Viola - University AuditionsViola: Any suggestions for viola university (Canadian) auditions repertoire? I'm about grade 9 rcm level. All suggestions welcome! :)
From Carolyn Farnand
All suggestions welcome! :)
From Brian LeeA friend of mine who just got a full ride to McGill for viola performance played the Walton Concerto, Bach's 1st Suite, and one of the Brahms sonatas; I believe she used Novacek's Moto Perpetuo as one of her etudes and a Paganini Caprice (I think #16) as another.
Posted on June 24, 2012 at 01:01 AM
From Shawn BouckeThere is the big 3 (Walton, Bartok, and Hindemith) concertos. Then the typical Bach cello suites (or even violin sonatas/partitas). Check out the Reger viola suites. No.3 is great.
Posted on June 24, 2012 at 02:08 AM
From Carolyn FarnandThank you for your suggestions!
Posted on June 24, 2012 at 02:46 PM
McGill is actually somewhere where I am very interested in auditioning!
I will take a look at the suggestions, thank you!
From Mendy SmithI looked at the McGill Audition requirements for viola. You will definitely have to pick to pieces of unaccompanied Bach, and the 1st and 2nd of a concerto or sonata.
Posted on June 24, 2012 at 04:21 PM
The Rebecca Clark sonata is one of my personal favorites...
Enter to win Leonidas Kavakos' recording of the Brahms Violin Concerto.
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