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.

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.

New opening at the Orchestra of The Age of Enlightenment

The ensemble invites application for the position of Co-Principal Cello

Click on the picture to watch the OAE’s New Year’s concert trailer

London based Orchestra of The Age of Enlightenment (OAE), mainly devoted to late Baroque, Classical and Romantic repertory, has announced a selection process, by audition and trial, for the post of Co-Principal Cello. Experience in historically informed performance is essential. The official announcement is available at this link.

The pitch OAE plays at is A=415 for the  Baroque repertory and A=430 for the Classical one. OAE, now in its 30th season, produces about 100 concerts per year. Some of its principal positions are shared, which can allow principal players to specialise in but not necessarily confine themselves to different areas of repertoire.  Co-Principal players are expected to divide the scheduled work between them, so that the majority of projects are covered.

Highly qualified and experienced candidates should e-mail a covering letter and CV to:

Sarah Irving, sarah.irving@oae.co.uk
Deadline for applications: 25 January 2016

 

An orchestra audition with obligation to play historical instruments

Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra will select a co-principal Trombone with obligation to play Alto Trombone and historical Trombones

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Tampere Hall Congress and Concert Centre

It doesn’t happen often that a symphony orchestra plans to have among its members performers specialised in historical isntruments. Therefore the news that the Philharmonic Orchestra of  Tampere (Finland)  has added this requirement in the audition official announcement are an important positive sign, that hopefully will be taken as an example by other European orchestras. In our auditions page we’ll try to report with particular attention about this kind of job offerings.

Audizione in orchestra con obbligo di strumenti storici

La Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra cerca un Altro Primo Trombone con obbligo di Trombone Contralto e di Tromboni storici

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Tampere Hall Congress and Concert Centre – La moderna sede dei concerti dell’Orchestra

Non capita spesso che un’orchestra sinfonica si ponga l’esigenza di avere fra i suoi membri degli specialisti nella prassi esecutiva antica. Il fatto che l’Orchestra filarmonica di Tampere (Finlandia) abbia inserito questo requisito nel bando di audizione è quindi un segnale positivo importante, che si spera sia presto preso ad esempio da altre orchestre europee. Nella nostra pagina specializzata in audizioni cercheremo di segnalare con particolare attenzione questo tipo di offerte di lavoro.

Concerto Italiano auditions in order to select Baroque violinists

Here is the information sent us by Maestro Rinaldo Alessandrini about the audition:

The audition will be held on March 20th 2012 at Scuola Arvalia (Via Greve, 63 –  Roma, Italy). You can reach the school by urban train;  the stop Villa Bonelli is at 5 minutes walking distance. Google Maps may be helpful.
The schedule will be from 3.00 to 9.00 PM. Each participant will receive by mail an individual schedule.
Performance shall be with historical mounting, tuning at 415 Hz.
Candidates shall perform two movements (one slow and one fast) from a sonata with continuo of their choice. Bring a copy of the chosen excerpts.
A first-sight reading test of an orchestral piece will also be required.

In order to be invited to the audition send an e-mail to: rinaldo.alessandrini@tiscali.it