19th Audition training course for harpists 2021

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 5-7 November 2021.

The audition training 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.

Course fee

  • CvA students: free of charge
  • students from other conservatories: € 175,- 
  • professionals: € 225,-

Repertoire list

The list of orchestral parts will be based on the list of the Residentie Orkest audition, to be published soon:

Links to the sheet music of all the requested excerpts will be sent after confirmation of acceptance.

Time schedule

05/11 10.00-13.00 and 14.00-17.00 Room 707
06/11 10:00-13:00 and 14:00-17:00 Room 408
07/11 10:00 Final Audition Sweelinckzaal


Applicants outside the CvA are requested to send a video recording link (YouTube/Vimeo, etc.) with their application, with the following programme:

  • A solo piece: Hindemith -  1st mvt, or C.P.E Bach -  2nd mvt,
  • Two orchestral excerpts:
    • Stravinsky - Symphony in 3 movements - part 3 [172] to [177]
    • Verdi- La Forza del destino-overture

National and international payments

Payment of the fee must be made to:

Stichting Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten
Conservatorium van Amsterdam
Oosterdokskade 151
1011 DL Amsterdam

IBAN: NL52RABO0309 0344 26

Please mention ‘Audition training harp 2021-Sandrine Chatron'

The fee is € 175,- for students and € 225,- for professionals. Accepted candidates will be notified no later than October 25th and will be required to  pay the course fees directly to the CvA, no later than November 1st.

How to apply

Applications with a CV and motivation letter are to be submitted through the online application form.

Closing date for application: October 20, 2021