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.
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)
Mozart concerto (see below)
Orchestral excerpts (see below)
Romantic concerto (see below)
Mozart, Concerto 3 or 4 or 5, 1st mvt with cadenza (choose one concerto)
Romantic Concerto, 1st mvt, choose from
Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Sibelius, Mendelssohn Em, Beethoven
Beethoven, Sym. 3, Scherzo, 1st page
Mozart, Sym. 39, Finale, beginning
Brahms, 1st Piano Concerto, Finale, Fugato
Mahler, Sym. 9, 1st mvt
Bartok, Concerto for orchestra, Finale, Fugato
Brahms, Sym. 1, Finale, 22-28
Strauss, Heldenleben, 1 before 7-10
Beethoven, Sym. 6, 2 mvt, bar 21-28
Mendelssohn, Sommernachtstraum, Scherzo, beginning - bar 99