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Piano chamber music and lied, classical performance, master

In the leading Master’s Programme in Piano Chamber Music and Lied, you will learn to work as a collaborative partner to a singer or a chamber music ensemble.

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Why study here?

Study to become a pianist specialising in lied and chamber music at one of the best performing arts universities in the world. After completing the master’s programme, you will be adept at demanding piano-playing techniques and familiar with the most important styles of Western piano music. You will have the knowledge and skills to start working as professional chamber musician and lied pianist, with the additional ability to perform as a solo pianist.

Content and objective of the programme

Major subject studies consist of courses in chamber music, lied and piano. The master’s degree also includes studies in information searching and writing as well as studies of your own choosing. At the end of your master’s studies, you will prepare a thesis project that consists of two concerts. One of these will be in chamber music, the other focused on lied. You will prepare the texts for the programme leaflets of these concerts.

You can also choose courses organised by the other two Uniarts Helsinki academies and complete joint studies that are available to all students.


Our teachers are some of the best experts in their respective fields. In addition to the permanent teaching staff, we welcome top international experts as guests on a regular basis.

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.

Admissions guide

Application instructions for this programme haven't been published yet.

Target degree and length of study

Master of Music (MMus)
2,5 years

Application period

Next possible time to apply is in January 2024. Studies begin in August 2024.

Application languages

English, Finnish, Swedish Read more about the language skill requirements

Tuition fee

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

Supervising teacher

  • Ilmo Ranta

    Lecturer, piano, coordinating lecturer of chamber music, Piano, accordion, guitar and kantele, Sibelius Academy


Sibelius Academy

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