[EVENT] Cambridge University Musical Society Concerto Competition 2016
Applications are invited for the opportunity to perform a concerto with Cambridge University Chamber Orchestra (CUCO), CUMS Symphony Orchestra, CUMS Concert Orchestra, Cambridge University Wind Orchestra (CUWO) and CUMS Chorus in the academic year 2016-17. Applicants must be in statu pupillari at Cambridge University at the time of the auditions. You do not have to be in statu pupillari for the academic year 2016-17.
There will be 2 rounds of auditions. The first round will be held in West Road Concert Hall on Monday 18 January 2016 (between 12pm – 6pm). Candidates are asked to prepare a whole movement from a concerto lasting 10 minutes, to perform to the panel. If you are successful in the competition you can choose a different concerto to perform next year. No accompanist will be provided; candidates are invited to bring their own. Pianists should also provide an accompanist for their concerto excerpt. The panel may also conduct a brief interview with each candidate.
The final round will be held on Tuesday 9 February 2016 as part of the Cambridge University Lunchtime Concert series. It will be an extended concert so please be available from 12.30pm -2.30pm. The finalists will be asked to perform a movement from a concerto lasting no more than 10 minutes to perform to the panel and the public audience. This can be the same excerpt as performed in the first round. No accompanist will be provided; candidates are invited to bring their own. Pianists should also provide an accompanist.
Candidates should send their CV, together with a formal letter of application, by email to Chloe Davidson, CUMS Symphony Orchestra Manager, by midnight on Tuesday 12 January 2016. Application documents should be emailed to cnd26 Please include details of the movement and concerto you will be performing. Please note: applications received after this date will not be considered.
There is a small budget to cover travel expenses and accommodation for winners who will not be in Cambridge at the time of their performance. For details please contact Chloe Davidson.
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