You have to have been living under a rock not to have heard about the YouTube Symphony project. This is likely to be the first of many online collaborative projects like this, and I can only think that it helps the world of classical music.
London Symphony principal players have been posting videos to help people prepare their parts for the YouTube Symphony audition. Here’s LSO Principal Bass Rinat Ibragimov on Tan Dun’s Eroica Symphony.
My favorite line?
“If you play at the wrong time, all the orchestra will laugh at you….which happened the first rehearsal with me!”
You only have until Wednesday, January 28 to submit audition recordings, so be sure to get them in if you’re planning on a shot at the orchestra.