Hi People that read my last post of me going to audition for the Juilliard Pre-College! Well . . . Im gonna make u read this entire post before u find out!!!! My audition was at 11:00 AM(eastern standard time).
First off: When I came in the judges asked me to warm-up, so I did I played C,G,D, and A major three octave scales and then A, E, B and F# harmonic minor scales. I'm guess they wanted to see how I warm up or something liek that. After that I ran through Wohlfahrt Opus 74 No 27 or in book no. 2 its number 32. At the end of the Wohlfahrt one of the judges made a comment to another and the one that made the comment asked me to preceed to the concerto. So, I played through the Telemann Concerto's 3rd and 4th movements. After playing the two movements, the only male judge smiled at me and told me to play 5 major 3 octave scales, 2 three octave melodic minor and 1 three octave harmonic minor. So i played F major, E major, Ab major, B major, and C major. For the Melodic minors I choose A minor and C minor. For the Harmonic minor I choose D minor.
At the end of the audition, One of the older female judges clapped pointed to the door. At this point, I was afriad that they had told me to leave the room and leave the building as in I didn't make it, but as I was putting my instrument away the younger girl judge(about 30) called me back in and the 3 gace me a critique.
I received several comments about I might want to put more emphasise on phrasing in the 4th movement of the Telemann. The male judge (in his late 30's early 40's) said " You played the 3rd movement was something I would expect from Yuri Bashmet or the late Lionel Tertis. You played it superbly". The older female judge commented " When you entered the competition about a year ago I heard you and your quartet play 'Ravel's String Quartet in F major' it was excellent and you played just as fine as u did then as you do now". The younger female judge said " This was most likely something I wouldn't expect coming from a violist of your age. Most violist are forced on the viola becuz their orchestra needs more violist and it takes time for the new violist to adapt to the size of the viola. You displayed traits that I would expect to see in a violist in the New York Philiharmoic".
So after about a 10 minuet critique they quietly wisper amongst them selves for a minuet, and then one by one my eyes examed the three judges. Then the young women said " Well, Mr. Newman its looks like you'll be staying here in New York!" and the man stood up and shook my hand, the older woman stood up and hugged me(which i oddly didn't expect) and the young female shook my hand and congradulated me! This has to be the greatest day of my life!!!!!!!
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