Kansas City Symphony violin audition


Audition information

Position
Concertmaster
Application deadline
October 1, 2019
Audition date
November 19, 2019
Weeks in season
42
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(Posted on August 9, 2019; last updated 2 months ago)


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Audition Repertoire
One movement from Bach’s sonatas and partitas
One of the following solos
MozartViolin Concerto No. 3 in G Major, K. 216
  • Mvt. I: exposition and cadenza
MozartViolin Concerto No. 4 in D Major, K. 218
  • Mvt. I: exposition and cadenza
MozartViolin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, K. 219
  • Mvt. I: exposition and cadenza
The first movement — with cadenza — of any Romantic or 20th century concerto
Solo excerpts
BeethovenMissa solemnis
  • Sanctus: 4 before E to 1 after H
BrahmsSymphony No. 1
  • Mvt. II: 1 before E to the end
DvořákSymphony No. 8
  • Mvt. II: DE
Rimsky-KorsakovScheherazade, Op. 35
  • Mvt. II: 1 to 20 before A
  • Mvt. III: 8 after K to N
  • Mvt. IV: solo at measure 8
  • Mvt. IV: solo at measure 28
StraussEin Heldenleben, Op. 40
  • 2 after 22 to 32
TchaikovskySwan Lake
  • Act II, No. 13, Scene 5: 26 to 6 before 31
First violin excerpts
BeethovenSymphony No. 9, “Choral,” Op. 125
  • Mvt. III: 99–114
BrahmsSymphony No. 4
  • Mvt. II: 88–103
  • Mvt. IV: 33–80
DebussyLa Mer
  • Mvt. II: 3339
MahlerSymphony No. 9
  • Mvt. I: 10 after 11 to 13
MendelssohnA Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 61
  • Scherzo: 17 to 7 after D
MozartSymphony No. 39, K. 543
  • Mvt. I: 1–99
  • Mvt. II: 1–54
  • Mvt. IV: 1–104
SchumannSymphony No. 2
  • Mvt. II: 1–54
Chamber music
MozartString Quartet No. 23 in F, K. 590
  • Mvt. I, first violin
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