Young 2023 is looking for timpani and percussion!
Timpani and/or percussion
You are welcome to audition for timpani or percussion alone, but you can also audtion for both. If you want to audition for both, please upload a video of all the excerpts in this vaceny.
Symphony No. 9: Movement I, bar 17-86; bar 513-end
Timpani solo piece
Knauer – Etude, For Snare Drum
Shostakovich – The Bolt, For Xylophone
Tchaikovsky - for cymbals
A long roll on snare drum, starting from pp, crescendo to ff, diminuendo + morendo
First + last name parent/guardian 1
Email parent/guardian 1
Phone number parent/guardian 1
First + last name parent/guardian 2
Email parent/guardian 2
Phone number parent/guardian 2
Were you a Young member in one of the previous editions?
Describe your background, musical experience and education.
Notice: This essay should be preferably written in English. If that is too difficult, please write it in your own language.
Video(s) are required (details below). No live audition.
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.
If you wish to audition for timpani, please upload a video of the timpani excerpts. If you wish to audition for percussion, please uplaod a video of the percussion excerpts. If you wish to audition for both, please upload a video of all the excerpts.
4. Video Essay: Please record an answer to the following questions:
Please notice: this video essay should preferably be spoken in English. If that is too difficult, please record it in your own language.