Brno Philharmonic opens orchestral practice for young musicians

21 January 2020, 2:00
Brno Philharmonic opens orchestral practice for young musicians

The management of the Brno Philharmonic has announced a tender for orchestral practice in several instrument groups. The orchestral academy is prepared for the seasons 2020/2021 and 2021/2022, members of this academy will have the opportunity to perform in subscription chamber concerts of the Brno Philharmonic. The audition will take place in April 2020.

The Brno Philharmonic provides musicians aged 18 to 26 with the opportunity to study the orchestral academy for two years. The offer is valid for these instrument groups: violins, violas, cellos, oboes, flutes, clarinets, bassoons, harps, trumpets, horns, tubas and percussion instruments. The selection procedure for the Academy for the seasons 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 is announced to take place on 9 April 2020 from 9:00 a.m. in the Besední dům, at the seat of the Brno Philharmonic.

Members of the orchestral academy are led by foremost players of the Brno Philharmonic while studying orchestral parts and preparing for rehearsals and concerts. The programme focuses not only on orchestral playing, but also gives members of the academy the opportunity to perform in subscription chamber concerts together with the Brno Philharmonic.

Requirements on candidates:

  1. first movement of a classical concerto (of your choice) – not applicable to percussion players
  2. a solo composition without accompaniment (of your choice, max 10 minutes)
  3. playing of repertoire orchestral parts

The repertoire orchestral parts together with the invitation will be sent out immediately after the deadline to the e-mail address stated in the candidate's application form.

Written applications with a structured curriculum vitae (including basic contact details) and a motivation letter should be sent by 8 March 2020 at the latest to the following address:

Filharmonie Brno, p. o., Komenského nám. 534/8, 602 00 Brno or electronically to the e-mail: akademie@filharmonie-brno.cz. The application form and further information are available for download at the website www.filharmonie-brno.cz. Please indicate in the application form whether you will require a répétiteur. The contact person for any questions concerning the organization is Radek Tomášek (tel. +420 724 689 288).

Hall of the Besední dům / photo from archive of  Brno Philharmonic

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