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how selective is the curtis summerfest? (Read 1230 times)

Offline sumpianodude

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how selective is the curtis summerfest?
« on: January 25, 2017, 10:53:46 PM »
will i be able to get in playing Beethoven Op. 49 and Bach inventions or should I try to do harder pieces like tempest and WTC Fugues?
excuse pleeze de gremmar and spelling and CapItALizaShuns

Offline vaniii

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Re: how selective is the curtis pianofest?
«Reply #1 on: January 26, 2017, 01:11:57 AM »
will i be able to get in playing Beethoven Op. 49 and Bach inventions or should I try to do harder pieces like tempest and WTC Fugues?

'Harder' does not always mean better.

Many experienced musicians/teachers would rather work with a student who plays something simple well, highlighting their potential, rather than a musician who is overly ambitious, selecting more challenging repertoire that is perhaps beyond them; that is a sloppy or lacking performance.

If you meet the regulations and entry requirements, it comes down to how you play, not, what you play.

Obviously, if you can play more challenging repertoire with aplomb, by all means go for it.