Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra Auditions

SF Vyber sláčikových nástrojov © Photo A. Trizuljak_6

CEO of the Slovak Philharmonic announces auditions

for the following positions

– tutti player in the group of violin,
– viola assistant concertmaster

Base salary € 950-1 160 (Due to Contestant Professional Experience)


Auditions will be held at the Slovak Philharmonic Concert Hall, Medená 3, 816 01 Bratislava.

on September 24th, 2019 (Tuesday) at 2:30 PM for the position tutti player in the group of violin
on September 25th, 2019 (Wednesday) at 2:30 PM for the position viola assistant concertmaster

Required musical education: University degree in the relevant field

Detailed conditions of the auditions are published on the website of the Slovak Philharmonic: www.filharmonia.sk.
The orchestral extracts to be prepared for the Slovak Philharmonic auditions, see below.

Please send your applications along with an artistic CV until September 10th, 2019 at the address:

Slovenská filharmónia
Medená 3
816 01 Bratislava
Slovakia
or by electronic mail to: alexandra.snadikova@filharmonia.sk 

The Slovak Philharmonic will provide candidates with an accompanist (piano tuning 442); candidates can also arrange an own piano accompaniment at their own expense.

prof. Marian Lapšanský
CEO of the Slovak Philharmonic


Audition conditions for the position
– tutti player in the group of violin of the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra

First round:

a) W. A. Mozart: Violin Concerto – Movement 1. including cadence

– Concerto in D Major, KV 218
or
– Concerto in A Major, KV 219

b)

L. van Beethoven – Concerto in D Major, Op. 61 – Mov. 1. including cadence
(Joachim, repectively D. Oistrach)
or
Violin Concerto from the period of romanticism – Mov. 1. including cadence
or
one selected Violin concerto by S. Prokofiev – Mov. 1.

c) J. S. Bach

one movement from Solo Sonatas and Partitas

Second round:

1. R. Strauss

Don Juan, symphonic poem Op. 20 – Page 1

2. W. A. Mozart

Symphony No. 39
– Movement 4 – from start to bar 42; from bar 105 to the end

3. B. Smetana

Vltava – No. 29 – 3 bars after No. 33

4. B. Smetana

Šárka – Page 1

5. P. I. Tchaikovsky

Violin Concerto in D Major – Movement 3 – bars 540-564

6. B. Bartók

Concerto for Orchestra – Movement 1 – bars 51-135

7. S. Prokofiev

Romeo and Juliet – Tybalt’s death – bars 70 – 78

8. R. Schumann

Symphony No. 2 – Movement 2. – Scherzo

9. J. Brahms

Symphony No. 1
– Movement 1 – bars 41-70; 78-105
– Movement 4 – bars 92-132

10. J. Brahms

Symphony No. 4
– Movement 3 – from start to letter B, bars 199-237
– Movement 4 – from letter B to D

The Slovak Philharmonic will provide candidates with an accompanist (piano tuning 442); candidates can also arrange an own piano accompaniment at their own expense.
Click on the link for your instrument to download a orchestral extracts copy package.


Audition conditions for the position
– viola assistant concertmaster of the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra

Mandatory piece:     Mov. I. and II. including cadence selected from one of following concerto:

K. Stamic

Viola Concerto in D major

or

F. A. Hoffmeister

Viola Concerto in D major

 1. movement from:

B. Bartók: Viola Concerto
W. Walton: Viola Concerto
P. Hindemith: Schwannendreher for viola and orchestra

 Selected orchestra excerpts:

L. van Beethoven

 Symphony No. 5 in C minor – Mov. 2.

 F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Scherzo

J. Brahms

Variations on a Theme by Haydn – variations No. 4., 7. and 8.

 P. I. Tchaikovsky

Symphony No. 6 in B minor – Mov. 1.

 G. Mahler

Symphony No. 10 – Mov. 1.

W. A. Mozart

Le nozze di Figaro Overture

 B. Smetana

The Bartered Bride Overture

 R. Strauss

Don Juan

 A. Adam

Giselle

The Slovak Philharmonic will provide candidates with an accompanist (piano tuning 442); candidates can also arrange an own piano accompaniment at their own expense.                     
Click on the link for your instrument to download a orchestral extracts copy package.