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.
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- Fortepiano performance
- Chamber music
- Piano seminar
- Piano performance masterclass
- Fortepiano seminar
- Classical chamber music workshop
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
You must submit the following:
- Certificate of basic education and transcript of records
- Certificate of language proficiency
- Document exempt
International5000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 5000 EUR per year during 36 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 36 months.
Living costs for Helsinki
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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