19th Audition training course for harpists 2020
at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, given by Sandrine Chatron
The yearly audition training for harpists will be given by Sandrine Chatron, solo harpist with the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra and teacher at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam and the Haute Ecole de Musique de Genève. The training will take place from April 19th-22nd at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.
This course takes the form of an orchestral repertoire coaching course, focusing on audition preparation, providing the opportunity for mock auditions, and a final audition with a professional jury at the end of the course. The winner of the final audition will be invited to play one programme with the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra during the next season.
The main purpose of the training is to provide the opportunity to experience an audition situation at first hand, and all that that entails - the sense of competition, the possibility of stage fright, and the level of concentration needed. These specific issues and other topics will be approached directly, enabling the participants to master their skills in preparation for an audition. The work will be done on an individual and a group basis.
A maximum of 8 participants can join the training, which is open to CvA students, students from other conservatories and young professionals. The training is free of charge for CvA; for others the fee is € 175,- for students from other conservatories and € 225,- for professionals.
|1||Berlioz||Symphonie fantastique - Un Bal|
|2||Britten||The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, Op.34: Cadenza and Fugue|
|3||Bruch||Scottish Fantasy Op.46, Part IV, beginning to D|
|4||Donizetti||Lucia di Lammermoor, Cadenza Act 1, scene 4|
|5||Ravel||Alborada del Grazioso, beginning to 9 and 20 to 23|
|6||Strauss||Salome’s Dance, 10 for Q to V|
|7||Stravinsky||Symphony in Three Movements, Part 2: 116 to 125, Part 3: 172 to 177|
|8||Tchaikovsky||Cadenza: Swan Lake, Nutcracker, or Sleeping Beauty|
|9||Verdi||Ouverture La forza del destino|
|10||Wagner||Tannhäuser, Act 1, scene 2: beginning to B|
Links to the sheet music of all the requested excerpts will be sent after confirmation of acceptance.
|19-4||10.00-13.00 and 14.00-17.00h||Sweelinckzaal|
|20-4||10.00-13.00 and 14.00-16.00||Sweelinckzaal|
|21-4||9.00-12.00 and 13.00-16.00h||Bernard Haitinkzaal|
|22-4||11.00h: Final audition (open to the public)||Sweelinckzaal|
Applicants outside the CvA are requested to send a video recording link (YouTube/Vimeo, etc.) with their application.
- A solo piece, max 8 min (suggestions: Britten, Händel, Hindemith, Spohr etc.)
- Two orchestral excerpts:
* Stravinsky - Symphony in 3 movements - part 3  to 
* Tchaikovsky - Cadenza from Swan Lake, Nutcracker, or Sleeping Beauty
National and international payments
Payment of the fee must be made to:
Stichting Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten
Conservatorium van Amsterdam
1011 DL Amsterdam
IBAN: NL52RABO0309 0344 26
Please mention ‘Audition training harp 2020-Sandrine Chatron'
How to apply
Applications with a CV and motivation letter are to be submitted through the online application form.
Closing date for application: 1 March 2020.