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HarpMasters Academy  Audition Training 

by Petra van der Heide

HarpMasters Academy offers three days of Audition Training by the Concertgebouw Orchestra Principal harpist Petra van der Heide. In high demand for Orchestral Audition coaching among the younger generation of harpists, Petra offers a specially designed program for HarpMasters Academy. This will include practical and theoretical information, work on audition repertoire, simulation of the audition, all encompassing many personal Tipps & Tricks from orchestral career of Petra van der Heide.

July 21-23, 2019

HarpMasters Academy, Muenchenbuchsee, Switzerland

Participation: participation in the HMA Audition Training can be combined with participation in the PRO or FUTURE group, OR in the Audition Training only.

 

PROGRAM:

Level PRO

- 1 Solo piece of free choice, max. 5 min.

- Orchestra Excerpts:

Obligatory 6 excerpts, additional excepts are most welcome (participants choice)


Level FUTURE

- 1 Solo piece of free choice, max. 5 min.

- Orchestra Excerpts:

Obligatory 4 excerpts, additional excepts are most welcome (participants choice)


EXCERPTS:

Level PRO

Obligatory 6 excerpts, additional excepts are most welcome (participants choice)

Obligatory

1) Berlioz Symphony Fantastique 

2) Tchaikowsky Cadenza (Nutcracker OR Swanlake)

3) Verdi La Forza Overture

4) Ravel Tzigane Cadenza


2 (or more) free chosen excerpts from following list: 

1) Choose one:

Smetana Vysehrad Cadenza 

Britten Cadenza from Young Person's Guide...

Mascagni Cavalleria Rusticana Intermezzo 

2) Choose one:

Strawinsky Symphony in 3 movements (3rd movement from no. 172 until the end)

Ravel Alborada del Gracioso 


Level FUTURE

Obligatory 4 excerpts, additional excepts are most welcome (participants choice)

Obligatory

1) Tchaikowsky Cadenza (Nutcracker OR Swanlake)

3) Verdi La Forza Overture (1st page)

4) Britten Cadenza from Young Person's Guide…

3) Bartok Concerto for Orchestra, 1st mvmt, two pages 



HOW TO CHOOSE SOLO PIECE:

Highly recommended:

- a fast movement of one of the classical Sonata, a romantic or modern piece

(Examples: 1st Mvmt of Handel Concerto in B, 1st /or 2nd movement of Hindemith Sonata , a movement from Britten Suite)

Some recommended examples:

Faure Une Chatelaine en sa tour

Tournier Au Matin

Scarlatti Sonate..

Pierne Impromptu

Caplet Divertissement..

Glinka Variations on a Mozart Theme

What NOT to choose:

 a part of the piece ( for example: part of Spohr Fantasie, etc)

- works by composers-harpists: (for exmplae, Renie, Hasselmans, Tournier)


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