Tafelmusik Winter Institute: Application Process


Application Process 


Application deadline: October 15, 2019
Notifications of acceptance will be sent out October 29, 2019.

Please note that TWI is only open to experienced players of period instruments only.

The application form for TWI 2020 is hosted on YAP Tracker. You will need to create a free YAP Tracker profile to complete the application (create one here). Please read the information below before submitting your application.

Note that you will need to submit the following materials on your YAP Tracker application:

  • A recent CV
  • Audition recordings(video only for strings; audio or video for oboe, bassoon, horn and harpsichord). See below for exact requirements. If you are unable to upload your audition recordings right away, you will be able to submit your application without them and return to your application later to upload them.

In addition, applicants must submit a reference letter from a teacher or colleague familiar with your period playing. Reference letters must be sent directly by your referees, and must be received by Tafelmusik by October 15, 2019. Reference letters can be emailed to twi@tafelmusik.org or can be mailed (in a sealed envelope) to the Tafelmusik offices (427 Bloor Street West, Toronto ON, M5S 1X7).

[Note that applicants who attended TBSI or TWI in the last two years are not required to submit a reference letter.]

String players: you may submit recordings at 415 or 430. The two pieces do not need to be at the same pitch.

Audition Repertoire


If playing a classical oboe:

  • Trio of the Minuet in Mozart Symphony no. 36 “Linz”
  • Trio of the Minuet in Mozart Symphony no. 25 “Little G Minor”

If playing a baroque oboe:

  • 2 baroque sonata movements


If playing a classical bassoon:

  • Mozart Sonata K.292: 1st movement A section only
  • Ibid: 2nd movement complete

If play a baroque bassoon:

  • 2 movements of any sonata by Telemann, Boismortier, Merci, or Galliard


  • the exposition of any of the Mozart horn concerto 1st movements
  • 2nd horn part of Trio of the Minuet in Beethoven Symphony no. 8


  • a movement of unaccompanied Bach
  • the 1st movement of a Mozart concerto (with or without accompaniment; cadenza optional)

NEW: Due to requests, we will accept a classical sonata movement in place of the concerto movement. If you have a classical quartet recording in which you are playing 1st violin, that is also an acceptable substitute.


  • two solos of your choice, from repertoire c1740–1800


  • a movement of solo Bach
  • a movement of a sonata or concerto by Boccherini, CPE or JCF Bach, or similar


  • the bass [“violone”] solo from Trios of the Menuets in Haydn Symphony 6, 7 or 8
  • a  movement of a Viennese double bass concerto (e.g. Dittersdorf, Vanhal, Hofmeister, Sperger) – it can be played in Viennese or orchestral tuning


  • an 18th-century baroque or early classical solo of your choice
  • 2 examples of continuo playing , at least one of which is later baroque or early classical. Chamber or solo accompaniments are preferred, as it’s easier to hear the harpsichord.


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