Oboe

Co-Principal Oboe 100% (1) – Permanent

  • Vacancy Data

  • Institution
    Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Full description
    Co-Principal Oboe 100% (1) – Permanent
  • Obligatory instrument
    2nd Oboe
  • Number of positions
    1
  • Type
    Permanent
  • Duration / Start
    August 31, 2020
  • Salary
    from USD80,315 per annum
  • Application deadline
    Closed
  • Additional notes

    For shortlisting purpose, please submit an unedited video recording of the audition repertoire (see below) no later than 31 March 2020.

    Results of the shortlisting process will be communicated to all applicants in the week of 13 April 2020. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a live audition to be held in Hong Kong on 18 May 2020.

    Travel expenses will be paid for if invited for audition.

  • Event
    • Audition – May 18, 2020 • 10:00
      Hong Kong Cultural Centre
      10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Shui, Kwoloon
      999077 Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
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  • Mandatory pieces

    Mozart Oboe Concerto (Exposition of 1st and 2nd movements)

  • Orchestral excerpts

    1st Oboe

    1. Beethoven Symphony No.3 (2nd mov’t, bars 8-16 & 3rd mov’t, bars 7-28)
    2. Brahms Violin Concerto (2nd mov’t, bars 3-32)
    3. Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin (Prelude – opening to Fig.2)
    4. Rossini Overture: La Scala di Seta (Opening to Fig.3 first beat)  
    5. Richard Strauss Don Juan (Rehearsal L to N)
    6. Mahler Symphony No.3 (2nd mov’t, first 9 bars)

    2nd Oboe

    1. Dvorak Symphony No.7 (2nd mov’t, first 8 bars)
    2. Brahms Variations on a Theme by Haydn (Chorale)
  • Prerequisites
    • Minimum age on August 31, 2020: 18
  • Video

    Video(s) required for pre-selection purposes only (details below). Does not replace the live audition.

    Video Recording Guidelines

    1. Video must be shot in a single take to replicate a live audition, without deleting any false starts or errors. Time may be taken between excerpts according to how you would work in a live audition.
    2. Candidates must record all pieces specified under "Mandatory Pieces" and "Orchestral Excerpts".
    3. Excerpts must be recorded in the order listed.
    4. Video must cover performer's body and full instrument for each excerpt.
    5. Candidates must ensure that they record the highest quality sound possible on the video recording. 

    In support of your application, besides the optional pieces and the required orchestral excerpts, you are welcome to provide (if any) videos of your recitals, solo performances etc.