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

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

Theresia Youth Baroque Orchestra will hire 3 classical violins

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Candidates are required to play on a period instrument with tuning A=430

Theresia Youth Baroque Orchestra (TYBO) announces an audition for three classical violin players who will take part in two productions, each one organized as a training period followed by a paid concert, one conducted by Claudio Astronio on 4-10 May 2015, the other conducted by Chiara Banchini on 15-25 August. A maximum of 15 candidates – who must be born after 1 January 1986 – will be admitted, giving precedence to the youngest applicants; a period instrument is expressly required. This is the program of the audition that will take place on 29 January at the Civica Scuola di Musica Claudio Abbado – Fondazione (Via Stilicone, 36, Milano – Italy):

  1. Two movements at choice and contrasting in character from a sonata by a baroque master (A=430 Hz or A=415 Hz at the choice of the candidate)
  2. Two movements at choice and contrasting in character from a sonata by a classical master (A=430 Hz)
  3. W.A. Mozart, Symphony n. 35 in D major K 535 “Haffner”, 1st and 4th movements (A=430 Hz)
  4. Sight reading

The deadline for applications is 24 January 2015.

Info: tel. +39 348 2202 808
e-mail: 
contact@theresia-project.eu
Webpage(in English): theresiaproject.wordpress.com

Academia Montis Regalis auditions for its 22nd Classical & Baroque Orchestra Course

Scholarships will be awarded to study at Mondovì in 2015

Up to 21 october it’s possible to apply for the selections that will take place on 21 and 22 november 2014 at Mondovì (Northern Italy). Candidates must be born after 1st January 1982 and will compete for 13 scholarships offered for the following instruments:

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

Candidates must play on a baroque instrument with gut strings and appropriate bow, tuned at A = 415 Hz. A Continuo accompanist will be supplied by the Academia on request.

The course – held by Olivia Centurioni, Alessandro De Marchi, Ophelie Gaillard,Thibault Noally and Luigi Mangiocavallo  – will take place between March and August 2015, subdivided in five study sessions – each lasting from five to sixteen days – held at monthly intervals with a final concert for each session. Selected candidates will be awarded a gross sum of 2000,00 euros, plus boarding during the study sessions and a contribution towards travel expenses.

The offical notice in Italian and English is available at this link: www.academiamontisregalis.it

Accademia Montis Regalis auditions for its 21st Classical & Baroque Orchestra Course

Scholarships will be awarded to study at Mondovì in 2014

Montis RegalisUp to 21 octtober it’s possible to apply for the selections that will take place on 12 and 13 november 2013 at Mondovì (Northern Italy). Candidates must be born before 1st January 1981 and will compete for 13 scholarships offered for the following instruments:

  • 8 violins
  • 2 violas da braccio
  • 2 cellos
  • 1 double bass

Candidates must bring a baroque instrument with gut strings and appropriate bow, tuned at A = 415 Hz. A Continuo accompanist will be supplied by the Accademia on request.

The course – held by Olivia Centurioni and Alessandro De Marchi – will take place between March and August 2014 and will be subdivided in five study sessions – each lasting from five to sixteen days – held at monthly intervals, with a final concert for each session. Successful candidates will be awarded a gross sum of 2000.00 euros, plus boarding during the study sessions and a contribution towards travel expenses.

The offical notice in Italian and English is available at this link: www.academiamontisregalis.it

Flick & Flock: a short clip from last Wednesday’s concert

The Classical Instruments Ensemble of Il Teatro della Memoria has performed music from the most famous Italian 19th century ballets

On 5 december the magnificent Salone Borromini at Biblioteca Vallicelliana in Rome hosted the celebration of dance scholar José Sasportes on the occasion of his 75th birthday. The event, organized by AIRDanza (Associazione Italiana per la Ricerca sulla Danza), featured the ensemble with classical instruments of Il Teatro della Memoria  Giancarlo Ceccacci (violin), Federico Marincola(Schrammelgitarre), Angela Paletta (oboe), Andrea Toschi (bassoon and orchestration) – in the instrumental concert Les Fleurs animées. Pagine musicali dai balletti italiani dell’Ottocento. The program included music by some of the most widely known composers of music for Italian 19th century ballets  – Cesare Pugni, Paolo Giorza, Peter Ludwig Hertel and Costantino Dall’Argine –performed on replicas of classical period instruments.

In the video, a short music clip: the second figure of Flick and Flock’s Quadrille. The italian version of the ballet was staged by the  coreographer Paolo Taglioni to music by Peter Ludwig Hertel at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan during the Carnival season 1862 and obtained a resounding success throughout Italy (see the post by Rita Zambon The Charge of the Galloping Bersaglieras)

Photos by Paola Torrani

Click here for the program of the event