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Msc.Chamber Music

Academy of Performing Arts in Prague - Music and Dance Faculty

The Master?s programme in Chamber Performance is concentrated on attaining the highest level of mastery in interpreting and integrating knowledge in broader and more general contexts.The Master?s Programme graduate is an independent creative individual.The core of the programme does not involve acquiring technical skills, as these are already assumed and expected. Rather, the objective is to open up a space for personal originality, enabling the student to freely and independently find his or her own creative path.The programme significantly enhances the quality of interpretive art in the area of chamber performance with respect to the interpretation itself, the dramaturgy of podium and recorded productions, and last but not least in the psychological and relational realm.Piano trios, string quartets and wind quintets are among the gems of Czech chamber interpretation. Programme specialisations: Piano Trio (composition:piano, violin, cello) String Quartet (composition:two violins, viola, cello) Wind Quintet (composition:flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn)

Graduate profile

A graduate has a well-founded overview of the repertoire of chamber compositions in the selected specialisation.His or her communicative and creative co-creation of the artistic expression shaped by the chamber ensemble is on a high artistic and theoretical level.He or she has mastered methods of cooperation leading to efficient learning of the selected musical work.He or she has an overview of current general developments in the area of music and is also able to engage in publication activity in the scholarly press, to give lectures or to provide methodological direction in short-term interpretive and master courses focusing on chamber music. The entirety of practical knowledge deeply learned in the scholarly literature and the ability to appropriately apply or communicate it also allows graduates to work in qualified instruction roles at post-secondary institutions of the university type.


Applications start 1st March 2018
Applications end 31st March 2018
Start of study: 1st October 2018
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Admission requirements

General requirements for entrance examinations to the Master?s programme in Chamber Performance: A condition for attending the entrance examination is successful graduation from a Bachelor?s programme in an instrumental field - the instrument that will form part of the selected ensemble for the field of Chamber Performance. Programme specialisations: Piano Trio (composition:piano, violin, cello) String Quartet (composition:two violins, viola, cello) Wind Quintet (composition:flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn) Special requirements: Entrance examinations are attended by the chamber ensemble as a whole.Admission is contingent on an evaluation as part of the ensemble as well as an individual performance by each member, which must achieve a minimum score of 19.01 points.For the entrance examination, the ensemble will prepare a programme of 60 to 70 minutes in length. Individual members of an existing ensemble can be admitted to the programme on condition that this ensemble participates in all programme responsibilities of the studying member. Special requirements for individual specialisations: Piano Trio: The programme must include one piano trio by L. van Beethoven: Op. 1, No. 1 (E-flat major), No. 2 (G major), No. 3 (C minor) Op. 70, No. 1 (D major), No. 2 (E-flat major) Op. 97 (B major) The remaining selection of compositions is left to the participants in the entrance examination, although the programme should contain major works of the trio literature from various stylistic periods (from the Classical period to the 20th century), e.g.: B. Smetana:Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 15 A. Dvok:Piano Trio in F minor, Op. 65 J. Brahms:Piano Trio in B major, Op. 8 P.I. Tchaikovsky:Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50 F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy:Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 49 M. Ravel:Piano Trio in A minor D. Shostakovich:Piano Trio in E minor, Op. 67 B. MartinPiano Trio in C major String Quartet: One of the String Quartets Op.18 by L. van Beethoven, and String Quartet No. 2 in D minor by B. Smetana.Further selections are left to the candidates? discretion. Wind Quintet: It is required that one of the following 24 Wind Quintets by Anton Reicha be performed: Op. 88, Op. 91, Op. 99 or Op. 100. Other compositions should be chosen by the candidates in order to demonstrate their extraordinary qualifications for the Master?s programme.The following additional concerto compositions are recommended: Darius Milhaud:La Chemin du Roi RenJacques Ibert:Troispi?cesbr?ves Vlav Trojan:Wind Quintet, Op. 8 (1937) Joseph Haydn:Divertimento in B major The repertoire for the entrance examination must be selected in such a way so that the candidates demonstrate their extraordinary qualifications for the Master?s programme. It is also possible to enter the Master?s programme after gaining life experience. Prerequisites are demonstrated successful artistic practice and successful completion of the entrance examination.The Faculty reserves the option to impose additional supplementary requirements on candidates from other schools for purposes of evaluating the candidate?s level in subjects where there is a difference in curriculum between the Music and Dance Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (HAMU) and the candidate?s previous school.



Degree master post bachelor
Study duration 2 years
Language English
Place Prague
School fees € 5086 per year
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