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Admission to Master Programme, Violin


  1. Sign up for the programme at
    Registration period: 1 December 2023 – 15 January 2024.
  2. Last completion day to prove your eligibility is 25 January 2024.
  3. Upload your samples of work (Round I) no later than 22 January 2024. Read more about content, recording quality and format further down on this page.
  4. Assessment of samples of work (Round I). A jury group assesses the samples work for Round I. If you pass you will be invited to Round II. The invitation is sent to the email address you provided when you made your application.
  5. Upload samples of work (Round II) Information about uploading work samples for round II is given in the invitation sent to the email address you provided when you registered.
  6. Admission decision 1: 11 April 2024 on My pages at
  7. Deadline for accepting your place through My pages at 25 April 2024.
  8. Admission decision 2: 7 May 2024 on My pages at

Admission test

The admission test takes place in two rounds.

Round I is conducted remotely by you as the applicant uploading samples of work in the form of video recordings.

If you pass round I, you will be called to round II.

Round II is also conducted remotely by you as the applicant uploading video recordings, the date for uploading video recordings for round II is stated in the invitation sent out after assessment of round I.

Round I (uploaded samples of work)
You submit a video recording where you perform:

• movement 1 with cadence and movement 2 without cadence from Violin Concerto No. 3, 4 or 5 by W. A. Mozart

• one movement of your choice from a solo sonata/partita by J.S Bach.

The recordings must be uploaded to the Malmö Academy of Music via the link below no later than 22 January 2024.

Round II (uploaded samples of work)

You submit a video recording where you perform:

• Two optional pieces/movements of varying character and from different eras, e.g. violin sonatas by Brahms, Prokofiev, Debussy, Ravel, Faure, Franck or/and violin concertos by Mendelssohn, Sibelius, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev etc.

Instructions and criteria for videos

In order for the video recordings to be approved as a basis for assessment, you must follow the instructions below:

  • Start your video recordings by identifying yourself – film your ID or passport, and your face. State which piece you will perform.
  • Your face, hands and instrument must be visible at all times.
  • Perform and record one (1) piece/audition task per film. No clips or other technical edits are allowed.
  • The sound should be of good quality, recorded with the microphone in your mobile phone or with a room microphone, without too much room acoustics and without distortion and noise.
  • The video recordings must have good image quality with good contrast and light.
  • You must upload the recordings in MP4 format. Other file formats are not allowed. Your folder with work samples must not exceed 5 GB.

If these instructions are not followed or if we suspect that the video files have been modified, your submitted samples of work may be assessed as invalid.

Instructions for uploading work samples

  1. Make sure you have signed up for the programme you are applying for at
  2. Save the videos you want to submit in MP4 format. Name each file with a title, your initials and date of birth - use the first two letters of your first and last name and the year / month / day format for your date of birth. Separate the data with underscores.

    Video1_LaJo_990230_violin (In the example, the applicant is named Lars Jonsson and was born on 2 February in 1999. He is applying for Masters programme – Violin. The next file is called Video2_LaJo_990230_violin etc.)
  3. Create a new folder on your computer. Name the folder with the abbreviation PERFSTUD_your instrument_your full name_date of birth (year / month / day).

    Example: LarsJonsson_Violin_990230
  4. Put all your files in the folder and save it on your computer. 
  5. Compress your folder into a ZIP file (do not use RAR files, we cannot open these). The folder must not exceed 5 GB.
  6. Open the link for uploading samples of work. You will find the link at the bottom of this page.
  7. Download or drag the entire folder from your computer into the upload window. Use the same email address as when you made your registration at
  8. When the upload is complete, you will receive a confirmation directly in the browser. Do not close the browser until the upload is complete.
  9. If you have problems with the upload of your samples of work, please contact us via email admissions [at] mhm [dot] lu [dot] se (admissions[at]mhm[dot]lu[dot]se)

Please note: It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that the work samples are complete according to the audition information, that they are submitted in the correct format and are playable. Never send your samples of work to the admissions email. They will end up in the wrong place and your application will not be considered complete.

Upload your samples of work here (round II) The deadline for uploading work (round II) samples is stated in the invitation.


In order to meet the entry requirements for a Master’s Performance Programme you have to be able to demonstrate a Bachelor’s degree in Music or equivalent at the beginning of the term.


admissions [at] mhm [dot] lu [dot] se (admissions[at]mhm[dot]lu[dot]se)