Vacancies

Violin (26) – Youth orchestra

  • Vacancy Data

  • Institution
    Concertgebouworkest Young
  • Full description
    Violin (26) – Youth orchestra
  • Number of positions
    26
  • Type
    Youth orchestra
  • Duration / Start
    August 9, 2023 - August 26, 2023
  • Application deadline
    February 5, 2023
  • Additional notes

    Young 2023 is looking for violins!

    Guidelines


    General Guidelines

    • You must be between 14-17 years old. This means that your birthday must be between August 26, 2005, and August 9, 2009, without exception.
    • The summer camp takes place from August 9-August 26, 2023, (traveling days 9 and 26 August)
    • Residency will be in Akoesticum (Ede) The Netherlands
    • Free of tuition
    • Each young musician should be recommended by two different nominators who are for example music teachers, or directors of a local youth orchestra, school band or ensemble

    Audition elements

    • 5 video's (introduction, solo piece, excerpts, scales, essay)
    • 1 personal letter
    • 2 reference letters

    Application Timeline

    • November 7, 2022: Application officially opens
    • February 5, 2023: Application deadline
    • March/April 2023: Applicants notified of status via email; audition feedback provided shortly thereafter
  • Orchestral excerpts

    Mussorgksy:

    Movement III ‘Tuilerien’

    Movement VI ‘Samuel Goldenberg unf Schmuyle’: cypher 56-58

    Movement VI ‘Limoges – Le Marché’ cypher 63-66

     

    Tchaikovsky:

    10 bars before D (Allegro Giusto) until 4 bars after F

    1 bar before O until 4 bars after P

    1 bar before Q until R

  • Question
    Answer on application

    First + last name parent/guardian 1

  • Question
    Answer on application

    Email parent/guardian 1

  • Question
    Answer on application

    Phone number parent/guardian 1

  • Question
    Answer on application

    First + last name parent/guardian 2

  • Question
    Answer on application

    Email parent/guardian 2

  • Question
    Answer on application

    Phone number parent/guardian 2

  • Multiple Choice
    Answer on application

    Were you a Young member in one of the previous editions?

    • No
    • Yes, 2021
    • Yes, 2022
  • Personal letter

    Describe your background, musical experience and education.

    • Where do you come from? Where do you live? Describe your family, your school and your musical and other hobbies.
    • How long have you had lessons? With whom have you studied? Have you won any prizes? Do you have experience playing in an orchestra?

    Notice: This essay should be preferably written in English. If that is too difficult, please write it in your own language.

  • Prerequisites
    • Maximum age on August 10, 2023: 17
    • Minimum age on August 10, 2023: 14
  • Required document(s)
    • Reference letter: Please upload two reference letters: one from someone nominating you for the programme and one from a reference.

      Both letters must contain the confidential recommendations of your nominator/referece about both your personal and musical qualities. So important questions that need to be answered are:

      1. What is the musical motivation to make the recommendation?
      2. To what does the nomination contribute to the other objectives of Young with regard to diversity, ambassadorship and hidden talent?
  • Video

    Video(s) are required (details below). No live audition.

    Audition Videos

    All applicants to Concertgebouworkest Young are required to record a series of videos that include the content outlined below. Each performance segment must be recorded in one take with no editing (though it is permitted to select the best out of several takes). All videos must be recorded within eight months of the application deadline. Professional equipment and/or studio space is not necessary for a successful application to Concertgebouworkest Young. With proper attention to a few details, the applicant's music playing can be successfully conveyed using readily available consumer electronics, like iPhones or other smartphones. Please refer to our Video Guidelines (https://www.concertgebouworkest.nl/en/young/join) for additional information and suggestions for effectively recording the audition.

     

    Required Video Segments

    1. Introduction: Before performing your solo selection, please include a spoken introduction in which you state your name, instrument, hometown, and title of the solo work you have chosen.

    2. Solo Piece: The solo piece is preferably the exposition of a classical solo concerto, but can be any work of your choice, or a movement/section of a longer work, provided that it is approximately three minutes in duration. If the piece is longer than three minutes, you may record an excerpt or submit an unedited three-minute section from a longer recording. You may also use a recent solo recording if it meets the Concertgebouworkest Young audition requirements, but please record and upload the spoken introduction separately. A work with piano accompaniment (except if you are applying on percussion) is strongly preferred.

    3. Excerpts: Each instrument has to play all required orchestral excerpts.

    4. Scales: Please play one major and one minor (harmonic or melodic) scale in any key of your choice with up to four sharps/flats from memory at a comfortable tempo. Each scale should be played twice, once slurred and once separated, using an articulation or bowing of your choice. Violin, viola, and cello applicants should play two or three octaves; bass, wind, and brass applicants should play one or two octaves.

    5. Video Essay: Please record an answer to the following questions:

    • Young aims to select young talents who could use some extra support in their musical career. In what way does this (or does it not) apply to your situation?
    • Young aims to represent the diversity within European countries. In what way could you help us reach this goal?
    • Young invites the Young-alumni to become ambassadors for the programme and for classical music in their communities or home countries. What would make you a good ambassador?

    Please notice: this video essay should preferably be spoken in English. If that is too difficult, please record it in your own language.