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The position of 1st Flute

Czech Philharmonic announces audition for 1st Flute (with trial period from 1 January 2019)

Set audition repertoire

1st round (anonymous):

a) Blodek: Concerto in D major for flute

b) orchestral excerpts:

  • B. Smetana: Bartered Bride
  • P. I. Tchaikovsky: Concerto for piano No. 1
  • S. Prokofiev: Symphonie classique
  • L. v. Beethoven: Leonora III. - ouverture
  • C. Debussy: Afternoon of Faun
  • R. Strauss: Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche
  • A. Dvořák: Slavonic Dance No. 14
  • C. Saint-Saëns: Le Carnaval des Animaux

2nd round (non-anonymous):

c) A. Mozart: Concerto for flute in G major K 313 incl. cadenza

d) orchestral excerpts:

  • F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Scherzo)
  • M. Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé (2nd suite)
  • D. Shostakovich Symphony No. 10
  • J. Brahms: Symphony No. 4
  • I. Stravinsky: L'Oiseau de feu
  • A. Dvořák: Concerto for Violoncello
  • A. Dvořák: Symphony No. 8

 e) pieces for sight playing will be announced on spot.

Performance of orchestral parts will be a part of the audition.
The applicants will receive them together with an invitation letter.
Excerpts are to be played in the above shown order.

Audition date: September 24 & 25, 2018

Please, send your completed application form, available for download below to audition(zavinac)czechphilharmonic.cz

Applications closing date: July 15, 2018

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Position 3rd Horn / Associate 1st Horn

Czech Philharmonic announces audition for the Position 3rd Horn / Associate 1st Horn (with trial period from 1 January 2019)

Set audition repertoire

1st round (anonymous):

  • W. A. Mozart: Concerto No. 2 E flat major, KV 417 (1st movement)
  • R. Strauss: Concerto No. 1 E flat major, Op. 11 (1st movement)

& orchestral excerpts:

  • G. Mahler: Symphony No. 3 (1st movement) – 3rd horn
  • B. Smetana: Blaník – 1st horn

2nd round (non-anonymous):

  • any horn concerto / solo composition for horn

& orchestral excerpts:

  • R. Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel, Op. 28 (3rd horn)
  • A. Dvořák: Symphony No. 7, Op. 70 (3rd Horn)
  • A. Dvořák: Symphony No. 9, Op. 95 (3rd Horn)
  • G. Mahler: Symphony Nos. 1, 5, 7 (3rd Horn)
  • J. Brahms: Symphony No. 1, Op. 68 (3rd Horn)
  • J. Brahms: Symphony Nr. 4, Op. 98 (3rd Horn)
  • A. Dvořák: Symphony No. 6, Op. 60 (1st Horn)
  • A. Dvořák: Symphony No. 7, Op. 70 (1st Horn)
  • A. Dvořák: Symphony No. 9, Op. 95 (1st Horn)
  • A. Dvořák: Cello Concerto, Op. 104 (1st Horn)
  • G. Mahler: Symphony No. 3, 5, 7, 9 (1st Horn)
  • M. Ravel: Pavane (1st Horn)
  • J. Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 15 (1st movement) – 3rd horn

& sight reading            

Audition date: 3 September 2018

Please, send your completed application form, available for download below to: audition(zavinac)czechphilharmonic.cz

Applications closing date: 10 July 2018

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Principal Double Bass

Czech Philharmonic announces audition for the Principal Double Bass (with trial period from 1 January 2019)

Compulsory pieces:

1st round (anonymous):

a) B. Vaňhal: Concerto (version in D major or version in E major)
– 1st movement with cadenza and 2nd movement

b) orchestra 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. in G minor

2nd round (non-anonymous):

a) pieces

  • S. Koussevitzky: Concerto  1st and 2nd movements
  • F. A. Hoffmeister: Soloquartet No. 4 for double bass, violin, viola and cello, 1st movement (with Czech Philharmonic members) 

b) orchestra excerpts

  • L. van Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (recitativo)
  • G. Mahler: Symphony No. 2
  • H. Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique
  • D. Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5
  • R. Strauss: Ein Heldenleben

c) orchestral solos:

  • L. Janáček: Taras Bulba
  • G. Mahler: Symphony No. 1
  • I. Stravinsky: Pulcinella
  • J. Haydn: Symphony No. 31
  • K. A. Hartmann: solo from Symphony No. 3     

d) sight reading

Orchestral excerpts will be sent together with an invitation after the application closing date.

German bow holding is essential for taking part in the audition. 

Audition date: 11 & 12 September 2018

Please, send your completed application form, available for download below to audition(zavinac)czechphilharmonic.cz

Applications closing date: 10 July 2018

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