Audition Workshop Series: Viola

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Audition Workshop Series: Viola

Join NYO Canada faculty for an in depth look at this year's audition excerpts for the 2023 orchestra.

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The audition process is a strenuous and integral part of musicianship and success in the arts sector. This workshop series consists of 16 unique workshops tailored for different instruments. Led by seasoned NYO Canada faculty and adjudicators, programming will be customized based on the needs and temperament of the instrument, repertoire and participants. Specific attention will be given to the NYO Canada 2023 audition excerpts.

Workshops will begin on October 25th, 2022 through to December 2022, to ensure that musicians willing to audition for the 2023 NYO Program and other external programs absorb the knowledge and skills to apply in their practice immediately.

The purpose of these workshops is to support musicians looking to participate in music competitions, enrol in post-secondary music programs, earn a spot in the NYO Canada Orchestra or at other music programs even to win a spot in pre-professional & professional orchestras!

*Cet atelier sera offert en anglais avec sous-titres en français*

Feautured Faculty:

Neal Gripp

Appointed principal viola of the l’Orchestre symphonique de Montréal in 1990, Neal Gripp is known for his sensitive and intelligent performances of a whole repertory and has been characterized by William Primrose as a “true virtuoso”. He made his recital debut in New York at Town Hall and has since performed in london’s Wigmore Hall, the Canadian Cultural Centre in Paris, the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C. and in frequent broadcast recitals throughouthis native Canada. His solo performances with orchestra include concerts in Alice Tully Hall and at the Aspen Music Festival where he won the Festival Viola Competition. He has performed as soloist with Charles Dutoit, John Nelson, Gunther Herbig and Bramwell Tovey, with orchestras in Winnipeg and Ottawa as well as l’Orchestre symphonique de Montréal with whom he has recorded Berlioz’s Harold In Italy for CBC Television. He has also recorded Glenn Buhr’s Concerto for Viola and Orchestra with Bramwell Tovey and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. Neal Gripp holds a doctorate from the Juilliard School of Music where he studied with Lillian Fuchs winning the Juilliard Viola Competition and the Joseph Machlis Prize which recognizes the highest level of excellence in all areas of study. He currently teaches at the University of Montreal and the University of Ottawa. In 2000, he was artistic director of chamber music series at the Getty Center in Los Angeles and is presently artistic director of a similar annual series at the Canadian Centre for Architecture.

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