Arts Global

28 April 2009

Audition to be a Swiss Global Young Artist

Instrumental, Voice and Ensemble

Audition cities and dates in early 2009:

United States: New York January 10, 11, 12
United Kingdom: London February 25, 26, 27
Switzerland: Montreux
March 9, 10, 11
Australia: Sydney, Melbourne April 28-May 5


Age ranges:

Instrumental 16-28
Voice 20-32
Ensemble Average age not more than 28



To apply:

1. Please address your application to Heather de Haes, Director.
         Via email (preferable):
         Via post: La Verrière, Avenue des Alpes 130, CH-1820, Montreux, Switzerland

2. Deadline: three weeks before the audition date.

3. Make clear in your application which date and location you prefer.

4. Include full biographical details, repertoire information and a recent colour photograph.

5. Include in your cover letter to Ms de Haes a statement of your plans and wishes as a musician.

6. Include three letters of recommendation from professional musicians who are in a position to assess your potential.

7. Optional: an audio or video recording--CD-R or DVD.

8. The Foundation at its sole discretion will decide whether or not to invite each applicant to attend the audition.

9. Travel and accommodation expenses are up to the individual applicant.

Notes on the Auditions:

1. Your Audition will last approximately 20 minutes.

2. You will choose the first work you perform; the panel will choose the subsequent works from your programme.

3. The panel may request any movement of a multi-movement work.

4. You should present a programme which well represents your taste, strengths and talent. A broad range of musical styles is expected and your skill in programme-building will be a factor in the evaluation. A variety of works ranging from short to extended is recommended.

5. Instrumentalists should include a concerto.

6. Singers should mix opera and song (oratorio optional).

7. You must provide your own accompanist (although pianists are not required to bring an accompanist for their concerto).

8. Please email your programme to us at least one week before your audition, along with the name of your accompanist, if any.

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