Auditions for string quartets


Opera studio "Silvio Varviso" 2023

Il matrimonio segreto
by Domenico Cimarosa

Applications will be open between 15 October 2022 and 15 January 2023
Rehearsals and performances: 27 June - 28 July 2023
Opera Studio Auditions for string quartets

Il matrimonio segreto

by Domenico Cimarosa

Programme of the video audition

Candidate string quartets will have to send a recording (link to YouTube or similar streaming platforms) with the first movement of a string quartet from the Classical era (Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert).

Programme of the live audition

Selected quartets must take a live audition on 13-14 February 2023, where they'll perform the first movement of a string quartet from the Classical era (Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert) and an extract from Il matrimonio segreto (chosen by the Jury).

The quartet that will be selected:

  1. will perform in one or more concerts during the Ticino Musica Festival 2023 as a quartet in residence;
  2. will be part of the instrumental ensemble of the Opera Studio;
  3. will receive a scholarship of CHF 6000.- (CHF 1500.- per ensemble member);
  4. will receive free lodging (apartment for 4 people).

Live auditions will take place on 13 and 14 February 2023.

Umberto Finazzi, Musical Director “Silvio Varviso” international Opera Studio
Daniele Piscopo, stage director
Gabor Meszaros, Artistic Director Ticino Musica

Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana
ia Soldino 9, Lugano

Applications are open until 15 January 2023

Average age of quartet members, 30 years old. Age limit for individual members: 35 years old (born after il 19 January 1988). The jury may decide on exceptions of small entity. Selected candidates that participate in the Opera Studio and respect its terms and conditions will be awarded a scholarship of CHF 1500.— (per ensemble member).

How to apply

In order to apply, please fill in the application form. Links to the following media must be shared while applying:

  • link to the cv and short biography of the string quartet
  • link to an artistic picture of the quartet
  • link to the recording of the pre-audition programme (on YouTube or similar streaming platforms).
Terms and conditions of the Opera Studio
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