The aim of the programme is to prepare highly qualified musical artists with a high degree of skill in the performance of solo, chamber and orchestral literature. The continuing Master's Programme builds upon and deepens the curriculum studied in the Bachelor's Programme. It develops and systematizes skills and knowledge related to the presentation of students' own performance in chamber ensembles, orchestras, and as a soloist. The study focuses on the mastery of a wide range of repertoire of the highest possible performance difficulty, the development of the student's individual musical expression with an ability for critical self-reflection, flawless mastery of instrumental technique and knowledge of a wide range of performance approaches.
The graduate has acquired advanced skills to choose the optimal performance approach to a given repertoire and to support his/her decision with relevant arguments. The student emerges as a versatile and mature artistic personality capable of masterful, original and convincing musical expression in the performance of highly demanding, extensive and stylistically diverse repertoire. He or she is able to plan and structure their own work independently, purposefully and effectively.
Possesses a comprehensive knowledge of the global as well as national cello repertoire and demonstrates a high level of skill in creating and delivering seamless musical experiences and interpretations.
Develops, presents and implements artistic programmes that are coherent and appropriate to a variety of contexts.
Understands in depth the role of the musician in contemporary society, exploring, engaging with and reflecting on specific relevant professional working environments and contexts.
He/she has an overview of the system of functioning and function of music in society, orienting himself/herself to the basic concepts and terms of the existing model of musical practice.
He/she is oriented to the various periods of Czech music development.
He/she is familiar with the major figures and the most famous works and is able to place them in their respective periods.
Performs music at a high professional level (technically and artistically masterful expression), expressing their own artistic concepts at the level of a developed musical personality.
Possesses sophisticated craft skills in relation to repertoire, style, genre, etc.
Shows breadth and/or depth of expertise and demonstrates proficiency in a range of different styles and/or has a distinctive and individual expression in one particular style.
Takes a leadership role in the ensemble and/or leads other collaborative activities.
Publicly presents high quality artistic performance in solo, chamber and orchestral roles.
Understands his/her field in depth in relation to relevant career paths and opportunities, and identifies and formulates strategies for developing collaborations on this basis.
Exercises a high level of critical self-reflection in relation to their own learning style, skills and strategies.
He/she understands the connections between general historical events and the musical situation in the Czech lands.
He/she is equipped for independent critical study of Czech compositions.
Demonstrates independence in all aspects of learning, social interaction and in recognising opportunities.
Is able to integrate knowledge gained from different contexts and perspectives.
Recognises the interrelationships between theory and practice and uses this knowledge to support and enhance their own artistic development.
Has a high level of appropriate presentation skills in all aspects of their practice and activity.
Engages and shares information with professional and lay musicians and audiences across a broad social spectrum, is aware of individual and/or group reactions to this information and is able to respond appropriately.
Has a positive attitude and willingly engages in ongoing (lifelong) personal and professional development.
There is a fee for studying in English. The amount of tuition fees for each study programme, including specialisations, is set by the Dean's Decree, which is published in the relevant section of the faculty website in English. The admission procedure is conducted in the form of a live audition.
The exact conditions of the audition examination are decreed for each academic year - a specific programme (specification of compulsory compositions and compositions of one's own choice, whether it is compulsory to play these compositions from memory, etc.), which is chosen so that the applicant has the opportunity to demonstrate his or her exceptional aptitude for the Master's degree.
These requirements are updated annually and published in the appropriate places on the study section of the faculty website in English.
The audition examination is conducted live before an examination committee by having the candidate present a set programme. The examination committee has the right to determine which of the required pieces the candidate will perform. The examination board has the right to interrupt individual pieces at any time.
The admissions committee evaluates the candidate with a cumulative score that includes an assessment of mastery of playing technique, sense of rhythm, musical memory, performance imagination, developed musical ear and individual performance contribution, all at least at the level of a bachelor's degree graduate.
The conditions of the admission procedure, including the determination of the method of scoring and its range, are regulated for each academic year by the relevant decree of the Dean, which is subject to approval by the Academic Senate of the Faculty.