Orchestra audition! Help?
July 13, 2012 at 3:32 AMOkay I've got an audition coming up on August 29th for a community orchestra in the city I live in. I've been playing violin for two years. I need help! I'm gonna be playing Liebesleid by Kreisler. Is this a good piece for me? How can I make my vibrato more audible? You can barely hear it! And it's kind of restricted. And what do I wear to an audition?! I've never auditioned for anything before. Help!
From Roy SonneFor that kind of audition, you should choose a piece or two that shows all your strong points. If you have a beautiful tone you want to show that. If you can play fast you should demonstrate that. If you have a good spiccato, a good sense of style, etc. You can play part of two pieces if you like. In that case, when you walk in you can say "I'd like to play **** for singing tone and *****for fast playing. Good luck.
Posted on July 13, 2012 at 1:19 PM
From Tyrone WilkinsI agree with Roy. You need to find a piece that best suits your playing. If you message me or send me a recording of your playing I can make some suggestions. Vibrato can DEFINITELY be fixed. I'll need you to watch a few videos first so you can understand the exercises that I used and still use today. Your outfit should be formal. You want to look professional,but don't over do it. It's an audition not a concert. A black dress and black shoes will be fine.I don't know when the audition is so message me ASAP.
Posted on July 13, 2012 at 5:18 PM
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