• Vacancy Data

  • Institution
    Danish National Symphony Orchestra / DR
  • Full description
    Principal Viola (1) – Permanent
  • Number of positions
    1
  • Type
    Permanent
  • Job share
    100%
  • Duration / Start
    By arrangement
  • Application deadline
    August 8, 2022
  • Additional notes

    The Danish National Symphony Orchestra invites applications to audition for:

    Principal viola, with obligation to 2nd chair

    The position is one of two equal section-leaders, both with the obligation to play second solo/ associate principal to each other 50% of the time.

    The applicant will join our viola section as one of 2 equal sections-leaders working closely together, for a total of 13 musicians in the group. The obligation to play second means that the 2 equal section leaders will take turns to play second to each other (50/50) through the season.

    We are looking for a viola player with the highest musical and technical capabilities. A musician who has the leaders refined ability to be a part of the section's sound and musicality both within the group, as well as in the orchestra.

    The audition will take place on:

    ◾ Monday September 19 2022 from 10:00 AM - (Preliminary Round)

    ◾ Tuesday September 20 2022 from 10:00 AM - (1st and 2nd rounds)

    ◾ Wednesday September 21 2022 from 10:00 (final round with the orchestra)

    On August 12 2022, we will announce by email who will be invited to the preliminary round, and who is invited directly to the 1st round.

    The preliminary round can be attended digitally if you wish to do so. If you are signed to the preliminary round you will be asked if you wish to submit an audio file to us, which must be sent by us no later than August 26 2022 at 12 AM (CET).

  • 3 Events
    • Pre-Audition – September 19, 2022 • 10:00
      DR Byen, The DR Concert Hall
      Emil Holms Kanal 20
      0999 Copenhagen C (Denmark)
      Notes: Auditions take place in the studios of the DR Concert Hall, at DR Byen. The DR Concert Hall is a part of the Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR) - a leading cultural generator, regionally, nationally, and internationally.
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    • Main Audition – September 20, 2022 • 10:00
      DR Byen, The DR Concert Hall
      Emil Holms Kanal 20
      0999 Copenhagen C (Denmark)
      Notes: Auditions take place in the studios of the DR Concert Hall, at DR Byen. The DR Concert Hall is a part of the Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR) - a leading cultural generator, regionally, nationally, and internationally.
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    • Final round with orchestra – September 21, 2022 • 10:00
      DR Byen, The DR Concert Hall
      Emil Holms Kanal 20
      0999 Copenhagen C (Denmark)
      Notes: Auditions take place in the studios of the DR Concert Hall, at DR Byen. The DR Concert Hall is a part of the Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR) - a leading cultural generator, regionally, nationally, and internationally.
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  • Mandatory pieces

    Preliminary round

    Stamitz 1st Viola concerto, or Hoffmeister Viola concerto, 1st and 2nd movement. Cadenza only in the 1st movement.

    Orchestral excerpts

    1st round

    Stamitz 1st Viola concerto, or Hoffmeister Viola concerto, 1st and 2nd movement. Cadenza only in the 1st movement.

    Orchestral excerpts

    2nd round A

    Bartok or Walton Viola concertos (1st Movement), or Hindemith” Der Schwanendreher”.

    Orchestral Excerpts

    2nd round B

    Candidates will lead a rehearsal with the section (repertoire TBA)

    3rd round

    Orchestral Excerpts with the Orchestra

    All excerpts will be sent by email before the audition.