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Master of Music Solo Instrument (Strings, Brass and Woodwind Instruments, Harp, Organ)

Master of Music - Solo Instrument (Strings, Brass and Woodwind Instruments, Harp, Organ)

The Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln offers the Master of Music-Program for Solo Instrument.

In this study programm you can study one of the following main subjects: 

  • Strings (Double Bass, Viola, Violin, Violoncello)
  • Brass Instruments (Bugle, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba)
  • Woodwind Instruments (Bassoon, Clarinet, Oboe, Flute, Saxophone)
  • Harp
  • Organ

General Information

  • Academic degree: Master of Music
  • Duration of degree program: 4 semesters (2 years)
  • Start of program: Winter semester
  • Degree requirements: 120 ECTS credits
  • Major: strings, woodwind instruments, brass instruments, harp, organ
  • Graduate program: Concert Exam

Admission Requirements

  • Proof of having successfully completed a four-year Bachelor’s Degree in the subject that the candidate intends to pursue at Master’s level.
  • For non-German-speaking applicants, proof of a language certificate at level A2 (based on the European Reference Framework for Languages) is also required.
  • Successful completion of the entrance examination.

Entrance examination

The entrance examination consists of a practical performance test in the candidate’s main subject.

Detailed information can be found in the relevant portions of the Entrance Examination Regulations.

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The degree programme Solo/Chamber Music is divided into the following modules:  

 Core module; Practical performance in context; Elective module; Master’s thesis/project

 In the first two modules, the course concentrates exclusively on developing the student’s instrumental skills as a soloist. Through an elective module – which can be chosen from the entire range of courses offered at the University – students are able to further develop their professional profile. The final Master’s project concludes the programme.

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Professoren

  • Prof. Urban Agnas, Trompete
  • Prof. Anna Freeman, Trompete (Standort Aachen)
  • Prof. Ulrich Flad, Posaune
  • Prof. Paul van Zelm, Horn

Künstlerische Mitarbeiter

  • Florian Kirner, Trompete
  • Prof. Friedemann Immer, Barocktrompete
  • Cyrill Sandoz, Trompete (Standort Wuppertal)
  • Matthias Kiefer, Kammermusik für Blechbläser
  • Peter Stuhec, Posaune (Standort Wuppertal)
  • Jan Böhme, Bassposaune (Standort Aachen)
  • Michael Junghans, Bassposaune
  • Ulrich Hübner, Horn und Naturhorn
  • Ralph Ficker, Horn (Standort Aachen)
  • Clara-Christine Hohorst, Horn (Standort Wuppertal)
  • David Polkinhorn, Tuba

Korrepetition

  • Mio Kurihara-Wippich, Trompeten- und Posaunenklasse
  • Zeynep Artun-Kircher, Hornklasse
  • Chie Ogata, Tubaklasse
  • Keiko Yamamoto, Blechbläser Standort Aachen
  • Yuka Schneider, Blechbläser Standort Wuppertal
  • Junko Shioda, Trompetenklasse, Standort Aachen

Prof. Han-An Liu

  • Prof. Robert Winn, Querflöte
  • Prof. Christian Wetzel, Oboe
  • Prof. Ralph Manno, Klarinette
  • Prof. Georg Klütsch, Fagott
  • Prof. Daniel Gauthier, Saxophon
  • Prof. Dirk Peppel, Flöte (Standort Wuppertal)

Artistic Staff

  • Thadeus Wattson, Picoloflöte
  • Berten D'Hollander, Querflöte
  • Angelika Sheridan, Querflöte
  • Wolfgang Raumann, Bassklarinette
  • Christof Hilger, Klarinette
  • Klaus Lohrer, Kontrafagott
  • Sebastian Pottmeier, Saxophon
  • Prof. Rainer Schottstädt, Bläserproben, Orchesterliteraturspiel

Coaching

  • Sergej Figliolo, Querflöteklasse
  • Junko Shioda und Nenad Lecic, Klarinettenklasse
  • Kanade Joho, Fagottklasse
  • Prof. Winfried Bönig
  • Prof. Margareta Hürholz
  • Prof. Thierry Mechler 

Lecturers main subject violin

  • Prof. Ariadne Daskalakis (Köln)
  • Prof. Annette von Hehn (Wuppertal)
  • Prof. Susanna Yoko Henkel (Köln) 
  • Prof. Barnabás Kelemen (Köln)
  • Prof. Skerdjano Keraj (Aachen)
  • Prof. Mihaela Martin (Köln)
  • Prof. Ingeborg Scheerer (Wuppertal)
  • Prof. Michael Vaiman (Aachen)
  • Prof. Albrecht Winter (Wuppertal)

 Lecturers main subject Viola

  • Prof. Matthias Buchholz (Köln)
  • Prof. Werner Dickel (Köln, Wuppertal)
  • Prof. Massimo Paris (Aachen)
  • Prof. Alexander Zemtsov (Köln)
  • Emilian Piedicuta (Violine, Wuppertal)

Lecturers main subject Violoncello

  • Prof. Thomas Carroll (Köln)
  • Prof. Maria Kliegel (Köln)
  • Prof. Johannes Moser (Köln)
  • Prof. Susanne Müller-Hornbach (Wuppertal)
  • Laurentiu Sbarcea (Aachen)
  • Prof. Hans-Christian Schweiker (Aachen)
  • Michael Hablitzel (Violoncello, Wuppertal)
  • Prof. Gabriel Schwabe (Violoncello, Wuppertal)

Lecturers main subject  Double Bass

  • Prof. Gottfried Engels (Köln)
  • Prof. Detmar Kurig (Aachen)
  • Prof. Veit-Peter Schüßler (Köln)