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Cello Audition

Gary Hoffman

Academic Year 2022 – 2023

PRE-SELECTION DVD – PROCEDURE

1. Deadline: 30.11.2022

2. Repertoire requirements:
1. Prélude from any suite of Bach

2. 1st movement of one of the following works:
Dvorak concerto (long tuttis must be cut)
Schumann concerto (long tuttis must be cut)
Lalo concerto
Brahms sonata #2
Chopin sonata
Beethoven sonata #3
Or one of the following works:
Bloch Schelomo until rehearsal figure 30 in the Schirmer score (long tuttis must be cut)
Elgar concerto movements 1 and 2
Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme: theme, var.1, var.2, cadenza, var.6, var.7

3. Documents to provide

  • Application Form correctly filled in and in word or pdf format (NOT a photo or scan copy)
  • Links to your audio-visual recording (must be uploaded via an internet link such as youtube)
  • CV
  • Repertoire list
  • Copy of passport
  • Photo
  • Copy of the proof of payment of 50€ for Pre-Selection

4. Application fee

50€ for DVD Pre-Selection (all candidates)
50€ for Live Audition (to be paid before the Live Audition for the selected candidates)

Account name: Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel
IBAN: BE64 3100 1847 5152 – BIC: BBRUBEBB – Account number: 310-0184751-52
ING Banque – Avenue Marnix 24 – 1000 Bruxelles

LIVE-AUDITION PROCEDURE

Live Audition at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel for the selected candidates only. The cello audition is in two rounds.

    1. Date: 07.02.2023 at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Waterloo, Belgium
    2. Repertoire requirements: The jury will select several parts on the day of the audition:

1. 1st movement of either Haydn concerto, any CPE Bach concerto, any Boccherini concerto

2. Piece of choice

3. One complete work (all movements) from the following list, must not be the same as DVD:
Dvorak concerto
Elgar concerto
Schumann concerto
Lalo concerto
Bloch Schelomo
Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme
Shostakovich #1 or #2
Prokofiev Sinfonia Concertante
Walton Dohnanyi Konzertstuck
Brahms sonata #2
Chopin sonata
Beethoven sonatas #3 or #4
Schubert Arpeggione sonata
Stravinsky Suite Italienne
Schumann 5 Pièces en style Populaire
Magnard sonata
Prokofiev sonata

QUALIFICATION

  • The audition is open to musicians of any nationality.
  • Age limit: 27 years old or under on the day of the audition

APPLICATION: Application must be sent by e-mail to audition@musicchapel.org

Download the Application Form here