Orchestra Audition Preparation Workshop for Strings

Eugenia Grauer

The workshop is specifically for violinists, though all sessions can be audited by all string players. The proposed repertoire of the course includes some of those solo/orchestral excerpts that are most frequently required for auditions. Participants who are in the process of preparing for future auditions may also bring their own required repertoire for coaching with me.

Repertoire (examples; open to all other repertoire!)

Repertoire for principal positions:
R. Strauss: Ein Heldenleben
Der Bürger als Edelmann, no. 6: Entry and Dance of the Tailors
N. Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, solos
L. van Beethoven: Missa Solemnis, Sanctus
J. S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, no. 39: Erbarme dich
P. I. Tschaikovsky: Swan Lake, 2nd Act, no. 13: Andante non troppo

Tutti passages:
L. van Beethoven: Symphony No. 1, Finale, bars 1–46
Symphony No. 9, 2nd movement, Molto vivace, bars 1–84 & Coda, bars 531–550
A. Bruckner: Symphony No. 9, 2nd movement: Scherzo (Trio), schnell (violin 1)
3rd Movement: Langsam, feierlich (violin 2)
F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Overture, bars 6–39, Scherzo
W. A. Mozart: Symphony No. 39, 4th movement: Allegro, bars 1–41 (violin 1 or 2)
R. Schumann: Symphony No. 2, 2nd movement: Scherzo, bars 1–48
B. Smetana: The Bartered Bride, Overture (violin 1 or 2)
R. Strauss: Don Juan
G. Verdi: La Forza del Destino, bars 182–263

Active participation: violinists; passive participation: all strings
Intensity level: 2 (individual lessons)