Purgina
Johannesgasse 4a, 3rd floor/Room 3.08, 1010 Vienna, Austria
Mobile: +43 664 606 47 430
E-mail: j.purgina(at)muk.ac.at

Vice Head of Programme: Univ.-Prof. Mag. ArtD. Jorgos Panetsos
Johannesgasse 4a, 3rd floor/Room 3.08, 1010 Vienna, Austria
Mobile: +43 676 75 75 646
E-mail: j.panetsos(at)muk.ac.at


TEACHERS

Violin:









Univ.-Prof. Lidia Baich, MA
Univ.-Prof. Boris Brovtsyn
Univ.-Prof. MMag. Priv.-Doz. Dominika Falger
Univ.-Prof. Amiram Ganz
Univ.-Prof. Mag. ArtD. Dalibor Karvay
O.Univ.-Prof. MMag. Boris Kuschnir
Julian Rachlin
Univ.-Prof. Pavel Vernikov
Florian Zwiauer

Viola:


Mag. Mario Gheorghiu
Prof. Herbert Müller
MMag. Julia Purgina
Univ.-Prof. Gertrud Weinmeister
Univ.-Prof. Alexander Zemtsov

Violoncello:




Georg Baich
Natalia Gutman
Bernhard Hedenborg
Harriet Krijgh, MA
Univ.-Prof. Mag. Lilia Schulz-Bayrova
Univ.-Prof. Christoph Stradner

Double Bass:

Univ.-Prof. Botond Kostyák
Univ.-Prof. Jan Georg Leser

Harp:

Gabriela Mossyrsch

Guitar:


Ao. Univ.-Prof. Mag. Michael Langer
Univ.-Prof. Mag. ArtD. Jorgos Panetsos

 

MAJOR SUBJECTS

  • Violin  
  • Viola  
  • Violoncello
  • Double Bass
  • Harp
  • Guitar

The largest department of Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna offers programmes for string instruments, the harp and guitar.
The programmes are highly practice-oriented, qualifying students to become orchestra musicians, chamber musicians and soloists as well as instructors in the sense of „educators of the arts” who meet the standards of contemporary creative instruction in the artistic and cultural disciplines. Competitive training and numerous opportunities to perform enhance the range of courses offered.

Violin, Viola, Violoncello, Double Bass, Harp, Guitar

Bachelor's Programme
Duration: 8 semesters
Certificate: Bachelor of Arts
Minimum age: 15*
Recommended age limit: 24

Non-degree programme
Duration: 2 semesters
No age limit

Preparatory course
(for highly gifted young students)

Age limit: 10–18*

Master's Programme
Duration: 4 semesters
Certificate: Master of Arts
No age limit

Certificate of Performance (CoP)
Duration: 2 semesters
No age limit





* Admissibility is based on the applicant’s age.

ADMISSION / ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS BACHELOR'S PROGRAMME

The admission exam serves to ascertain the applicant's suitability in the areas of instrumental skills, musical talent and intellectual maturity. For admission to the programme all sections of the exam must be passed. Applicants are to bring along their own music and instruments for the admission exam. An accompanist is provided.

Proof of German language proficiency: After successful completion of the admission exam and acceptance into a programme, applicants whose native language is not German are to furnish the Admissions Office with proof of their proficiency in German at the A2/B1 level (according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). More information can be found on the info sheet "Proficiency in German".


Major Subject:

(The programme is to be played from memory.)

Violin
• An etude from J. Dont: op. 35, Gavinie: 24 Etudes, P. Rode: 24 Caprices or N. Paganini 24 Caprices, op. 1
• The first movement or second and third movement of a concerto such as: M. Bruch: G minor; F. Mendelssohn: E minor; H. Wieniawski: D minor; C. Saint-Saens: B minor; E. Lalo: Symphonie espagnol and others
• A virtuoso piece chosen by the applicant

Viola
• An etude by F. A. Hoffmeister or B. Campagnoli
• One fast and one slow movement of a suite by J. S. Bach or a piece of the degree of difficulty of the following works: M. Bruch: Romance; J. N. Hummel: Fantasie; M. Glinka: Sonata
• The first or second and third movement of the concertos in D major by F. A. Hoffmeister or C. Stamitz or C. F. Zelter: Concerto in E flat major (first movement + cadence) or J. C. Bach: Concerto in C minor (first and second movements)

Besides the duo sonata all works are to be played from memory.

Violoncello
• An etude from David Popper's High School; L. Duport: 21 Etudes, F. Grützmacher II, or an etude of a comparable degree of difficulty
• The first or second and third movement of a concerto by E. Lalo, C. Saint-Saens, S. Prokofieff, L. Boccherini, J. Haydn in C major etc.
• Solo suites by J. S. Bach: Prelude or two movements of a different character

Double Bass
• An etude from Storch-Hrabe
• One slow and one fast movement from the following (or comparable) works:
   -   C. Dittersdorf: Concerto in E major
   -   J. B. Vanhall: Concerto in D major
   -   D. Dragonetti: Andante and Rondo, 3 Waltzes for bass solo,
        Adagio and Rondo in C major
   -   J. S. Bach: Gamba Sonatas 1 and 2
   -   A. Misek: Sonatas 1 and 2
   -   S. Koussevitzky: Concerto
   -   G. Botessini: Concerto in B minor, Tarantella in A minor, Melody in E minor,
        Elegy in D major
   -   G. Cimador: Concerto
   -   A. Capuzzi: Concerto

Harp
• An etude from:
   J. S. Bach — M. Grandjany: 12 Etudes for Harp, Op. 45 or
   N. Ch. Bochsa: 50 Etudes Op. 34 or
   F. J. Dizi: 48 Etudes für Harp
• 2 solo pieces e.g.: F. J. Nadermann: one sonatina from Seven Progressive Sonatinas op. 92, G. Pierné: Impromptu-Caprice
   C. Saint–Saens: Fantaisie
   C. Salzedo: Chansons dans la nuit

The programme is to be played from memory and must encompass three different stylistic periods.

Guitar
• An etude from H. Villa–Lobos: Douze Etudes
• One slow and one fast movement or fugue from J. S. Bach’s works for lute BWV 995, 996, 997, 998, 1000, 1006a
• One recital piece chosen by the applicant

ADMISSION / ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS MASTER'S PROGRAMME

The prerequisites for admission to the master's programme are the successful completion of a bachelor’s programme in the respective branch of study or an equivalent degree as well as the passing of the admission exam. The Director of Studies may make admission to the master’s programme contingent upon enrolment in supplementary courses or the subsequent submission of written papers. For the fulfillment of these requirements a certain time frame may be specified for the applicant. In the event that no time frame is specified, the said requirements are to be met at the latest upon completion of the programme.

Prerequisite: Bachelor's degree or equivalent degree
Practical section: Instrumental audition (see below)

Interview:
The Board of Examiners consists of at least four members of the KWU's teaching staff and is presided by the department chair
or the assistant department chair.

Proof of German language proficiency: After successful completion of the admission exam and acceptance into a programme, applicants whose native language is not German are to furnish the Admissions Office with proof of their proficiency in German at the A2/B1 level (according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). More information can be found on the info sheet "Proficiency in German".


Exam in the major subject

(The programme is to be played from memory.)

Violin
• W. A. Mozart: an entire concerto with cadences
• The first movement or second and third movement of a concerto composed in the 19th or 20th century
• One recital piece chosen by the applicant

Viola
• F. A. Hoffmeister: Concerto for Viola in D major or C. Stamitz: Concerto for Viola No 1 in D major. The concertos are to be played entirely.
• An important sonata such as: E. Bloch: Suite (1919); R. Clarke: Sonata; P. Hindemith, Sonata Op. 11/4; B. Martinu, Sonata; D. Shostakovich, Sonata Op. 147.
• J. S. Bach: the prelude from BWV 1007—1012 as well as a further movement or the Chaconne from BWV 1004 or the first movement and the fugue from BWV 1001, 1003, 1005
Besides the duo sonata all pieces are to be played from memory.

Violoncello
• J. Haydn: Concerto for Cello in D major, first movement with cadence
• A virtuoso sonata (pre-Classical): L. Boccherini, F. Francoure, G. Valentini, P. Locatelli or J. B. Breval or a solo suite or a solo sonata (20th century) or an entire solo suite by Bach (2—6)
• An entire concerto from a period since the Romantic

Double Bass
• A classical concerto
• A virtuoso recital piece from the 19th or 20th century
• One of Bach's 3 Sonatas for Gamba or one suite for Violoncello by J. S. Bach

Harp
• 1 concerto for harp and orchestra such as W. A. Mozart: Concerto for Flute, Harp and Orchestra
• 1 sonata i.e.: Sonata by P. Hindemith
• 1 solo piece i.e.: M. Grandjany Fantasy on a Theme of Haydn

Guitar
• Two representative pieces out of the following three periods:
   - A suite by J. S. Bach (BWV 995, 996, 997, 998, 1001, 1003, 1005, 1006a or Chaconne BWV 1004)
   - A sonata or variation piece from the Classical period
   - A modern original composition characterized by contemporary musical language
• One recital piece chosen by the applicant

 

ADMISSION / ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS PREPARATORY COURSE

General examination of musical aptitude or recital of an etude and audition piece chosen by the applicant and a German proficiency exam for applicants whose native language is not German.