50% OFF subscriptions - 2 days only - Don't miss it! (Starting in:
)

Solo Repertoire Requirements

STRINGS AND HARP*

*Applications for woodwind, brass and percussion instruments including the flute, oboe, English horn, clarinet, bassoon, contra-bassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone, bass trombone, tuba, timpani and percussion. will be accepted for the 2021 Bursary Competition.

 

The approved solo repertoire list has been carefully developed and is regularly reviewed by the NACO Bursary Committee. In drawing up this list the Committee has chosen pieces which, in terms of length, variety and level of difficulty, best meet the requirements of this Competition. No substitutions will be allowed. Candidates must state in writing their chosen solo repertoire from the approved list at the time of application.

In addition to the solo repertoire selections listed below, each candidate will be required to perform a selection of excerpts from the orchestral repertoire. Excerpted parts will be forwarded to candidates upon acceptance to the Competition after the closing of the application deadline.  These excerpts are an integral part of the audition; practice and study of these elements should be given as much weight as the other repertoire.

 

*Note: It is not required that repertoire be memorized.
 

Strings

Violin

One movement of a Bach solo sonata or partita. No repeats.

AND

First movement of one of the following concerti:

  • BARTÓK, Béla – Violin Concerto No. 2
  • BEETHOVEN, Ludwig van – Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61
  • BRAHMS, Johannes – Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77
  • BRUCH, Max – Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26
  • DVOŘÁK, Antonin – Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53
  • KORNGOLD, Erich Wolfgang – Violin Concerto, Op. 35
  • LALO, Édouard – Symphonie Espagnole, Op. 21
  • MENDELSSOHN, Felix – Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
  • MOZART, Wolfgang Amadeus – [choose from concerti Nos. 1 – 5]
  • PROKOFIEV, Sergei – [choose from concerti Nos. 1 – 2]
  • SAINT-SAËNS, Camille – Violin Concerto No. 3 in B minor, Op. 61
  • SIBELIUS, JeanViolin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47
  • TCHAIKOVSKY, Pyotr Ilyich – Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35
  • VIEUXTEMPS, Henry – [choose from concerti Nos. 1 – 5]
  • WIENIAWSKI, Henryk – Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 22
  • WIENIAWSKI, Henryk – No. 1 Violin Concerto in F# minor, Op. 14

Viola

Prelude and one movement from a Bach suite. No repeats.

AND

First movement of one of the following concerti:

  • BARTÓK, Béla – Viola Concerto, BB. 128
  • ENESCO, Georges – Concertpiece (complete)
  • HARBISON, John – Concerto for Viola
  • HINDEMITH, Paul - Der Schwanendreher
  • PAGANINI, Nicolò – Sonata per la Grand’ Viola
  • WALTON, William – Viola Concerto

Cello

Prelude and one movement from a Bach Suite. No repeats.

AND

First movement of one of the following concerti:

  • BARBER, Samuel – Concerto in A minor, Op. 22
  • BLOCK, Ernest – Schelomo B. 39 (from beginning to down beat of no. 30; pick up from piu animato 5 bars before no. 45)
  • BOCCHERINI, Luigi – [choose from Nos. 1 – 9]
  • DVOŘÁK, Antonin – Cello Concerto in B minor, Op.104, B. 191
  • ELGAR, Edward – Concerto in E minor, Op. 85
  • HAYDN, Franz Joseph – [choose from Nos. 1 – 2]
  • KABALEVSKY, Dmitry – [choose from Nos. 1 – 2]
  • LALO, Édouard – Cello Concerto in D minor
  • PROKOFIEV, Sergei – Sinfonia Concertante in E minor, Op. 125
  • SAINT-SAËNS, Camille – [choose from Cello Concerti Nos. 1 – 2]
  • SCHUMANN, Robert – Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129
  • SHOSTAKOVICH, Dmitri – Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 107
  • TCHAIKOVSKY, Pyotr Ilyich – Rococo Variations, Op. 33 (opening, 1st variation, 3rd variation & last variation)

Double Bass

One movement from a Bach cello suite. No repeats.

AND

First movement (unless otherwise indicated) from one of the following concerti:

  • BOTTESINI, Giovanni – Concerto No. 1 or No. 2
  • DITTERSDORF, Karl Ditters von – Concerto in D
  • DRAGONETTI, Domenico (Nanny) – Double Bass Concerto
  • HOFMEISTER, Franz Anton – Double Bass Concerto No. 1, 2 or 3
  • KOUSSEVITSKY, Serge – Concerto, Op. 3 (play 2nd and 3rd mvts)
  • MARTIN, Andrés – Concerto for Bass and Orchestra (any movement)
  • ROTA, Nino – Divertimento concertante for Double Bass and Orchestra (3rd and 4th mvts)
  • SPERGER, Johann Matthias – Double Bass Concerto No. 15 in D major
  • TUBIN, Eduard – Concerto for Double Bass and Orchestra (including cadenza)
  • VANHAL, Johann Baptist – Double Bass Concerto
  • ZIMMERMANN, Anton – Double Bass Concerto in D major

 

HARP

Two contrasting pieces (one concerto and one sonata) selected from the following list:

Concerti:

  • BOÏELDIEU, François-Adrien – Harp Concerto in C (2nd and 3rd movements)
  • DEBUSSY, Claude – Danses Sacrée et Profane (complete)
  • GINASTERA, Alberto – Harp Concerto, Op. 25 (2nd and 3rd movements)
  • HANDEL, George Frederic – Harp Concerto in B flat Major, HWV294 (1st and 2nd movements)

Sonatas:

  • GLICK, Srul Irving – King David Sonata (1st and 2nd movements, OR 2nd and 3rd movements)
  • HINDEMITH, Paul – Harp Sonata (1st and 3rd movements OR 2nd and 3rd movements)
  • ROTA, Nino – Sarabanda e Toccata
  • TAILLEFERRE, Germaine – Harp Sonata (1st and 2nd movements OR 2nd and 3rd movements)
  • TOURNIER, Marcel – Sonatine, Op. 30 (1st and 2nd movements OR 2nd and 3rd movements)

Contact Us

For further information about the NAC Orchestra Bursary Competition, please contact the National Arts Centre Music Education Office:

Email: bursary@nac-cna.ca
Telephone: 613-947-7000, ext. 302
 

Menu