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Violin Audition Repertoire

All applicants will submit recorded auditions this year. All movements or selections should be recorded in their entirety.

When making your audition video, please answer one of the following three questions:

  • What motivated you to apply to Peabody?
  • If you could meet any composer you wished, who would it be, why, and what would you ask him/her?
  • What are your goals and aspirations in music and as a violinist?

BM

  • A movement of a Mozart or standard violin concerto with cadenza if applicable
  • Two contrasting movements of Bach
  • One Paganini Caprice or other selected Etude like Kreutzer, Dont, Rode
  • Any Sonata or solo piece that represents the applicants ability

MM

  • 2 Contrasting movements of a major violin concerto with cadenza if applicable
  • 1st movement of a Mozart Concerto with cadenza
  • Two contrasting movements of Bach or Chaconne
  • A Paganini Caprice, Wieniawski Caprice, movement of Ysaye *Sonata or equivalent
  • Any sonata or solo piece that represents the applicants ability.

GPD

  • 2 Contrasting movements of a major violin concerto with cadenza if applicable
  • 1st movement of a Mozart Concerto with cadenza
  • Two contrasting movements of Bach or Chaconne
  • A Paganini Caprice, Wieniawski Caprice, movement of Ysaye *Sonata or equivalent
  • Any sonata or solo piece that represents the applicants ability

DMA

  • Complete Major Violin Concerto
  • 1st movement of a Mozart Concerto with cadenza
  • Bach: 1st two movements of a Bach Sonata or Chaconne, or complete Partita
  • One Paganini Caprice, Wieniawski Caprice, or equivalent
  • Choice of any sonata or solo piece
  • Any work from the late 20th or 21st century

AD

  • Complete Major Violin Concerto
  • 1st movement of a Mozart Concerto with cadenza
  • Bach: 1st two movements of a Bach Sonata or Chaconne, or complete Partita
  • One Paganini Caprice, Wieniawski Caprice, or equivalent
  • Choice of any sonata or solo piece
  • Any work from the late 20th or 21st century