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 the years 1730 and 1850, in particular.
Content and objective of the programme
The 2.5-year 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.
Applying to the programme
Our University is one of the most sought-after places to study in Finland. Browse the admissions statistics from previous years.
New admissions guides will be published in October-November 2021
It is possible to complete a licentiate and a doctoral degree at the University as a third-cycle degree. After graduating with a master’s degree, you will have the option to apply for doctoral studies in music and specialise in research-oriented, artistic or applied doctoral studies.
You can apply to
Degree Programme in Classical Music Performance, main instrument: fortepiano
- master’s (2,5 years)
Master of Music (MMus)
English, Finnish, Swedish Read more about language skill requirements
Annual tuition fee €5,000 for students from outside the EU and EEA countries.
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Next application time
The next possible time to apply will be confirmed in the autumn 2021.
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