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.

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

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.

Applying

The entrance examination emphasises not only soloist piano skills but also skills in chamber music, lied and sight-reading. It is not possible to apply to the programme if the applicant has already completed a master’s degree at the Sibelius Academy with piano as the major subject.

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 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

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
  • Ilmo Ranta

    Lecturer, piano, coordinating lecturer of chamber music, Piano, harmonikka, kitara ja kantele, Sibelius Academy
    ilmo.ranta@uniarts.fi

Ask about applying

siba.admissions@uniarts.fi