40 minutes of repertoire (free choice which demonstrates a versatile, varied and strong musical character) – this may be comprised of separate videos, provided each complies with the requirements below:
Videos should be submitted either as YouTube links or private files shared via Dropbox to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have existing video material on YouTube that fulfils the above requirements, then please indicate the relevant link(s) on your application form. If you are submitting existing links, there is no need to record a separate spoken introduction. You may also send links to private YouTube videos if you prefer.
Semi-final auditions will take place at:
22 Mansfield Street
Live semi-final auditions will take place on 27th/28th March 2019 with finalist interviews on 29th March 2019.
Semi-final repertoire requirements (excepting Piano Chamber/Accompaniment category) are free choice. This can include material submitted in the first round video audition.
While free choice, the repertoire chosen should clearly reflect your current strengths and aspirations and ideally cover a range of genres and styles, e.g. solo and duo works, concertos where appropriate, song repertoire, operatic and oratorio (due to lack of a second piano, pianists should not include concerto repertoire in live audition programme). Most importantly, we hope that your choice of repertoire reflects clearly where you feel you communicate a strong sense of your musical personality along with an awareness of central core repertory essential for a successful career as a performing artist or ensemble.
Please prepare the full programme for this audition. You will be able to choose your opening work, and then the panel will choose the following piece(s).
Final auditions will take place at:
36 Wigmore Street
The finals will be held on 16th May 2019