Major subject studies consist of courses in chamber music, lied and piano. The Piano Chamber Music and Lied programme at the University of the Arts Helsinki also includes studies in information searching and writing as well as studies of your own choosing.
At the end of your master’s studies, you will prepare a thesis project that consists of two concerts. One of these will be in chamber music, the other focused on lied. You will also prepare the texts for the programmes of these concerts.
After completing the master’s programme, you will be adept at demanding piano-playing techniques and familiar with the most important styles of Western piano music.
Thanks to your degree, you may begin working as professional chamber musician and lied pianist, with the ability to also perform as a solo pianist.
This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.
The entrance examination emphasises not only soloist piano skills but also skills in chamber music, lied and sight reading.
It is not possible to apply to the programme if the applicant has completed a master’s degree from the Sibelius Academy with piano as the major subject.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Check the programme website for information about funding options.
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