Orchestral Excerpt Training…Why?

This will be our eighth season at International Cello Institute and we are offering something a little different to our cellists this summer. I have asked Mark Kosower, Principal Cellist of the Cleveland Orchestra, Anthony Ross, Principal Cellist of the Minnesota Orchestra, and Silver Ainomäe, Associate Principal Cellist of the Minnesota Orchestra to offer some formal orchestral excerpt training to our students in the Senior Division at ICI this summer. Having the chance to learn from cellists of this caliber who have won major seats in two of the best orchestras in America is an awesome opportunity! In addition, these three cellists also spend time sitting in auditions for section seats for their respective orchestras. The kind of advice students will get from them is invaluable and not easily accessible. We are planning a mock audition or two for the brave souls willing to put themselves on the line. Read More “Orchestral Excerpt Training…Why?”

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