Alex Kinmonth is currently principal oboe of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, a position he won several years ago at just age 21 while still studying at Juilliard. In this exclusive interview we ask Alex about his preparation methods, about the audition day, his experience on the job and also hear advice he has to offer to those on the audition circuit.
Meet Hugo A. Valverde, the 22 year-old Costa Rican horn player who just won a second horn position with the Metropolitan Opera, one of the most highly regarded orchestra’s in the world. We talk to Hugo about his audition day, preparation methods and more!
Jake Fridkis, a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Yale School of Music, won his position with the Forth Worth Symphony just under a year ago. We ask Jake about his experience playing with the orchestra, his audition preparation process and the situation of the current strike.
Interview with Kelly Zimba, recent winner of the principal flute audition at the Toronto Symphony!
An exclusive interview with Trombonist, Matthew Winter. Hear about the audition day, his preparation, and the experience of taking a European audition.
An exclusive interview with flutist, Emma Gerstein. Hear about the audition day, her preparation and more!