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Topic: Audition Performance Repertoire?  (Read 1754 times)

Offline caroline4097

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Audition Performance Repertoire?
on: December 25, 2015, 03:45:07 PM
Hello Guys, I'm auditioning as a piano performance major in 3 months time, this is my list of repertoire:

1. Bach: Prelude and Fugue D# Minor BWV 877
2. Clementi: Sonata in D Op 26 no 3
3. Brahms: Romance in F Op118 no 5
4. Tan Dun: Eight memories of watercolour  ( Chinese Work)
5. Chopin: Etude Op 25 no 5

The pieces don't seem to be popular and technically demanding , what do the piano majors in conservatoires think?

Thank you for your advice in advance!
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Offline chopinlover01

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Re: Audition Performance Repertoire?
Reply #1 on: December 26, 2015, 10:02:38 AM
Good choice with the Clementi.
You don't seem to have a "substantial romantic work" (whatever the hell they mean/will exclude by that definition) in your program; a glaring hole. You may wish to fix that..

Offline rubinsteinmad

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Re: Audition Performance Repertoire?
Reply #2 on: December 27, 2015, 11:56:39 PM

4. Tan Dun: Eight memories of watercolour  ( Chinese Work)


That work is beautiful!

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Re: Audition Performance Repertoire?
Reply #3 on: December 31, 2015, 02:53:47 PM
Not popular?  May pleasantly surprise the professors!  Good luck!

Echoed with chopinlover01, you are suggested to read three times if not twice again the guidelines and syllabus, and see if your choices may potentially miss or near-miss the requirement. 

If not, then better stick with the current ones, unless you are pretty confident that you can learn and perfect a new piece in 2-3 months' time.

Offline emill

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Re: Audition Performance Repertoire?
Reply #4 on: January 03, 2016, 02:46:24 PM
Hello Guys, I'm auditioning as a piano performance major in 3 months time, this is my list of repertoire:

1. Bach: Prelude and Fugue D# Minor BWV 877
2. Clementi: Sonata in D Op 26 no 3
3. Brahms: Romance in F Op118 no 5
4. Tan Dun: Eight memories of watercolour  ( Chinese Work)
5. Chopin: Etude Op 25 no 5

The pieces don't seem to be popular and technically demanding , what do the piano majors in conservatoires think?

Thank you for your advice in advance! 

When you say you are auditioning, then I presume you have been invited to a live audition and that you have hurdled the "video-audio" disc portion.  That is how I understand it to be - send your video-audio disc first and if the school is satisfied, then they will invite you to a live audition. 

I presume that these pieces were the ones you included in your video-audio disc? right?  Then the only thing left to do is to perform these "artistically" and "accurately".

However, if by auditioning you mean you are choosing pieces for your video-audio disc audition, then it all depend WHERE you are applying.  If it happens to be a known and top school in your country then coming up with less than technically demanding pieces is NOT advisable. Why?  You will be up against numerous students, especially from China, Korea and Japan who will not only be presenting technically very demanding pieces; but will also be able to play those "artistically" to "perfection". 

As advised by others, go through the requirements thoroughly.  GOOD LUCK!!


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Offline dratinistar

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Re: Audition Performance Repertoire?
Reply #5 on: January 07, 2016, 06:10:20 PM
It may be a little late to fill in with a major romantic work. It would have been better to have something very technically demanding but not necessary. Professors probably would rather see quality of pieces and musical maturity more than anything else.

Good luck👌🏻
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