Fortepiano, classical instrument, master

Seize this unique study opportunity! Get a master’s degree in fortepiano and increase your knowledge of music composed in the 1700s and 1800s.

keyboard of a fortepiano

Why study here?

The Sibelius Academy is one of the few European institutions that offer master’s studies in fortepiano. We give you the chance to hone your skills in playing this unique historical instrument and learn more about music composed between 1730 and 1850. 

Content and objective of the programme

The 2.5-year master’s studies in fortepiano include, among others, the following: 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, 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. 

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.

New curriculum to be launched

Our curriculum is currently being updated. Teaching according to the new curriculum will start in autumn 2024. Please keep this in mind when browsing the current curriculum.

Teachers

Applying to the programme

Uniarts Helsinki is one of the most sought-after places to study in Finland. Browse the admissions statistics from previous years.

Doctoral studies

You can complete a licentiate and a doctoral degree at Uniarts Helsinki as a third-cycle degree. After graduating with a master’s degree, you can apply for doctoral studies in music and specialise in research-oriented, artistic or applied doctoral studies. 

Target degree and length of study

Master of Music (MMus)
2,5 years

Unit

Sibelius Academy

Application languages

English, Finnish, Swedish Read more about language skill requirements

Tuition fee

Annual tuition fee €5,000 for students studying in English and come from outside the EU and EEA countries.
Read more about tuition fees

Application period

Next possible time to apply is in January 2023. Studies begin in August 2023.

Supervising teacher

  • Niklas Pokki

    Lecturer, piano, coordinating lecturer of piano pedagogy, Piano, harmonikka, kitara ja kantele, Sibelius Academy
    +358503497708
    niklas.pokki@uniarts.fi
  • Tuija Hakkila

    Professor, piano, Piano, harmonikka, kitara ja kantele, Sibelius Academy
    +358407104388
    tuija.hakkila@uniarts.fi

Ask about applying

siba.admissions@uniarts.fi