Harp 10

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
105HARF0 credit 12 2 exercise hours (45 min) of instruction per week, 279 to 339 hours of self-study English, Czech summer

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Learning objectives:

In the final semester, the entire previous study is recapitulated, during which the student has become a masterful and distinctive performer who is aware of his/her strengths and weaknesses. The student is guided to be able to confidently name and analyse all the attributes of harp playing (principles of correct finger technique, tonal culture, etc.) from the position of a teacher, to be able to explain and independently solve possible combinations of problems that may arise in performance practice. The student is guided to understand the psychological aspects of the performance of the soloist-performer. He/she acquires further knowledge in the field of interpretation of traditional and modern or non-traditional techniques and forms. Culminates in the preparation of a graduation concert and thesis.

Thematic areas:

  1. Recapitulation of the entire study
  2. Subjective definition of one's own strengths and weaknesses
  3. Explanation of the attributes of harp playing from the position of a teacher
  4. Comprehensive preparation for the graduation concert

Learning outcomes

The student has a comprehensive knowledge of global as well as national repertoire and demonstrates a high level of ability in creating and delivering seamless musical experiences and interpretations.

The student develops, presents and implements artistic programs that are coherent and appropriate for a variety of contexts.

The student understands in depth the role of the musician in contemporary society, exploring, engaging with and reflecting on specific relevant professional working environments and contexts.

The student performs music at a high professional level (technically and interpretatively masterful expression), expressing his/her own artistic concepts at the level of a developed musical personality.

The student possesses sophisticated craft skills in relation to repertoire, style, genre, etc.

The student demonstrates breadth and/or depth of expertise and demonstrates proficiency in a variety of styles and/or has a distinctive and individual expression in one particular style.

The student publicly presents high quality artistic performance as a soloist.

The student performs a high level of critical self-reflection in relation to their own learning style, skills and strategies.

Prerequisites and other requirements



Instructions for the selection of pieces, their rehearsal and performance will be specified by the teacher with regard to the individual abilities and talents of each student.

The graduation concert should be composed of pieces from different stylistic periods - Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Impressionist and Contemporary music or with a focus on a particular theme (dances, fantasias, sonatas, etc.) The programme may include a maximum of 2 short chamber pieces for a total of 15 minutes, where the harp does not function solely as an accompaniment instrument.

Example repertoire:

Works for solo harp:

BERIO, Luciano. Sequenza

GODEFROID, Felix. Venetian Carnival

POSSE, Wilhelm. Venetian Carnival

CHOPIN, Fryderyk. Fanasie-Impromptu

CHAYKOVSKY, Petr Ilyich. The Seasons

BACH, Johann Sebastian. Partita, Suites


SCARLATTI, Domenico. Sonatas (selection slow and fast)

MOZART, Wolfgang Amadeus. Piano Sonatas

RENIÉ, Henriette. Ballade Fantastique


KRUMPHOLZ, Jan Křtitel. Concerto No. 4

RODRIGO, Joaquín. Concerto Serenata for harp 2nd - 3rd movement

ZABEL, Albert. Concerto for Harp, 2nd - 3rd movements

RENIÉ, Henriette. Concerto for Harp 2nd - 3rd movement

PARISH-ALVARS, Elias. Concerto for Harp 2nd - 3rd movement

Additional study literature will be specified by the instructor based on the student's talent, skills, and professional interest or the teacher's specialisation.

Evaluation methods and criteria

Requirements for the award of credit examination: active participation in classes, participation in seminars as a performer, performance of pre-assigned compositions

Other requirements: attendance of at least 80%



Schedule for winter semester 2023/2024:

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Schedule for summer semester 2023/2024:

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