I have been practicing Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3 and I have an audition coming up. It requires me to choose a 15-minute excerpt, covering all three movements. As this is my first time auditioning for a concerto soloist, I have no idea what to look for when choosing an excerpt. For instance:
Should I choose parts where I'm most comfortable with? But in that case, would it not showcase enough technicality if I just choose the easier parts?
Should I avoid jumping around in movements? i.e. is 3 continuous excerpts, one from each movement the best?
Should I start with the actual opening of the concerto, and end with the actual ending of the concerto?
In general, does anyone have any other tips on choosing excerpts, or just auditioning for a concerto position? Thanks.