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 any additional instruments? (e.g. english horn, e-flat clarinet, ...)
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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 works may be recorded and uploaded separately.
- A movement of a sonata (accompaniment not necessary) or solo work (i.e. Bach)
Excerpts (Orchesterprobespiel, edition Schott)
- Beethoven: 5th symphony, variations of 2nd mvt.
- Strauss: Don Juan
- Brahms: 2nd symphony, Adagio non Troppo
- Debussy: La Mer, 1st voice (see file below)