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Offline vivacelife

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Audition
on: March 02, 2005, 05:08:22 AM
Just a thought about audition...

If you r auditioning for a not-so-famous music program, it's better to choose pieces that are not that hard and you can play it well throughly. Because they rather hear that than to impress them with a hard piece. During the audition, if they ask u to stop (Even if hey mentioned before that they will ask u to stop because of time concern), chances are you are NOT what they r looking for. Because they would rather let you stay there so they can enjoy your playing.

If you r auditioning for a famous music program, choose a hard piece and play it well. They might ask u to stop after u play about half of the piece. You would know it that they like you by reading their expression (try to read them, unless they look mean to every other people). :-\
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Offline Ludwig Van Rachabji

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Re: Audition
Reply #1 on: March 02, 2005, 05:20:22 AM
I don't know if I agree with what you said about playing for a famous program. What you said at the beginning applies to both situations. Sometimes they are more impressed with pianists who can play a slow movement beautifully, which is often 100 times more difficult than playing a fast/furious piece. Trust me, they see enough of those. Much of the time, they would much rather hear a beautifully played Chopin Nocturne as opposed to an etude.

Remember, music isn't about showing off.
Music... can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable. Leonard Bernstein

Offline steinwayguy

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Re: Audition
Reply #2 on: March 02, 2005, 05:58:31 AM
Conservatories are looking for musicians, not technicians. Also, most "famous programs" stop you after the exposition in the first movement of your beethoven sonata, not half-way through the piece.

Offline BoliverAllmon

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Re: Audition
Reply #3 on: March 02, 2005, 05:17:45 PM
I don't know if I agree with what you said about playing for a famous program. What you said at the beginning applies to both situations. Sometimes they are more impressed with pianists who can play a slow movement beautifully, which is often 100 times more difficult than playing a fast/furious piece. Trust me, they see enough of those. Much of the time, they would much rather hear a beautifully played Chopin Nocturne as opposed to an etude.

Remember, music isn't about showing off.

then I am in good shape next week. I am playing Shostakovich's prelude 14. This piece is so slow and melodic, earry, and completely awesome. I am told that I play it well too so that helps. WeeHee
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