Application | 2022-2023 Auditions


The application period for the 2022-2023 academic year at the Reina Sofía School of Music is closed.

At the auditions, the only selection criterion is the talent of the student. The process consists of several rounds:

  • Online application.
  • 1st RoundPreselection: The Selection Committee evaluates the transcript of records and the audiovisual material of each candidate and selects those who pass to the next round.
  • 2nd RoundAuditions. Check the specific requirements of each chair, as they might differ between teachers.

You can also find more information on our auditions in this brochure.

Application form

It is an online application form that requests the following information:

  • Programme of studies you wish to apply to (Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance/Composition, Master’s Degree, Foundation Course or Diploma in Music Performance/Composition)
  • Audition to which you choose to enroll (it is possible to choose one or more)
  • Information on previous studies.
  • Two academic references: from your Instrument teacher and headmaster, headteacher or dean. It is a courtesy measure to inform your professor and request him this reference in advance. It is not allowed to request references to a professor who is part of the panel.
  • Language certificates, if you hold any.
  • personal statement.
  • Artistic CV (up to 900-character text)
  • Chosen pieces according to the obligatory repertoire (see specific repertoire down below)
  • For the preselection round:
    • Two recent recordings of contrasting pieces. At least one must be accompanied by piano.
    • An optional third recording showcasting a different activity: chamber music, as a soloist...
  • Payment of a €100 application fee.

Applicants to the Composition Chair must also provide a dossier including:

  • Previous works, including sheet music (pdf) and, if possible, recordings that provide a short presentation of these works. 
  • CV that details previous studies.

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact us at esmrs@albeniz.com.

Application fee

There is an €100 application fee for auditions at the Reina Sofía School of Music. You only have to pay one fee, even if you apply for more than one department.

Auditions

If you are pre-selected for auditions, we will contact you via email one month before your audition date. These carry a €30 audition fee, to be paid before the audition date.

Repertoire and dates

Telefónica Violin Chair: Professor Zakhar Bron.

Telefónica Violin Chair: Professor Marco Rizzi.

Telefónica Violin Chair: Professor Christoph Poppen.

Fundación BBVA Viola Chair: Professor Diemut Poppen.

Fundación BBVA Viola Chair: Professor Nobuko Imai.

Aline Foriel-Destezet Cello Chair: Professor Ivan Monighetti.

Aline Foriel-Destezet Cello Chair: Professor Jens Peter Maintz.

Unidad Editorial Double Bass Chair: Professor Wies de Boevé.

  • Auditions 19 April, music theory test 20 April.  
  • See repertoire.

Flute Chair: Professor Jacques Zoon.

Oboe Chair: Professor Hansjörg Schellenberger.

Clarinet Chair: Professor Pascal Moraguès.

Bassoon Chair: Professor Gustavo Núñez.

Fundación "la Caixa" French Horn Chair: Professor Radovan Vlatković

IF International Foundation Trumpet Chair: Professor Reinhold Friedrich.

Fundación Ramón Areces "Alfredo Kraus" Voice Chair. Professor Susan Bullock CBE.

  • Auditions 28 and 29 April, music theory test 29 April. 
  • See repertoire.

Fundación Banco Santander Piano Chair: Professor Milana Chernyavska.

Fundación Banco Santander Piano Chair: Professor Stanislav Ioudenitch.

IF International Foundation Composition Chair: Professor Fabián Panisello

Specific tests for first-year Bachelor students


All students wishing to begin the first year of a Bachelor's Degree must pass this official test, independently of the School's auditions.

Announcement (Spanish)

Provisional admissions (Spanish)

Provisional rejections (Spanish) 

Final admissions (Spanish)

Final rejections (Spanish)

Provisional grades (Spanish)