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Audition for 1st Concertmaster - Violin

Pre-screening video recording:
Any piece of major violin repertoire, incl. those with piano or orchestral accompaniment, that best represents your abilities.

Required audition repertoire: 

1st round (anonymous)
Choice of one of the following concertos with cadenza:

  • W. A. Mozart: Violin Concerto in A Major KV219
  • W. A. Mozart: Violin Concerto in D Major KV218
  • W. A. Mozart: Violin Concerto in G Major KV216

2nd round (non-anonymous)
a) choice of one of the following violin concertos:

  • L. van Beethoven
  • P. I. Tchaikovsky
  • J. Brahms
  • J. Sibelius
  • A. Dvořák
  • F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: Concerto in E-minor, op. 64
  • S. Prokofiev: Concerto No. 2
  • D. Shostakovich: Concerto No. 1

b) Orchestral solos:

  • J. S. Bach: Matthäus-Passion
  • J. Brahms: Symphony No. 1
  • L. van Beethoven: Missa solemnis
  • A. Dvořák: Symphony No. 8
  • N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov: Sheherezade
  • R. Strauss: Ein Heldenleben
  • R. Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra
  • W. A. Mozart: Haffner Serenade (1st movement)
  • L. Janáček: The Cunning Little Vixen
  • B. Martinů: Symphony No. 6
  • A. Dvořák: Carnival Overture
                           

Application closing date: August 10, 2019

Please, complete the application form and send your structured/itemised CV and photo, copy of diploma and a YouTube link of your recording to audition(zavinac)czechphilharmonic.cz

Audition date: September 25, 2019

Audition for the position of viola tutti player (Trial period from January 1, 2020)

Set audition repertoire:


a) Videorecording: 
K. Stamic:
Concerto for Viola op. 1 - 1st movement
- without piano ouverture; starting 2 bars before viola enters up to bar 147 + candenza
- you may play the piece without a piano accompaniment
- in mp4 or avi formats;
- to be sent per service www.wetransfer.com or www.uschovna.cz

b) for 1st round (anonymous):
K. Stamic: Concerto for Viola op.1, - 1st movement (entire movement with cadenza)
and orchestral excerpts: G. Mahler: Andante from Symphony No. 10 (selected spot)
                                        B. Smetana – Vyšehrad, Blaník

c) for 2nd round: one of following pieces (applicant´s choice)
B. Bartók: Concerto for Viola - 1st movement
B. Martinů: Rhapsody - concerto for viola
W. Walton: Concerto for Viola

and orchestral excerpts:
L. van Beethoven:   Symphony No. 5 - 2nd movement
L. van Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 - 2nd movement
P. I. Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 - 1st movement
D. Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 - 1st movement
B. Smetana: From Bohemia's Woods and Fields
A. Dvořák: Symphony No. 8 - 1st movement
L. Janáček: Sinfonietta - 2nd and 3rd movements
J. Strauss: Don Juan

Orchestral excerpts will be attached to an invitation letter (after the application closing date).

Audition date: September 26 and 27, 2019.

Please, complete the application form and send your structured/itemised CV and photo, copy of diploma and the requested recording (.mp4 or .avi) to audition(zavinac)czechphilharmonic.cz

Applications closing date: August 10, 2019

Audition for the position of double bass tutti player (trial period from January 1, 2020)

Set audition repertoire

a) Videorecording:
J. B. Vanhal: Concerto in D major (or E major version) - 1st and 2nd movement
- in .mp4 or .avi formats;
- to be sent per service www.wetransfer.com or www.uschovna.cz

b) for 1st round (anonymous):
Solo: J. B. Vanhal:  Concerto in D major (or E major version) - 1st and 2nd movements                             

Orchestral excerpts:
A. Dvořák: Symphony No. 8 in G major
B. Smetana: Vyšehrad, Blaník
L. van Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 - Scherzo
W. A. Mozart: Symphony No. 40 in G minor

c) for 2nd round (non anonymous):
Solo: S. Koussevitzky: Concerto in F sharp minor - two contrasting movements

Orchestral excerpts:
L. van Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (recitative)
B. Smetana: Šárka, Tábor
G. Mahler: Symphony No. 2
H. Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique
D. Šostakovič: Symphony No. 5
R. Strauss: Ein Heldenleben

German bow holding is issential for taking part in the audition.Orchestral excerpts will be attached to an invitation letter (after the application closing date).

Audition date: September 24, 2019.

Please, complete the application form and send your structured/itemised CV and photo, copy of diploma and the requested recording (.mp4 or .avi) to audition(zavinac)czechphilharmonic.cz

Applications closing date: August 10, 2019