Super Strings is a group of violinists between the ages of 8-18 from Sarasota and Manatee counties and around Florida who come together as an ensemble of soloists to play a select musical composition with the PMP String Orchestra under the direction of internationally acclaimed violinist and conductor, Itzhak Perlman! A preparatory workshop with local music instructors is held to support participants. This will be the fourth time this special project is presented as part of The Perlman Music Program Sarasota Winter Residency.
Who can apply?
Young violinists age 8-18 who are Florida residents may apply. Those who submit a completed application, recommendation letter, and video audition MP4 file by the deadline will be considered to participate.
Students will audition and perform from memory the solo and tutti parts for Violin 1 or Violin 2 of Johann Sebastian Bach Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, movement 3.
(Copy of music with required bowings and suggested fingerings upon request.)
University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee (8530 N. Tamiami Tr., Sarasota, FL 34243)Important Dates
– Sept. 5: Application & Video Deadline (or postmarked by Aug. 31)
– Early October: Invitation to participate
– Nov. 12: Afternoon Workshop
– Rehearsal & Performance date TBA (between Dec. 28 and Jan. 1)
Administrative Fee for Participants
Upon performing a successful audition and being invited to participate:
– $50 per student for Manatee County and Sarasota County residents
– $100 per student for Out-of-county Florida residents
– Scholarship support is available on a need basis
Know a young violinist (or two) who might be interested? Feel free to share this email with them! NOTE: Practice buddies are a great way to learn this challenging and inspiring music. Both violin parts are equally important!
Thanks to 2016-2017
PMP/Suncoast Super Strings Sponsors:
The Perlman Music Program/Suncoast programs are presented in partnership with the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee.
The Perlman Music Program/Suncoast, Inc., PO Box 3407, Sarasota, FL 34230