The application period for the academic year 2024-2025 is opened until 18 december 2023..

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, Diploma in Music Performance/Composition and Diploma in Advanced Orchestra Conducting Studies).
  • 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 (it can be either one movement or the hole piece). 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

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.


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


If you have any questions during the process, you can consult the Frequently Asked Questions page.

Repertoire and dates

Bassoon Chair: Professor Gustavo Núñez.

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

Aline Foriel-Destezet Cello Chair: Professor Ivan Monighetti.

Clarinet Chair: Professor Pascal Moraguès.

Composition Chair: Professor Fabián Panisello

“Zubin Mehta” Conducting Chair with the support of Aline Foriel-Destezet: Professor Nicolás Pasquet

Unidad Editorial Double Bass Chair: Professor Wies de Boevé.

Flute Chair: Professor Jacques Zoon.

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

Fundación Damm Oboe Chair: Professor Hansjörg Schellenberger.

Fundación Banco Santander Piano Chair: Professor Milana Chernyavska.

Fundación Banco Santander Piano Chair: Professor Stanislav Ioudenitch.

Trumpet Chair: Professor Reinhold Friedrich.

Fundación BBVA Viola Chair: Professor Nobuko Imai.

Fundación BBVA Viola Chair: Professor Diemut Poppen.

Telefónica Violin Chair: Professor Zakhar Bron.

Telefónica Violin Chair: Professor Christoph Poppen.

Telefónica Violin Chair: Professor Marco Rizzi.

Fundación Ramón Areces "Alfredo Kraus" Voice Chair. Professor Juliane Banse.