Conservatoire de Paris
How hard is it to be accepted to the Conservatoire de Paris (CNSMD de Paris)? Right now I am 16 years old and I’m currently playing the Chaconne in G minor by Vitali and will soon start on the Bruch concerto. I have recently played Sérénade mélancolique by Tchaikovsky and the Beethoven romance no 2. Do you think it’s possible for me to be accepted in 2 or 3 years if i work really hard? I have a strict russian teacher and I practice around 2-3 hours a day.
I speak a bit of french so that won’t be a problem.
Thank you for your answer Adrian! With the 2ème cycle, do you mean you have played the violin for 6 to 8 years? Because I have already played for 10 years (I started when I was six), though very poorly the first few years. When do I go in to the 3ème cycle?
This school is more competitive then Curtis in many cases. It is the most competitive music school in the world most likely. They state they accept 30 students per year in all disciplines. At 16 the violinist they Accept by 16 have probably already been playing major concerti and winning or competing in major competitions. There are many good music schools I’ve heard in France but this once unfortunately seems a bit out of reach right now
Ester, out of curiosity, would you mind sharing the reason why you are interested in CNSMD de Paris? Is there a professor you really would like to study from? Or you find their structure or particular part of their program useful for your development as a musician?
At the end of the second cycle, one is playing Mozart or Viotti. I should have said 6 to 10 years.
I can't add anything to the information sought by the OP, but I have known two graduates of the Paris Conservatory in my life and would not describe either of them as a prodigy. Solid players, yes.
Thanks all for your answering! How much difference would you say there is between the CNSDM Paris and Lyon? Since Paris may be a little out of reach according to your answers. I would love to study in France. Is there a lot difference in the teaching, teachers, environment, classes, etc? And in the difficulty getting accepted?
In theory, the Paris and Lyon CNS are equivalent, and I'm sorry I have no contacts in the stratosphere!