Application | 2020-2021 Auditions

The application period for the 2020-2021 academic year at the Reina Sofía School of Music is over, except for the Fundación Ramón Areces "Alfredo Kraus" Voice Chair, from 23 April to 14 May. The Voice Chair will be led by Professor Francisco Araiza starting 2020-2021.

Application form

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

  • Information on previous musical studies (up to 3 different teachers or centres)
  • Artistic CV (up to 900-character text)
  • Links (maximum 3) to a recent recording (at Youtube, Vimeo, etc.)
  • Programme of studies you wish to apply to (Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree, Private Degree)
  • Audition to which you choose to enroll (it is possible to choose one or various)
  • Chosen pieces according to the obligatory repertoire (see specific repertoire down below)
  • Payment of a €75 application fee (via PayPal or bank transfer)

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

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

Application fee

There is an €75 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 email one month before your audition date. These take place in Madrid and entail a €30 audition fee, to be paid before the audition date.

Repertoire and dates

Due to the steps undertaken by the School regarding Covid-19, all announced dates for 2020-2021 auditions are postponed. New dates will be announced shortly.

Telefónica Violin Chair. Professor Zakhar Bron

  • Audition 29 April, music theory test 30 April.
  • Repertoire.

Telefónica Violin Chair. Professor Marco Rizzi.

  • Audition 21 April, music theory test 22 April.
  • Repertoire.

Telefónica Violin Chair. Professor Ana Chumachenco.

  • Audition 24 March, music theory test 25 March.
  • Repertoire.

Fundación BBVA Viola Chair. Professor Diemut Poppen.

  • Audition 27 April, music theory test 28 April.
  • Repertoire.

Fundación BBVA Viola Chair. Professor Nobuko Imai.

  • Audition 24 April, music theory test 25 April.
  • Repertoire

Aline Foriel-Destezet Cello Chair. Professor Ivan Monighetti.

  • Audition 28 April, music theory test 29 April.
  • Repertoire.

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

  • Audition and music theory test, 30 April.
  • Repertoire.

Unidad Editorial Double Bass Chair. Professor Duncan McTier.

  • Audition 16 April, music theory test 17 April.
  • Repertoire.

Flute Chair. Professor Jacques Zoon.

  • Audition 15 April, music theory test 16 April.
  • Repertoire.

Oboe Chair. Professor Hansjörg Schellenberger.

  • Audition 22 April, music theory test 23 April.
  • Repertoire.

Clarinet Chair. Professor Pascal Moraguès.

  • Audition 14 April, music theory test 15 April.
  • Repertoire.

Bassoon Chair. Professor Gustavo Núñez.

  • Audition 17 March, music theory test 18 March.
  • Repertoire.

Fundación “la Caixa” Horn Chair. Professor Radovan Vlatković

  • Audition 22 April, music theory test 23 April.
  • Repertoire.

IF International Foundation Trumpet Chair. Professor Reinhold Friedrich.

  • Audition 17 April,, music theory test 18 April.
  • Repertoire.

“Alfredo Kraus” Fundación Ramón Areces Voice Chair. Professor Francisco Araiza.

  • Auditions 15, 16 and 17 June.
  • Repertoire:
    • One aria from an oratorio, cantata or motet.
    • Three opera arias of your choosing. All arias preceded by a recitative must include it at the audition
    • Three songs: a German lied; the other two from French, Italian or Spanish repertoire.

Fundación Banco Santander Piano Chair. Professor Dmitri Bashkirov.

  • Audition 23 April, music theory test 24 April.
  • Repertoire.

Fundación Banco Santander Piano Chair. Professor Galina Eguiazarova.

  • Audition 17 April, music theory test 18 April.
  • Repertoire.

Composition Chair: Professor Fabián Panisello

  • Theory exam and interview: 23 April.
  • Requisites.