The Audition Method for Violin - Volume 1

David Kim

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The Audition Method for Violin is a must-have for all violinists on the audition circuit. Bowings, fingerings, and, most importantly, David Kim’s personal insights and detailed instructions for every passage—not to be missed!

—Marin Alsop
    Chief Conductor
    Vienna Radio Orchestra, Ravinia Festival


The Audition Method for Violin is for aspiring and established violinists looking to win orchestral auditions. This book can be used throughout the entire process of preparing for an audition, including at the audition itself.

In this volume, David Kim, concertmaster of The Philadelphia Orchestra, provides standard violin audition excerpts in three versions: the excerpt as it appears in the score, a fully annotated version, and a sparsely annotated version to use in the audition. All annotations are made in blue ink for ease of reading.

Kim provides detailed instructions for preparing each excerpt as well as an insightful Q & A in which he discusses the ins and outs of auditioning and offers musical and technical advice for violinists.

The Audition Method for Violin, the second book in a series co-created by Mark Nuccio and Benjamin Baron, is an invaluable aid that will transform and improve the entire audition experience.

Repertoire: Beethoven: Symphonies No. 1, No. 3, and No. 9; Brahms: Symphonies No. 2 and No. 4; Debussy: La Mer; Mahler: Symphony No. 9; Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Mozart: Symphony No. 39; Prokofiev: Classical Symphony; Schubert: Symphony No. 2; Schumann: Symphony No. 2; Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5; R. Strauss: Don Juan

David Kim has been concertmaster of The Philadelphia Orchestra since 1999, and he regularly performs as a soloist with the orchestra, performs recitals, and engages in teaching residencies every year. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from The Juilliard School and was awarded honorary doctorates from Eastern University and Dickinson College.

Categories: Method, Professional Development, Skill Building

Number of Pages: 122

Format: Spiral

Discipline: Orchestra