Audition Programs

ORCHESTRA POSITIONS (27)

  • First Violin (Principal) – Konzertmeister
  • First of the Second Violins
  • No. 4 First Violins
  • No. 3 Second Violins
  • First Viola (Principal)
  • Viola – Concertino
  • Section Viola
  • First Cello (Principal)
  • Cello – Concertino
  • Section Cello
  • First Double Bass (Principal)
  • Double Bass
  • First Flute (Principal)
  • Second Flute with obligatory Piccolo
  • First Oboe (Principal)
  • Second Oboe with obligatory English Horn
  • First Clarinet (Principal)
  • Second Clarinet
  • First Bassoon (Principal)
  • Second Bassoon
  • First Horn (Principal)
  • Second Horn

AUDITION PROGRAMS

 

FIRST VIOLIN (PRINCIPAL) – KONZERTMEISTER

1. A Concert for violin and orchestra chosen by the candidate between:

  • W.A.Mozart: Concerto No. 3 in G Major KV 216 for violin and orchestra – 1st movement
  • W.A.Mozart: Concerto No. 4 in D major KV 218  for violin and orchestra – 1st movement
  • W.A.Mozart: Concerto No. 5 in A major KV 219 for violin and orchestra – 1st movement

2. J.S.Bach:  One Adagio-Fuga or Grave-Fuga or Ciaccona taken from `Sonate and Partite for violin alone´chosen by the candidate

3. N.Paganini: One `Capriccio´ chosen from the candidate between the `24 Capricci´ for solo violin op.1

4. Orchestra and Solo excerpts required:

  • J.Brahms: Symphony No.1 in C minor – 2nd movement (measures  90 – 128)
  • I.Stravinsky: `Pulcinella´- Suite for orchestra – Scherzino
  • (from`Piu´vivo´to `Meno mosso´)
  • E.Grieg: `Holberg Suite´for string orchestra – Rigaudon (Solo – from `Allegro con brio` to `Poco meno mosso´)
  • G.Verdi: `I Vespri Siciliani´– Ouverture (measures 70 – 114)
  • G.Rossini: `William Tell´ – Ouverture – Allegro Vivace (measures 18 – 119)

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First Violin (Principal, Konzertmeister)

 

FIRST OF SECOND VIOLINS

1. A Concert for violin and orchestra chosen by the candidate between:

  • W.A.Mozart: Concerto No. 3 in G Major KV 216 for violin and orchestra – 1st movement
  • W.A.Mozart: Concerto No. 4 in D major KV 218 for violin and orchestra – 1st movement
  • W.A.Mozart: Concerto No. 5 in A major KV. 219 for violin and orchestra – 1st movement

2. J.S.Bach: One movement chosen by the candidate taken from `Sonate and Partite´ for violin alone

3. Orchestra excerpts required:

  • L.v.Beethoven: Symphony No.1 in C minor op. 68 – 2nd movement (measures 1 – 26)
  • W.A.Mozart: Symphony No.41 in C major KV 551 – 4th movement (measures 1 – 102)
  • F.B.Mendelssohn: Symphony No.4 in A major `Italiana´– 3rd movement (measures 1-57)
  • F.B.Mendelssohn: Symphony No.4  in A major `Italiana´– 4th movement (measures 14-52)
  • A.Bruckner: Symphony No.9 in D minor WAB 109 – 3rd movement (measures 57-64)

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First of the Second Violins

 

SECTION VIOLINS / CONCERTINO

1. A Concerto for violin and orchestra chosen from the candidate between:

  • W.A.Mozart: Concerto No. 3 in G major KV 216 for violin and orchestra – 1st movement
  • W.A.Mozart: Concerto No. 4 in D major KV 218 for violin and orchestra – 1st movement
  • W.A.Mozart: Concerto No. 5 in A major KV. 219 for violin and orchestra – 1st movement

2. J.S.Bach: One movement chosen by the candidate taken from `Sonate and Partite´ for violin alone

3. Orchestra excerpts required:

  • W.A.Mozart: Symphony No.39 in E flat major KV 543  – 4th movement (measures 1- 78)
  • W.A.Mozart: Symphony No.40 KV 550 in G minor KV 550 – 1st movement
  • (measures 1 – 20)
  • J.Brahms: Symphony No.1 in C minor op.68 – 2nd movement (measures 1- 38)
  • G.Verdi: `La Traviata´ – Preludio (measures 1 – 28 – upper score)
  • G.Rossini: `Il Barbiere di Siviglia´– Symphony – Allegro con brio (measures 15 – 67)

Section Violins and Concertino

 

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FIRST VIOLA (PRINCIPAL)

1. A Concerto for viola and orchestra chosen from the candidate between:

  • B. Bartok: Concerto for viola and orchestra (Serly) – 1st movement
  • W. Walton: Concerto for viola and orchestra – 1st movement
  • P. Hindemith: `Der Schwanendreher ´- 1st movement

2. M. Reger: Suite No. 1 Op. 131 for viola alone – 1st movement

3. Orchestra excerpts and `a solo´required:

  • C. M. von Weber: `Der Freischutz´
  • G. Puccini: `Manon Lescaut – Intermezzo
  • F. B. Mendelssohn: `A Midsummer Night’s Dream´op.61 – Scherzo
  • L. van Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor op.67 – Andante con moto
  • B. Smetana: `The bartered bride´- Ouverture

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First Viola (Principal)

 

SECTION VIOLA / CONCERTINO

1. A Concerto for viola and orchestra chosen by the candidate between:

  • K.Stamitz: Concerto No. 1 in D major – 1st movement without cadenza
  • F.A.Hoffmeister: Concerto in in D major – 1st movement without cadenza

2. J.S.Bach: Preludio from Suite n. 2 in D minor BWV 1008 for viola alone

3. Orchestra excerpts required:

  • G. Rossini: `La gazza ladra´- Ouverture
  • W.A.Mozart: `The marriage of Figaro´- Ouverture
  • F. B. Mendelssohn: `A Midsummer Night’s Dream´op.61 – Scherzo
  • L. van Beethoven: Symphony No.5 in C major op.67 – Andante con moto
  • B. Smetana: `The bartered bride´ – Ouverture

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Section Viola – Concertino

 

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FIRST CELLO

1. A Concerto for cello and orchestra chosen by the candidate between:

  • Antonín Leopold Dvořák: Concerto in B minor for cello and orchestra op. 104 – 1st movement
  • J. Haydn: Concerto No. 2 in D major for cello and orchestra – 1st movement without cadenza

2. One Preludio, Sarabanda and Giga chosen by the candidate from the `Six Suites for cello alone´by Johann Sebastian Bach

3. Orchestra excerpts required:

  • F. B. Mendellsohn: Symphony No. 4 op. 90 in A major – 1st movement (from the beginning to measure 51 ) and 4th movement (measures 34 -53 / 166 -179 / 221-239)
  • F. B. Mendelssohn: `A Midsummer Night’s Dream´ op.61 – Scherzo
  • G. Rossini: `William Tell´ – Ouverture
  • L. van Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor op.67 – 2nd movement
  • G. Verdi: Messa da Requiem – Offertorio (from the beginning to measure 29)

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First Cello

 

SECTION CELLO / CONCERTINO

1. F. Haydn: Concerto No. 1 in C major for cello and orchestra – 1st movement

2. Two movements chosen from the candidate and taken from the`6 Suites for cello solo´ by J.S.Bach

3. Orchestra excerpts required:

  • F. B. Mendellsohn: Symphony No. 4 op. 90 in A major – 1st movement (from the beginning to measure 51 ) and  4th movement (measures 34-53/166-179/ 221-239)
  • F. B. Mendelssohn: `A Midsummer Night’s Dream´op.61 – Scherzo
  • L.v.Beethoven: Simphony No. 7 in A major op. 92 – 2nd movement
  • L.v.Beethoven:  Symphony No. 5 in C minor op.67 – 2nd movement
  • W.A.Mozart: Symphony No. 41 KV 551 in C major – 4th movement

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Section Cello – Concertino

 

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FIRST DOUBLE BASS

1. Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf : Concerto in E major for double bass and orchestra  – 1st movement without cadenza

2. Orchestra excerpts and à solo´required:

  • I. Strawisky: `Pulcinella Suite´- Vivo
  • G. Verdi: `Rigoletto´ – 3rd Act – Andante mosso
  • W.A.Mozart: Ouverture from `The marriage of Figaro´
  • F. Schubert: Symphony No. 8 in B minor D 759 `Unfinished´- Scherzo
  • G. Verdi: `Allegro vivo´- 1st Act – Scene IV  from the opera`La Traviata´

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First Double Bass

 

SECTION DOUBLE BASS

1. Antonio Capuzzi: Concerto for double bass and orchestra in F major – 1st movement without cadenza

2. Orchestra excerpts required:

  • L.v. Beethoven: Symphony No.3 in Eb major op. 55 ´Eroica´- 3rd movement – Scherzo
  • L.v.Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor op. 67 – 3rd movement – Allegro
  • W.A.Mozart: Symphony No. 40 in G minor K.550 – 1st movement
  • W.A.Mozart: Symphony No. 41 in C major `Jupiter´in K.551 – 4th movement
  • G. Verdi: 2nd Act, Scene II from the opera`La Traviata´

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Section Double Bass

 

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FIRST FLUTE (PRINCIPAL)

1. One Concerto for flute and orchestra chosen by the candidate between:

  • W.A.Mozart: Concerto for flute and orchestra in G Major KV.313 – 1st and 2nd movement without cadenzas
  • W.A.Mozart: Concerto for flute and orchestra in D Major KV.314 – 1st and 2nd movement without cadenzas

2. J. Ibert: Piece for flute alone

3. Orchestra excerpts and `a solo´required:

  • F.B.Mendellsohn:`A Midsummer Night’s Dream´op.61 – Scherzo
  • S.S.Prokofiev: `Peter and the wolf´
  • M. Ravel: `Daphnis and Chloe´- Ballet in three parts
  • C.Debussy: Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune (L. 86)
  • C. Saint Saens: Volière (from `Carnival of animals´- Ballet)

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First Flute (Principal)

 

SECOND FLUTE WITH OBLIGATORY PICCOLO

1. One Concerto for flute and orchestra chosen by the candidate between:

  • W.A. Mozart: Concerto for flute and orchestra in G major KV.313 – 1st and second movement without cadenzas
  • W.A.Mozart: Concerto for flute and orchestra in D major KV.314 – 1st and second movement without cadenzas

2. J.S.Bach: Partita in A minor BWV 1013 for flute alone – Courante (2nd movement) and Sarabande (3rd movement)

3. Orchestra excerpts and `a solo´for Flute required:

  • J. Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in E minor op. 98
  • R. Strauss: Symphonia `Domestica´ op. 53
  • G. Rossini: `L´Italiana in Algeri´ – Ouverture

4. Orchestra excerpts and `a solo´for Piccolo required:

  • M. Ravel: Concerto No. 1 in G major for piano and orchestra – 1st movement
  • G. Rossini: `The Silken Ladder´ – Ouverture
  • P.I.Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.4 op. 36 – 3rd movement
  • L. Delibes: `Coppelia´- No. 11 `Musique des automates´

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Second Flute with obligatory Piccolo

 

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FIRST OBOE (PRINCIPAL)

1.  One Concerto for oboe and orchestra chosen by the candidate between:

  • W.A.Mozart: Concerto in D Major KV 314 – 1st and 2nd movement without cadenzas
  • R. Strauss: Concerto in D major for oboe and small orchestra 

2. Orchestra excerpts and `a solo´required:

  • L.v.Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in Eb major `Eroica´- Marcia funebre
  • J. Brahms: Concerto for violin and orchestra – 2nd movement – Adagio
  • G. Rossini: `La scala di seta´ – Ouverture – Andantino – Allegro
  • P.I.Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 in F minor op.36 – Andantino in modo di Canzona
  • M. Ravel: `Le Tombeau de Couperin´ – Prelude

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First Oboe

 

SECOND OBOE WITH OBLIGATORY ENGLISH HORN

1. A Concerto for oboe and orchestra chosen by the candidate between:

  • Franz Joseph Haydn: Concerto in C major for oboe ed orchestra – 1st movement
  • B. Britten: `Narcissus´ – No. 5 op. 49 (from`6 Metamorfosi by Ovidio´)

2. Orchestra excerpts for Oboe required:

  • B. Bartok: `Giuoco delle Coppie´– from`Concerto for Orchestra´ – 2nd movement – Allegretto scherzando
  • J.Brahms: Variations on a theme by Haydn op. 56a – Andante
  • J.Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D major op.73 – 2nd movement – Adagio ma non troppo
  • R.Wagner: `Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg´ – Preludio

3. Orchestra excerpts for English Horn required:

  • A. Dvorak: Symphony No.9 op.95 in E minor´From the new world´– 2nd movement – Largo
  • C. Franck: Symphony in D minor
  • G. Rossini: `William Tell´- Ouverture – Andante

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Second Oboe with obligatory English Horn

 

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FIRST CLARINET 

1. W. A. Mozart: Concert in A major KV 622 for clarinet and orchestra (complete)

2. Orchestra excerpts and `a solo´required:

  • L.v. Beethoven: Symphony No.6 in F major op.68 `Pastorale´
  • Z.Kodály: `Dances of Galánta´
  • P.I.Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.6 in B minor `Patetica´
  • G.Verdi: `Luisa Miller´- Symphony
  • J. Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F major op. 90

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First Clarinet

 

SECOND CLARINET

1. S. Mercadante: Concerto in B flat major op. 101 for clarinet and orchestra (complete)

2. Orchestra excerpts and `a solo´required:

  • J.Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in E minor op. 98
  • L.v.Beethoven: Symphony  No. 9 in D minor op. 125
  • G.Rossini: `Il Barbiere di Siviglia´- `Aria di Figaro´
  • F.B.Mendelssohn: ` A Midsummer Night’s Dream´- Scherzo
  • M. Ravel: `Daphnis et Chloé´

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Second Clarinet

 

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FIRST BASSOON (PRINCIPAL)

1. One Concerto for bassoon and orchestra chosen by the candidate between:

  • W.A.Mozart: Concerto in B flat major for bassoon and orchestra K. 191 (with cadenzas) – 1st and 2nd movement
  • C. M. von Weber: Concerto in F major for bassoon and orchestra Op. 75 – 1st and 2nd movement

2. Orchestra excerpts and `a solo´required:

  • G. Donizetti: `Una furtiva lagrima´from `L’elisir d’amore´
  • G. Rossini: `L’italiana in Algeri´, Symphony
  • W.A.Mozart: `Le nozze di Figaro´- Ouverture
  • G.Verdi: Messa da Requiem
  • M.Ravel: `Bolero´

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First Bassoon

 

SECOND BASSOON

1. A Concerto for bassoon and orchestra chosen by the candidate between:

  • W. A. Mozart: Concerto in Bb major for bassoon and orchestra K. 191 (1st and 2nd movement without cadenzas)
  • A. Vivaldi: Concerto in Bb major for bassoon, strings and harpsychord, `La notte´

2.  Orchestra excerpts and `a solo´required:

  • P.Dukas: `The Sorcerer´s apprentice´
  • G.Verdi: `I Vespri Siciliani´ – Symphony
  • J.Brahms: Concerto for violin and orchestra in D major op. 77
  • B.Bartók: Concerto for orchestra
  • M. Ravel: Concerto in G Major for piano and orchestra

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Second Bassoon

 

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FIRST HORN (PRINCIPAL)

1. W.A.Mozart: Concerto No.4 in Eb major KV 495 – 1st movement with cadenza

2. Orchestra excerpts and `a solo´required:

  • L.v.Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 in F major op. 93 `Unfinished´
  • J.Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D major op. 73
  • P.I.Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor op. 64
  • G.Mahler: Symphony No.7 in E minor
  • R. Strauss: `Till Eulenspiegel´op. 28

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First Horn

 

SECOND HORN

1. W.A.Mozart: Concerto No.3 in Eb major KV  447 – first movement with cadenza

2. Orchestra excerpts and `a solo´required:

  • L.v.Beethoven: Symphony No. 9  in Eb flat op. 125
  • L.v.Beethoven:`Fidelio´- Ouverture
  • L.v.Beethoven:`Fidelio´- Arie (2nd Horn)
  • P.I.Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor op. 64
  • R.Wagner: `Der Ring des Nibelungen´
  • R.Wagner: `Twilight of the Gods´(Götterdämmerung)

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Second Horn

 

 

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