Selection for one pianist at Royal Ballet

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Royal Opera House will appoint a highly qualified dance accompanist

Royal Opera House – located in the historical Covent Garden Theatre – intends to appoint one pianist for the musical staff of Royal Ballet. The main responsibilities of this post will be:

  • Play for classes and rehearsals as scheduled for the Royal Ballet and the Learning and Participation department
  • Play for occasional auditions for the work of the Royal Ballet (dancers and singers)
  • Mark, correct and maintain piano rehearsal scores
  • Assist conductors as required at stage rehearsals
  • Conduct stage bands as requested
  • In collaboration with the teacher, to provide musical energy and inspiration in ballet class
  • Be sufficiently prepared to play rehearsals to the highest possible standard
  • Respond in a positive way to direction or feedback as required
  • Play for performances, including solo and concerto work, to the highest possible standard as and when required by the schedule
  • Be able to undertake domestic and overseas touring with the Company as required
  • Maintain the highest standards of attendance, reliability, teamwork and professionalism in all aspects of the work

For further information (personal specifications, duties in connection with continuous development and improvement, etc.) see the official announcement.

Auditions will be held on 19 February 2019. The application must be submitted before 8 January 2019 following the online procedure explained on the webpage recruitment.roh.org.uk.

For more info: tel. +44 (0) 207 212 9303 – e-mail hr.recruitment@roh.org.uk

 

Baroque orchestra scholarships offered at Vadstena in Sweden

Vadstena-Akademien announces selections for a production next Summer

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The prestigious Vadstena-Akademien – hosted in the scenic Vadstena Castle on the shores of Lake Vättern – has over the years fulfilled an important role in bringing to new life forgotten masterpieces of the Baroque opera. Along this lines, for the Summer of 2018 the performance program features a pastiche based on the so-called Narva-Baletten, the grandiose show staged in Stockholm in 1701 to celebrate the military victory by Karl XII at Narva. Recently, scholars have identified among the composers, besides the Swede Anders von Düben (1673-1738) to whom hitherto the full work was attributed, also the French Jean Desfontaines (1658-1752) as well as Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632-1687).

The new production  Solen och Nordstjärnan (Sun and North Star) joins in the homage the Sun King and Karl XII by combining material from the original ballet with a comic intermezzo by Molière and Lully. The performance will be produced with stage and choreographic direction by Karin Modigh assisted by Lena Cederwall Broberg and Adrian Navarro. The musical direction is entrusted to Dan Laurin with Anna Paradiso Laurin as cembalo accompanist.

Scholarships for the Baroque orchestra

For the instrumental ensemble (pitch A=Hz 415) scholarships are been offered for the following roles:

instrument notes 
Violin modern or Baroque instrument
Violin w. obl. Viola (or viceversa) modern or Baroque instrument
Viola modern or Baroque instrument
Double bass playing continuo, modern or Baroque instrument
Recorder Baroque instrument required
Oboe Baroque instrument required
Bassoon playing continuo, Baroque instrument required
Lute playing continuo
Harpsichord playing continuo

Candidates should have a strong interest in historically informed Baroque orchestra performance practice. For bowed instruments however, previous experience on Baroque instruments may be an advantage but is not necessary.

The application form, filled according to the official regulations, should be delivered not later than 20 February 2018 to the address apply@vadstena-akademien.org.  Selected candidates will receive scholarships that consist in a contribution to the cost of food and accommodation. Rehearsals and performances will be in the period 30 June –  8 August (for continuo players) or 4 July – 8 August (for all the others).

Info: Terese Lindström – terese@vadstena-akademien.org
Webpage: vadstena-akademien.org

Bursaries announced for the Academia Montis Regalis Baroque and Classical Orchestra Course

Academia Montis Regalis Baroque and Classical Orchestra

Mondovì (Northern Italy) will host the 25th Baroque and Classical Orchestra Training Course

Since 1994 the Fondazione Academia Montis Regalis has organized in Mondovì its Baroque and Classical Orchestra Training Courses, offering to many young talented musicians a unique opportunity in the field of 17th and 18th century historically informed performance on replicas of original instruments.

The Foundation’s website has recently published a call for the selection of thirteen young players (born not earlier than 1st January 1985) who will take part in the 25th Baroque and Classical Orchestra Training Course. Before January 15th it’s possible to apply for the selections that will take place on February 3rd and 4th. Bursaries are being offered for the following instruments:

  • 7 violins
  • 2 violas
  • 2 cellos
  • 1 double bass
  • 1 harpsichord

For the audition candidates, must use a baroque type instrument mounted with gut strings and appropriate bow, tuned at A = 415 Hz. A Continuo accompanist will be available for candidates making a requst for it.

Successful candidates will take part in the 2018 Course, that will be taught by Olivia Centurioni, Alessandro De Marchi, Luigi Mangiocavallo and Enrico Onofri and will be subdivided in four study periods, each one from four to fifteen days, between May and December 2018. Each period will be concluded by a public concert.

Study periods:

 dates  teacher
15-19 May 2018 Olivia Centurioni
13-16 June 2018 Luigi Mangiocavallo
5-7 July 2018 Enrico Onofri
13 November–2 December 2018
(dates to be perfected)
Alessandro De Marchi

Each participant will receive a gross sum of €2000,00 in the form of a bursary, plus boarding during the study periods and an allowance towards travel expenses. At the end of the 2018 Training Course, the Artistic Commission can decide of adding some of the best participants to the roster of the Academia Montis Regalis Orchestra for concert and recording activity during the 2018-2019 Season.

The competition rules are available (in Italian) at this link.

Info: tel./fax +39.0174.46351; e-mail: segreteria@academiamontisregalis.it
webpage: www.academiamontisregalis.it

Theresia Youth Orchestra announces auditions

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The ensemble is offering grants to young players of classical period instruments

Theresia Youth Orchestra, presently running its three-year concert series The Golden Age of Symphony, has announced a selection process in order to assign sixteen bursaries towards the attendance of educational paths lasting one or two years. The grants – offered to citizens of European Union member or European Economic Area member countries born on or after 1st January 1990 – are so subdivided:

number of grants amount period of attendance instruments
4 €4000,00 two years (April 2018 – April 2020) 2 violins – 1 viola – 1 oboe
10 €2000,00 one year (April 2018 – May 2019) 2 violins – 2 violas – 1 cello – 1 flute – 1 oboe – 1 bassoon – 2 horns
2 €2000,00 two years (June 2018 – Aprile 2020) 1 trumpet – 1 timpani

After a first selection phase based on CV’s and video, a limited number of candidates will be invited to the auditions that will take place in Lodi (Northern Italy) on 20-21 January 2018 for strings and 3-4 February for winds and timpani. The program shall be performed on classical instruments (for winds and timpani) and with a classical bow for strings, at pitch A=430Hz.

Selected candidates will attend chamber music academies and orchestral residencies, under the guide of the teachers Claudio Astronio, Alfredo Bernardini e Chiara Bianchini, at several locations in Italy, France and Austria. The expenses for the accommodation of grantees during the artistic residencies, as well as the travelling and meal costs during concert tours, will be covered by Fondazione iCons.  On the other hand, the expenses of board and travelling to the destination specified in the Schedule will be entirely borne by the grantees.

The deadline for sending applications, to be made according to the directions contained in the  official regulations, is on 2 January 2018.

Info: tel. (+39) 348 2202 808 – e-mail: theresia@theresia.online
Pagina web: www.theresia.online/auditions

Selection for Co-Principal Bassoon at the Orchestra of The Age of Enlightenment

The ensemble is looking for a specialist in the Baroque repertoire

The Orchestra of The Age of Enlightenment (OAE) has announced a selection process for the post of Co-Principal Bassoon. The ensemble is looking for a Baroque specialist but is also keen to hear from candidates who cover broader repertoire. Experience in historically informed performance on period instruments is essential.

The selection process announced on the OAE website requires that applicants, who must be highly qualified and experienced, send an e-mail before 24 February 2017 with the completed application form (downloadable from the website) to this address: sarah.irving@oae.co.uk. In addition, two references should be sent directly from the referees to OAE. Some applicants may be asked to submit a video recording of themselves as a preliminary measure prior to the audition selection process.

London based OAE is also Associate Orchestra at the Glyndebourne Opera Festival; it produces about 100 concerts per year. It is a self-governing orchestra and all members are expected to take an active part in the governance and promotion of the orchestra. In June 2016 the OAE has celebrated the end of its 30th season.

Royal Ballet auditions for one pianist

Royal Opera House announces selection process for one dance accompanist

Royal Opera House – located in the historical Covent Garden Theatre – intends to appoint one pianist for the musical staff ot Royal Ballet for the current season. The main responsibilities stated in the official announcement are:

  • Play for classes and rehearsals as scheduled for the Royal Ballet and the
    Learning and Participation department
  • Play for occasional auditions for the work of the Royal Ballet (dancers and
    singers)
  • Mark, correct and maintain piano rehearsal scores
  • Assist conductors as required at stage rehearsals
  • Conduct stage bands as requested
  • In collaboration with the teacher, to provide musical energy and inspiration in
    ballet class
  • Be sufficiently prepared to play rehearsals to the highest possible standard
  • Respond in a positive way to direction or feedback as required
  • Play for performances, including solo and concerto work, to the highest
    possible standard as and when required by the schedule
  • Be able to undertake domestic and overseas touring with the Company as
    required
  • Maintain the highest standards of attendance, reliability, teamwork and
    professionalism in all aspects of the work

Auditions will be held from the week of 10 October 2016. The application must be submitted before 29 September 2016 following the online procedure in the webpage recruitment.roh.org.uk.

For more info: tel. +44 (0) 207 212 9303 – e-mail hr.recruitment@roh.org.uk

 

Auditions at the Orchestra of The Age of Enlightenment

The ensemble, specialized in the Baroque, Classical and Romantic repertoire, will select 5 section violins

The Orchestra of The Age of Enlightenment (OAE) has announced a selection process, by audition and/or trial, in order to cover five Section Violin vacancies. These positions will cover the OAE’s core Baroque and Classical repertoire but may also include Romantic repertoire according to the candidate’s experience and interests. Experience in historically informed performance is essential. The OAE operates rotating section seating so applicants should expect to play in both the first and second violin sections.

The selection process announced on the OAE website requires that applicants, who must be highly qualified and experienced, send an e-mail before 29 June 2016 with the completed application form (downloadable from the website) to this address: sarah.irving@oae.co.uk. In addition, two references should be sent directly from the referees to OAE. Some applicants may be asked to submit a video recording of themselves as a preliminary measure prior to the audition selection process.

Successful applicants will be invited to audition and/or trial. Auditions will take place on Monday 25 July and Monday 12 September 2016. The pitch for the audition will be A=415 and the accompanying keyboard will be a harpsichord. The program for the first round of the audition (screened) includes one movement from J.S. Bach Partita in E major and the first movement (without cadenza) from any violin concerto by Mozart. The program of the second round (without screen) includes orchestral passages (some to be played with OAE panel members) from compositions by Monteverdi, Couperin, Händel, Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven as well as the Sonata n. 1 by Purcell in B minor (from the 10 sonatas in four parts – second violin part).

London based OAE is also Associate Orchestra at the Glyndebourne Opera Festival; it produces about 100 concerts per year. It is a self-governing orchestra and all members are expected to take an active part in the governance and promotion of the orchestra.

Theresia Youth Baroque Orchestra announces auditions

The ensemble will select young players of historical instruments

Based in Rovereto (Northern Italy), Theresia Youth Baroque Orchestra (TYBO) has announced its 2016 workshop-audition to be held from 4 to 7 May at Fondazione Cini di Venezia, with the aim to select young musicians who will take part in training sessions and paid performance organized by TYBO in the 2016-2019 period. The workshop-audition will focus on classical chamber and orchestra music and will be taught by the three principal TYBO conductors: Claudio Astronio, Chiara Banchini and Alfredo Bernardini.

Players, born after 1st January 1988, of the following classical instruments (at A-430) may apply: Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Flute, Oboe, Horn, Bassoon, Clarinet, Trumpet. Applications must be sent in before 31 March 2016 following the directions in the official announcement.

Info: Ph. (+39) 348 2202 808 – 338 696 4970
e-mail: 
contact@theresia-project.eu
Webpage: theresiaproject.wordpress.com

European Union Baroque Orchestra announces its 2016 audition courses

An opportunity for young players of historical instruments

Since its onset during the 1985 European Music Year, the European Union Baroque Orchestra (EUBO) has provided young musicians with a unique opportunity to train through intensive rehearsal periods and concert tours with an orchestra specialized in the baroque repertory. Continuing this tradition, EUBO has announced its European co-operation project EUBO Mobile Baroque Academy (EMBA), co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

For the year 2016 the project will start with two residential audition-courses – each one lasting four days and located in Echternach (Luxembourg) – the first one from April 5 to 8, the second from April 8 to 11. In order to be admitted, it’s possible to apply from 18 January  to 18 March 2016 using the application kit that can be obtained by writing to Communications Manager Noora Heiskanen at info@eubo.eu. Applicants – players of violins, violas, cellos, double basses, oboes, bassoons or harpsichords on a baroque instrument tuned at A=415Hz – must be EU nationals over 18 years of age and born after 1 January 1986.

The faculty members are:

Course Director Lars Ulrik Mortensen
Chamber Music Margaret Faultless
Violin Sirkka-Liisa Kaakinen-Pilch
other name to be announced
Viola Torbjörn Köhl
Cello Alison McGillivray
Double Bass Margaret Urquhart
Oboe Alfredo Bernardini
Bassoon Alberto Grazzi
Harpsichord Marieke Spaans
Keyboard Technician Simon Neal

At the end of the courses, some of the participants will be selected for EMBO 2016 and will take part in concert tours and other activities from July 2016 to March 2017, under the direction of distinguished conductors such as Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Margaret Faultless and Alfredo Bernardini.

Info: info@eubo.eu – tel. +44 1993 812111

 

 

Selections at the Academy of Ancient Music

The ensemble, specialized in Baroque and Classical repertory, has announced auditions for instrumentalists and singers

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Founded by da Christopher Hogwood in 1973, the Academy of Ancient Music is one of the most prestigious ensembles specialized in performance with historical instruments at the international level. This is the announcement recently published on the Vacancies page of their website:

Auditions

The AAM will be holding auditions and an ensemble workshop with AAM Principals on 14 – 16 March 2016.  Please send in your CV to info@aam.co.uk by 9am on Monday 1 February 2016 in order to be considered.  Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by Friday 19 February 2016 with their audition time slot and details of what should be prepared in advance of the ensemble workshop.

We welcome applications from instrumentalists and singers.

Contacts:
Academy of Ancient Music
11b King’s Parade – Cambridge CB2 1SJ – United Kingdom
Phone: 44 (0)1223 301509 – fax 44 (0)1223 323202
E-mail: info@aam.co.uk