Department of stringed instruments



  1. Two studies, chosen by the candidate, from the "Forty Studies" by N.C. Bochsa and the studies by F. Dizi
  2. Three pieces of medium difficulty by authors from different eras, with at least one played from memory


  1. One study by F. Sor, chosen by the candidate from op. 6 and 29 (except for op. 6 nos. 1, 2, 8)
  2. One study by H. Villa-Lobos (from the "Douze Etudes") chosen by the candidate
  3. Once piece freely chosen from the literature of the 19th century
  4. Once piece freely chosen from the literature of the 20th century


Double bass
  1. One study from I. Billè "Nuovo metodo" course IV or V
  2. Major and relative minor scales (melodic and harmonic) in the tonality of the study being presented
  3. Once piece for solo double bass


  1. Play two studies, by different authors, of comparable difficulty to those in the "Guida per lo Studio Elementare e Progressivo della Viola, Parte 1°: Elementi, Scale, piccoli Solfeggi, e Studi progressivi" (Milan, F. Lucca) by Eugenio Cavallini (1806-1881). The studies chosen shall differ in their technical and instrumental content.
  2. Play one sonata (or other form requiring similar execution) for viola and basso continuo, or for viola and piano (fortepiano, harpsichord), transcribed from other instruments if desired.
  3. Sight reading.


  1. Scales and arpeggios in sol major, la major, ti flat major, with thirds and octaves;
  2. Two studies by Kreutzer of 4 presented (2 with single strings, 1 with trills, 1 with double strings);
  3. Play one movement from an early sonata.


  1. Two movements from a suite by Bach chosen by the candidate
  2. Three studies chosen by the candidate from those by D. Popper and F. Servais
  3. One first movement of a concerto