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VYMI EduConcert 2023: Soloist Audition



VYMI EduConcert 2023: Soloist Audition is the first ever program in Vietnam that looks for young soloists who play violin, flute and piano, either professional or amateur, to perform with the prestigious Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra (VNSO). VYMI EduConcert 2023: Soloist Audition will bring the opportunity of performing with the VNSO and Maestro Honna Tetsuji at the VYMI EduConcert: Mozart & Now which will be held in Hanoi this October, 2023.

The whole program is completely free of charge, with the goal of bringing this rare opportunity to all young passionate musicians, regardless of their nationality, class and occupation.


1. Name:

VYMI EduConcert 2023: Soloist Audition


2. Timeline:

04/07 - 05/09

Preliminary Round: Video Audition

10/09

Announcing the list of candidates who will be invited to participate in the Final Round: Live Audition

19/09

Final Round: Live Audition in Hanoi

24/09

Announcing the list of candidates who will be invited to perform at VYMI EduConcert: Mozart & Now

11/10 - 13/10

Rehearsals with the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra and Maestro Honna Tetsuji

14/10

VYMI EduConcert: Mozart & Now in Hanoi

3. Candidate Eligibility:


All young violinists, flutists and pianists, 10 to 26 of age (birth date ranging from October 14, 1998 to October 14, 2013), regardless of nationalities are welcome to apply.

4. Audition:

TWO Rounds: Preliminary Round (Video Audition) and Final Round (Live Audition)

5. How to apply:

  • Prepare the applications videos and fill in the Application Form to enter the Preliminary Round.

  • Candidates who have successfully passed the Preliminary Round will be invited to perform at the Final Round: Live Audition in Hanoi.

6. Location of Final Round and Concert:

  • Final Round: 65 Cam Hoi, Dong Mac, Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi

  • VYMI EduConcert: Mozart & Now: Hanoi (specific venue to be announced)


PRELIMINARY ROUND - VIDEO AUDITION

- Audition fee: free of charge -

1. Preliminary Round - Video Audition Requirement: The requirements are different between Professional Candidates (those who are attending or have recently graduated from a professional musical training institution) and Amateur Candidates. Please review carefully before preparing your audition:

​Professional Candidates

Amateur Candidates

Video 01 : A short introduction of yourself and explain the reasons why you would like to participate in the audition for VYMI EduConcert: Mozart & Now. Also, please introduce the title of the piece you will be playing.

Video 02 : second AND third movements from one of the following concerti, according to your instrument. Candidates must perform with a pianist (playing the orchestral reduction):

Flute Concerto no. 1 in G major, K. 313 Violin Concerto no. 2 in D major, K. 211 Piano Concerto no. 17 in G major, K. 453


Video 01: A short introduction of yourself and explain the reasons why you would like to participate in the audition for VYMI EduConcert: Mozart & Now. Also, please introduce the title of the piece you will be playing.


Video 02: first movement from one of the following concerti, according to your instrument. Candidates must perform with a pianist (playing the orchestral reduction):

Flute Concerto no. 1 in G major, K. 313 Violin Concerto no. 2 in D major, K. 211 Piano Concerto no. 17 in G major, K. 453



2. Application Process:

  • Step 1: Prepare and Upload both of your application videos to YouTube, set your video setting to Public or Unlisted.

  • Step 2: Fill in your personal information, and insert your YouTube links in the application form: https://forms.gle/wtkvcjf7eZMbLJvF6

  • Step 3: Submit your application by September 05, 2023

3. Technical notes regarding your Application Videos:

  • Please set your camera appropriately so that we can see your face and hands (also feet for piano candidates). We have attached HERE the sample photos so you know how to set the angle correctly. The video must be shot at a fixed angle, without shaking or noise.

  • Video quality should be at least 720p or higher, to ensure visual and sound quality.

  • The video must not be cut and edited with any sound or visual effects. Violations of this rule may result in disqualification from the audition.

  • The video must be recorded in one take. Please note: Professional Candidates need to record both 2nd and 3rd movements back to back, without stopping the video.

FINAL ROUND - LIVE AUDITION

- Audition fee: free of charge -


1. Final Round - Live Audition Requirement:

Candidates who have successfully passed the Video Audition Round will be invited to participate in the Live Audition Round. Candidates will perform the same piece from the Video Audition Round. It is mandatory to perform with a pianist. Each candidate will be responsible to invite his/her pianist to the Live Audition Round.


2. Final Round - Live Audition Process:

  • The organizer will send an invitation letter of Live Audition including detailed instruction to candidates.

  • Grand pianos are provided at the audition site. Soundchecking schedule will be announced to the candidates via email.


ABOUT THE ORGANIZER

VYMI - VIETNAM YOUTH MUSIC INSTITUTE


The Vietnam Youth Music Institute is a social enterprise with a mission: to inspire the young generation to build lasting relationship with music, especially classical music, through various experiential programs such as educational concerts, workshops and the Vietnam Youth Orchestra.


VYMI's primary focus is not on the training of musicians, but on becoming a bridge between the modern world of young people, and the beautiful world of classical music. We hope that these encounters will contribute to the musical aesthetic pleasure of a new generation of music lovers, those who will build a better future for Vietnam, and for the world.

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