The Gstaad Conducting Academy is the lynchpin of the Gstaad Academy and offers rising conductors an opportunity of working with a professional orchestra - the Gstaad Festival Orchestra (GFO) which is made up of musicians from Switzerland's leading orchestras. Some of the best students from international high schools are selected every year to play with the GFO as interns.
Besides giving several concerts in the scope of the Gstaad Conducting Academy, the GFO represents the Gstaad Menuhin Festival with concerts in Gstaad and on tour.
In addition, the students receive individual lessons from their section leader and during the internship an audition training will be organised.
Do you play flute, piccolo or both?
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Video(s) are required (details below). No live audition.
For the GFO internship application a representative video recording of the audition repertoire is required. The recordings should be made in a maximum of 2 videos, one with Mozart Flute concerto and Vivaldi Piccolo concerto, the other Video with all orchestral excerpts (Flute&Piccolo).
- Mozart: flute concerto KV 313 OR 314, 1st movement's exposition
Excerpts (Orchesterprobespiel, edition Peters):
- P. Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis
- Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé
- Vivaldi: piccolo concerto, C major, 1nd mvt esposition and 2nd mvt
Excerpts (Orchesterprobespiel, edition Peters)
- Rossini: Semiramide
-Mahler: 2nd Symphony
-Mahler: The song fo the earth: "The drunkard in spring"