I feel kind of bad 'flooding' the discussion page but this is an actual concern that I felt more experienced violinists would definitely have a say about...
So my youth orchestra's Concerto Competition is coming up in January, and I want to get prepared as early as possible. Based on the level I've outlined below, does anybody have any suggestions for a good concerto for me to audition with? It would be a plus if it's written for strings-only orchestra (as that's my group...) but anything's fine.
The minimum audition requirements were these pieces;
Accolay - Concerto in A minor
Bach - Any partita or sonata for unaccompanied
violin, concerti in A Minor or E Major
Haydn - C Major Concerto
Mozart - Concerto #3, 4, or 5 (1st mvt.)
Reiding - Concerto
Seitz - Any Concerti
Viotti - Concertos No. 22 or 23
Vivaldi - Any Concerti
…or comparable selections
I played the first two page excerpt of the Viotti 23rd this summer, which was not bad at all. My teacher and I have been trying to continue on it but I've had All-State to record and seating auditions to prepare for in my youth and school programs, etc. so I've been plowing on through (very slowly) on my own time and have made it unscathed through four pages. I think something more challenging is definitely reachable.
The orchestra a level above mine (our group is second-highest in hierarchy, I'm 3rd chair 1st) has suggestions for audition repertoire like Mendelssohn, Lalo, Bruch (aka actual repertoire >.<) and Mozart 3, 4, 5 as well as Viotti again (?). That's my goal before leaving the program to join the high school's Baroque Ensemble. (The plan, anyway...)
My friend/enemy/friendly competitor is working on Mozart 3, of which I know has much notoriety as "simple yet so difficult to capture musically". Last year, they played the Bach Double phenomenally (two talented sisters in a top rate duet). So the piece levels in the past haven't been impossibly high...
Any ideas? I have none...
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