• Vacancy Data

  • Institution
    Gstaad Menuhin Festival
  • Full description
    Viola – Internship
  • Type
  • Job share
  • Duration / Start
    July 31, 2023 - August 28, 2023
  • Application deadline
  • Additional notes

    The Gstaad Conducting Academy is the lynchpin of the Gstaad Academy and offers rising conductors an opportunity of working with a professional orchestra - the Gstaad Festival Orchestra (GFO) which is made up of musicians from Switzerland's leading orchestras. Some of the best students from international high schools are selected every year to play with the GFO as interns.

    Besides giving several concerts in the scope of the Gstaad Conducting Academy, the GFO represents the Gstaad Menuhin Festival with concerts in Gstaad and on tour.

    In addition, the students receive individual lessons from their section leader and during the internship an audition training will be organised.

  • Question
    Answer on application

    Do you play any additional instruments? (e.g. english horn, e-flat clarinet, ...)

  • Multiple Choice
    Answer on application

    Where did you hear about the Gstaad academy?

    • Muvac
    • Festival program
    • Facebook
    • Instagram
    • Posters
    • Advertisement in digital media
    • Advertisement in print media
    • Friends/Colleagues/Professor
    • other
  • Question
    Answer on application

    Do you have any notes?

  • Prerequisites
    • Maximum age on August 1, 2023: 30
    • Minimum age on August 1, 2023: 18
  • Required document(s)
    • Reference letter: The reference letter has to be signed personally by the issuer. As an exception, issuers may directly e-mail the reference letter to sj@gstaadmenuhinfestival.ch (within the application term). In such cases, a file containing respective information is to be provided here.
    • Portrait photo
  • Video

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

    For the GFO internship application a representative video recording of the audition repertoire is required. The works may be recorded and uploaded separately.


    - Stamitz: Viola concert, 1st movement (exposition with cadenza) and 2nd movement (1-43) OR

    - Hoffmeister: Viola concert, 1st movement (exposition with cadenza) and 2nd movement (1-31)

    Excerpts (Orchesterprobespiel, edition Schott)

    - Strauss: Don Juan

    - Beethoven: 5th symphony

    - Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream