I am a Junior in high school, and I want to major in performance in college. I am just about to start to prepare for my auditions, but I don't know whether to start the Dragonetti with solo strings or orchestral strings. It obviously doesn't matter for my auditions because there will be no accompanist, but I am also planning on playing this piece with my high school orchestra and with a piano at a competition. Do parts exist for piano/orchestra in standard? Or should I just use solo strings? If so, at my auditions, should I tune down after that piece or play all my music a step up? My teacher has advised against learning the piece in standard and then just tuning up when I'm performing, so I'm quite lost. Any help would be appreciated.