University of the Arts Helsinki

Master On Campus
36 months
5000 EUR/year
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Seize a globally unique opportunity! Get a master’s degree in Fortepiano from the University of the Arts Helsinki and increase your knowledge in music composed in the 1700s and 1800s.


The Fortepiano programme at the University of the Arts Helsinki gives you the chance to hone your skills in playing this unique historical instrument and learn more about music composed between the years 1730 and 1850, in particular.


The master’s studies in fortepiano include e.g. individual instruction in historical instruments, chamber music on period instruments, lied work, continuo playing and training in performance practices. 

The Sibelius Academy has several historical pianos in its use, including a Walter copy (1790), a Graf copy (1828), a Schröter (1840) and an Erard (1889). As a student, you will have the opportunity to play all of these instruments.

With fortepiano as your major, you will develop the skills needed for independent artistic work and learn to master the playing technique and styles required by the central repertoire written for fortepiano. The studies prepare you for a professional life as a soloist, chamber musician or a pedagogue.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fortepiano performance 
  • Chamber music
  • Piano seminar
  • Piano performance masterclass
  • Fortepiano seminar
  • Classical chamber music workshop

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

You must submit the following:

  • Certificate of basic education and transcript of records
  • Certificate of language proficiency
  • Document exempt

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5000 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.


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