Cello 10

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
105HNV0 credit 12 2 exercise hours (45 min) of instruction per week, 279 to 339 hours of self-study English, Czech summer

Subject guarantor

Miroslav PETRÁŠ

Name of lecturer(s)

Mikael ERICSSON, Michal KAŇKA, Miroslav PETRÁŠ, Tomáš STRAŠIL


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 all the attributes of cello playing (principles of correct finger technique, tonal culture, etc.) and analyse them from the position of a teacher, to be able to explain and independently solve possible combinations of problems that may arise in performance practice. He/she is guided to understand the psychological aspects of the soloist-performer's performance. 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. Explaining the attributes of cello 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.

Technical exercises for the right hand:

ŠEVČÍK, Otakar. 40 Variations Op. 3, arr. Louis Feuillard

FITZENHAGEN, Wilhelm. Technical Studies, Op. 28

Scales for bows and rhythms

Example of repertoire:

BACH, Johann Sebastian. Suite for Cello Solo No. 6 in D major

HINDEMITH, Paul. Sonata for Solo Cello, Op. 25

FRANCK, César. Sonata for Cello and Piano in A major

BEETHOVEN, Ludwig van. Sonata for Piano and Cello in A major, Op. 69

MARTINŮ, Bohuslav. Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 2

MARTINŮ, Bohuslav. Duo for Violin and Cello No. 2

JANÁČEK, Leoš. Fairy Tale for Cello and Piano

PAGANINI, Nicollò. Variations on a single string - Moses

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

Evaluation methods and criteria

Conditions 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:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

Schedule for summer semester 2023/2024:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

The subject is a part of the following study plans