Principal Bassoon 75% (1) – Permanent

  • Vacancy Data

  • Institution
    Belgian National Orchestra
  • Full description
    Principal Bassoon 75% (1) – Permanent
  • Number of positions
  • Type
  • Duration / Start
    By arrangement
  • Application deadline
  • Additional notes

    Principal Bassoon First Soloist

    The laureate who takes up the position is offered a fixed-term contract of maximum 12 months. After this time and in case of positive evaluation a renewal of the contract (limited or unlimited) can be proposed.

    The instrument played during the auditions should be the same as the one played with the orchestra. 

    Sufficient knowledge (both active and passive) of English is required in order to be able to function properly in the position applied for. Knowledge or willingness to acquire basic understanding of French or Dutch.

  • Event
    • Audition – February 18, 2020 • 09:30
      National Orchestra Belgium
      Galerie Ravenstein 51
      1000 Brussels (Belgium)
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  • Event notes

    The Belgian National Orchestra does not reimburse any expenses - neither travel costs nor hotel expenses.

    Address: Galerie Ravenstein 51, 1000 Brussels (150m from "Brussels Central Station", entrance halfway up the left stairs at the end of the gallery)

  • Mandatory pieces

    1st Round

    Mozart, Concerto in B KV 191, mvt 1 & 2 with cadenza

    2nd Round

    Orchestral excerpts (see below)

    3rd Round

    Optional pieces (see below)

    Pitch: 442

  • Optional pieces

    3rd Round

    C. M. Von Weber, Concerto in F, opus 75, complete


    C. Saint-Saëns, Sonate opus 168

  • Orchestral excerpts

    2nd Round

    J. S. Bach, Suite in C BWV 1066, Ouverture

    W. A. Mozart, Nozze di Figaro, Ouverture

    L. v. Beethoven, Sym. 4, Finale

    P. I. Tchaikovsky, Sym. 4, mvt 1 & 2

    P. I. Tchaikovsky, Sym. 6, mvt 1 & 4

    J. Brahms, Sym. 3, mvt 1 & 3

    N. Rimsy-Korsakov, Sheherazade, Andantino

    M. Ravel, Bolero + Alborada + Pianoconcerto in G, mvt 1 & 3

    D. Shostakovitch, Sym. 9, mvt 4 & 5

    I. Stravinsky, Sacre, Introduction + Pulcinella, Toccata & Gavotte, var. 2

    S. Barber, Violin Concerto, mvt 3

    UPDATE 03/02/20

    + Stravinsky, Gavotte (confer score sent by message)

  • Discography