For your audition, you should prepare two contrasting solo pieces or movements of one piece. The choice of solos is up to the applicant. Demonstrating tone, musicianship and technique are all important in the repertoire selection. Suggestions include, but are not limited to:
- Bach – Suites for Cello
- Brevel and Vivaldi sonatas
- Any Romantic Concerto
- Haydn Concertos
- Popper – Etudes
Be prepared to perform 2 three-octave major scales of your choice. Any bowing combination is acceptable.
You will be asked to sight-read a passage as part of your audition. You will be given a few moments to look it over and then we will ask you to perform it.
If you have any questions, contact Susanna Klein, coordinator of strings.