Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Call for Pianists: Instrumental Collaborative Piano at the Orford Arts Centre

Yi-Fang Huang (faculty at the Perlman Music Program and collaborative pianist/sonata coach at The Juilliard School) just sent me the following message about a new Collaborative Piano Program at the Orford Arts Centre this summer:
Five pianists will be selected to participate in a new program connected to the North American Viola Institute (NAVI), at the Orford Arts Centre. The Collaborative Piano Program of Orford’s NAVI includes student recitals and performances in viola master classes for the viola faculty (Heidi Castleman of the Juilliard School, David Holland of the Interlochen Arts Academy, Jutta Puchhammer-S├ędillot of the University of Montreal, Daniel Sweaney of the University of Alabama and Rebecca Albers of Minnesota Orchestra), playing in performance classes, daily rehearsals with violists, and lessons with myself on collaboration. The dates for this summer are June 10-17.

The Orford website contains application information, as well as more about the faculty and program.

To audition, please submit a CD of one movement of a concerto (orchestral reduction) and one movement of a chamber sonata (duo) of your choice. Collaborations with violist are preferred but not mandatory. Application deadline is April 6, 2011.

Please forward this to any pianists who might be interested in furthering their collaborative skills and exploring the viola repertoire. Feel free to contact me directly any time if further information would be helpful. 
All Best,
Yi-Fang Huang
yfhpiano [at] gmail dot com

This program sounds like a great opportunity for pianists who are looking to expand their viola repertoire and get some experience working with string players at one of Canada's finest music music festivals. There's also a Vocal Accompaniment Workshop going on from July 24 to August 13, which many of you might want to take a look at. The deadline is fast approaching, so make sure you send your materials in before the end of the month.


  1. Yi-Fang is amazing as an accompanist, a coach, and of course, as a musician. I've seen her in both performing and coaching, and she is definitely the expert of viola repertoire!! highly recommended

  2. Thanks for the shout-out, Joanne!