16th Audition training harp 2014

at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, given by Sandrine Chatron

The yearly Audition training for harpists will be given by Sandrine Chatron, solo harpist with the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, and will take place from November 1st to November 17th 2014 at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.

The training is free of charge for CvA students and open to everybody else. The fee is €150,- for students and €200,- for professionals. €10,- per day for listeners from outside the conservatory. The winner of the final audition will be invited to play one programme as a substitute with the undefinedNetherlands Philharmonic Orchestra during the following season.

time schedule

Saturday 1-11 10.00-13.00 - 14.30-17.30h Tuesday 11-11 10.00-13.00 - 14.30-17.30h
Sunday 2-11 10.00-13.00 - 14.30-17.30h Wednesday 12-22 10.00-13.00 - 14.30-17.30h

final audition

Monday 17-11 17.00h (open to the public)

Maximum 8 participants can join the training.
Closing date for application: September 29, 2014.


Applicants from abroad are requested to send a CV or a DVD recording to Sandrine Chatron, or some kind of visual recording (YouTube, Vimeo etc).

The following excerpts are required:
* Ravel - Tzigane Cadenza
Stravinsky - Symphony in three movements, part 3
* Strauss Salomé’s dance
Wagner Walküre, Feuerzauber

Alternatively, there will be a pre-selection audition held on October the 3th at 17.00h at the CvA, with the same excerpts.

Programme of the training: 10 excerpts

1 Berlioz Symphonie fantastique
2 Britten The Young person’s Guide to the Orchestra (cadenza + fugue)
3 Donizetti Lucia di Lammermoor
4 Ravel Tzigane cadenza & no. 12
5 Strauss Salomé’s dance (8 bars before Q until Y)
6 Strauss Ein Heldenleben (No1-12, 33-39, 79-89)
7 Stravinsky Symphony in three movements (full part 2, part 3: No 142 to 148 and 172 to the end)
8 Tsjaikovsky Swan Lake
9 Verdi ouverture La forza del destino
10 Wagner Walküre, Feuerzauber

Following pre-selection, candidates will be notified of their selection for the audition training no later than the October 6th, and they will be required to pay the course fees directly to the CvA, no later than October 25th.


Payment of the fee must be made to:

Stichting Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten
Conservatorium van Amsterdam
Postbus 78022
1070 LP Amsterdam

national payments: IBAN NL75ABNA 0411763822
international payments: IBAN NL75ABNA 0411763822 BIC (Swift) ABNANL2A

please mention ‘harpaudities 2014-2015’

how to apply

Please download the undefinedflyer with the application form here.


For more information and links to the sheet music of all the requested excerpts, please contact Sandrine Chatron