Ensemble Training

Ensemble Training offers a complete musical experience which enables students to fully comprehend what it means to be a true orchestral musician. Qualified students will receive intensive coaching on the fourth movement of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4 with Musicus Society Artistic Director Trey Lee, Musicus Fest musicians, and the celebrated Tapiola Sinfonietta from Finland. This year, admitted students will participate in the following:

 

– Master Class with distinguished artists
– Sectional training and full orchestra rehearsals coached by members of Tapiola Sinfonietta
– Perform in the Finale Concert of Musicus Fest 2016 on 27th November at Hong Kong City Hall

 

Successful applicants are required to attend all events including master class, rehearsals, and Finale concert.

 

Audition

a) Download the Audition Requirements
b) Download the audition scores of your instrument here: ViolinViolaCelloDouble BassFluteClarinetOboeBassoon
c) Record the specified repertoire and upload the audition video on to YouTube
d) Complete the application form with this YouTube link and submit online

Application for Master Class

Eligibility: Master Class applicants are required to apply for Ensemble Training
Instruments: violin, viola and cello
Audition: Students are required to upload a 5-10 minute excerpt of a standard concerto of his/her own choice on to YouTube

 

Important Dates

Master Class & Sectional Rehearsal*
11.11.2016 (Fri) Late afternoon & evening | Wah Yan College (Kowloon)

Sectional Rehearsal* & Full Orchestral Rehearsal
21 & 24.11.2016 (Mon & Thu) Late afternoon & evening | Wah Yan College (Kowloon) | Hong Kong Cultural Centre

Dress Rehearsal & Performance
27.11.2016 (Sun) Morning rehearsal & matinee performance | Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall

*Woodwinds players only need to attend rehearsals on 24 & 27.11.2016 (Thu & Sun)

 

Enquiries: 3974 6601 | education@musicussociety.org

Application Deadline: 18.9.2016 (Sun)

Application for Ensemble Training 2016 is now closed



Remarks

  • Eligibility: Hong Kong residents and full-time students (no age limit)

  • Program Fee: HK$800 per student

  • Instruments: violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, and bassoon

  • Passing the audition was exciting. To play with an orchestra taught me musicianship and the art of ensemble playing. You learn what it takes to be a professional musician. It’s not all about skills but learning the feeling of the music and sharing that mood with the audience. This was the most treasured memory I have of the scheme.

    Janice Yip
    Ensemble Training student 2013

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