2016 Parker Quartet Guest Artist Award-Apply by March 1

Date: 

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 (All day)

Repeats every week every Thursday until Tue Mar 01 2016

Location: 

Apply by email

2016 Competition:

Open to Harvard undergraduate and graduate violists and cellists. All applicants must be available for the Parker Quartet's April 17 concert in Paine Hall (8pm) and for rehearsals with the Parker two weeks prior.
Applications due March 1, 2016. Finalists will be notified by the second week of March. Live audition callbacks will take place March 23 and 25, when finalists will be invited to play during a 20-minute rehearsal of the Tchaikovsky.

Introducing the first-ever Parker Quartet Guest Artist Award!

The Parker Quartet is excited to announce an annual competition, open to all Harvard student instrumentalists (undergraduate and graduate), who are interested in collaborating and performing with the Parker Quartet as part of their Blodgett Chamber Music Series at Harvard University. Each year the focus will be on a specific work written for a larger chamber music ensemble. Chosen recipients of the award will be invited to work with the Parker Quartet in preparation for a final public performance.

The 2016 winners, one violist and one cellist, will perform Tchaikovsky's String Sextet in D Minor, "Souvenir de Florence," Opus 70 as Guest Artists with the Parker Quartet in their April 17 concert in John Knowles Paine Concert Hall.

TO APPLY:

Send an email including your name, instrument, class year, a short performance resume, and the url(s) of performance videos you've uploaded to YouTube by March 1, 2016 to: thefourparkers@gmail.com

INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUDITION VIDEO

UPLOAD a performance video (5-7 minutes total) to youtube that includes
1. a work of your choice
2. the following excerpts from Tchaikovsky "Souvenir de Florence":

Viola 2 excerpts
Mvt.1, top of page 4 to downbeat of F
Mvt.2, Moderato to fermata
Mvt.4, pickup to 7 before B to first forte (double bar) at top of page 19

Cello 2 excerpts
Mvt.1, Tempo 1 after A to B
Mvt.2, 7 after B to 9 before Moderato
Mvt.4, Piu Vivace after T to the end

Download viola 2 and cello 2 parts:
http://imslp.org/wiki/Souvenir_de_Florence,_Op.70_(Tchaikovsky,_Pyotr)

All applicants must be available for the Parker Quartet's April 17th concert in Paine Hall (8pm) and for rehearsals with the Parker two weeks prior. Finalists will be notified by the second week of March. Live audition callbacks will take place March 23 and 25, when finalists will be invited to play during a 20-minute rehearsal of the Tchaikovsky.