Friday, June 4, 2010
So, I really am participating in the Czech Clarinet Festival!
I finally emailed last night my application to participate in the clarinet festival in a music conservatory in the Czech Republic.
Under "Musical studies: (Conservatory, University, etc)", I wrote "Not applicable". My silly wife asked me to write ABRSM Graded exams and Trinity College Certificate just so they could have a good laugh at the other end.
I had to give a list of my repertoire (there was space for 4 pieces) which I'll have to perform and this is what I wrote:
1. Schumann's Fantastiestucke (1st movement)
2. Heinrich Baermann's Clarinet Septet (Adagio)
3. Lutoslawski's Dance Preludes (No. 2)
4. Donizetti's Concertino in B-flat (1st movement)
I was smart not to be overly ambitious but I still have to practise the pieces! Of course I'm going to be a disgrace at the conservatory but I don't want to be a total disgrace!