Codarts is based in the heart of one of the world’s most dynamic cities. Rotterdam is a city with an open-minded view of the world. Here we attract students from all over the world to prepare them for a life as a professional and versatile musician.


Why study Viola at Codarts?

A bright future in professional music requires more than musicality and technique. To succeed as a professional musician, you need social, organisational, and communication skills. Therefore, you are coached in developing a vision for your future as a musician in classical music. Also, you are trained in what is required for a musician outside the protective walls of the conservatoire. The viola teaching team offers an inspiring way of working.

At Codarts, you can develop yourself very broadly. Because Codarts offers Jazz and World Music courses you can choose several minors that are not available at other conservatoires. Also, exiting crossover projects are organized with these internationally acclaimed Jazz, Pop and World Music departments.

Our collaboration with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra offers great opportunities.




As a Bachelor student, you follow a four-year programme in which, among other things, you work on technique, musical skills, orchestra playing and ensemble playing. Next to the individual weekly lessons, every two weeks you attend a group session with the whole viola class. In addition to individual weekly lessons, you will attend a group session with the entire viola class every two weeks. There are also at least three master classes each year. Recent guests have included Lawrence Power, Garth Knox, Marcin Murawski and Vinciane Beranger. In addition, you will have the opportunity to concert with fellow students in the Trinitatiskapel, a beautiful small church in Dordrecht. This concert is free to all.



As a master's student, the master's programme includes research. You will do research on a subject that has your special interest. Such research will help you find your own path in music. In this master research you will be guided by a research coach and your own main subject teacher.

There is also the possibility of learning to play Viola d'Amore. Codarts offers an instrument on loan for this purpose during your studies.



  • Julia Dinerstein - Main subject teacher viola, Chamber music player
  • Karin Dolman - Main subject teacher viola, Chamber music player, Subject representative viola
  • Roman Spitzer - Main subject teacher viola
  • Veronika Lenartova - Teacher orchestra playing
  • Roderigo Robles de Medina - Correpetitor viola class


Admission requirements

Check here on the admission page which steps you need to take and which admission requirements you need to meet.
You can find the admission requirements of Classical Viola here.



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