Performance, Classical Music – Edsberg
In the Master's Programme in Classical Music at Edsberg Mansion, you get the opportunity to immerse yourself in instrumental studies, both through individual exercise and through chamber orchestras. You will receive instruction from the foremost teachers in the field of piano, violin, violin or cello.
Most of the studies are located to Edsberg Mansion in northern Stockholm, which offers an inspiring study environment for chamber music.
Together with many other skilled students you will have a common base in classical music but you will choose one of four approaches:
- classical music – chamber music/soloist
- classical music – orchestra
- classical music – early music
- classical music – Edsberg Mansion
Before starting the studies on postgraduate level, you must have completed an undergraduate study programme of at least 180 ECTS, taken a B.A. in music or acquired corresponding qualifications in your speciality.
For further information regarding admissions, please see below the description of entrance tests.
The Master's Programme at Edsberg deepens knowledge and understanding in your artistic direction. The purpose is to develop the ability to create and realise own artistic ideas with a personal expression and critically reflect on your own and others artistic approach.
Focus in the main instrument courses is solo play on your main instrument, repertoire studies and performance practice, as well as public performances. In addition, oral reflections and discussions concerning artistic and technical considerations are central.
In the ensembles and chamber music courses, the interpretation coaching and interpretation of chamber music works in separate crews (duo and larger) which takes into account the specific repertoire of the individual instrument. The repertoire is planned so that it reflects versatile historical epochs and existing genres.
An endeavor is that as much as possible of the ensemble training results are reported in concert form.
The subsidiary support courses include seminars in historical performance practice, mental training and stage preparation as well as the freelance market. All in order for you to be well prepared for a professional life as a concerted musician.
The studies contain an independent degree project with the emphasis in an artistic musical presentation that is to be reported and documented. This often involves a larger own concert or other artistic production together with a written report of the work process as a finish of your education.
Type of Instruction
Joint seminar series, theme-based studies and integrated topics, such as music theory and instrumental education are work models used in the education. The programme gives you a complete understanding of the studies and a deeper insight into the music, the musicianship and the musical connection.
Through these thematic studies you also gain an in-depth understanding of the cultural context from which the music has grown. Chamber music plays a central role in the education and is as important as the individual instrumental teaching.
Workshops, master classes, seminars and concerts with national and international guest teachers and reputable ensembles take place on a regular basis.
After the Programme
The programme prepares you primarily for a professional life as chamber musician, orchestra musician and soloist at a high international level, but the work of a musician can change character several times during a professional life. Many former students switch between freelance assignments as a soloist, concerts in chamber music contexts and project positions in the world's various orchestras.
The programme also prepares for further studies at the artistic research level.