Piano

At Sibelius Academy, you can study the piano as a main subject in the 5.5 year bachelor's and master's programme or in the 2.5 year master's programme for which the main subject can be Piano chamber music and lied or Fortepiano. After graduating from the piano music programme, you will be able to work as a soloist, music teacher, chamber musician, and lied pianist. The Master of Music degree also qualifies you for doctoral study. 

Study

At Sibelius Academy, the focus for piano studies is on solo performance, chamber music and lied pianism. Teaching is also provided on period instruments, accompanied with discussions of historical performance practices. The syllabus also includes accompaniment and pedagogical skills. The main subject for the 5.5 year bachelor’s and master's programme is the piano. For the 2.5 year master’s programme, there are three options for the main subject: 1) piano, 2) piano chamber music and lied, and 3) fortepiano.

 

After graduating from the piano music programme, you will be able to work as a soloist, music teacher, chamber musician, and lied pianist. Some of graduates find careers elsewhere in the music industry, such as media and music management.

 

In the piano music programme, you will develop your individual artistic skills and work towards a high level of professionalism. The piano department regularly organizes various events, competitions and master classes.

 

The department also teaches the piano for minor subject students. Main subject studies for the master’s programme in opera coaching are organized by the Vocal Music Department. In addition, piano studies can be taken as a practice pupil for a music teacher in training or at Junior Academy.

 

The Master of Music degree qualifies you for doctoral study. The doctoral degrees available at Sibelius Academy are Licentiate of Music (LicMus) and Doctor of Music (DMus). The doctoral degrees available at the Sibelius Academy are Licentiate of Music (LicMus) and Doctor of Music (DMus). Doctoral students can choose from three programmes: Arts, Research or the Applied Study Programme.

 

Sibelius Academy piano alumni such as Gergely Bogányi, Paavali Jumppanen, Laura Mikkola, Olli Mustonen, Henri Sigfridsson and Antti Siirala have achieved international success.

How to apply

Links to the admissions guides and more information about applying can be found on the admissions page. The next application period to the University of the Arts Helsinki is in January 2018.

Contact information

All University of the Arts Helsinki e-mail addresses are in the form firstname.lastname (at) uniarts.fi
siba.study (at) uniarts.fi

 

Head of Department Niklas Pokki

Deputy head of Department Helka Kymäläinen

Professor, teacher-in-charge (piano) Erik T. Tawaststjerna

Professor Tuija Hakkila