Principal Tuba 100% (1) – Temporary

  • Vacancy Data

  • Institution
    Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Full description
    Principal Tuba 100% (1) – Temporary
  • Number of positions
  • Type
  • Duration / Start
    August 31, 2020 - July 31, 2021
  • Salary
    from USD88,456 per annum
  • Application deadline
    April 9, 2020
  • Additional notes

    The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HK Phil) is recruiting a Principal Tuba (1-year contract) to join the orchestra for 2020/21 Season. For shortlisting purpose, please submit an unedited video recording of the audition repertoire (see below) no later than 9 April 2020.

    Results of the shortlisting process will be communicated to all applicants in the week of 20 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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  • Orchestral excerpts

    1. Wagner Die Meistersinger: Prelude – Fig. J to Fig. L

    2. Prokofiev Symphony no. 5

    1st movt – Fig. 3 to 2 bars before Fig. 6

    3. Wagner Die Walküre – Ride of Valkyries

    4. Mahler Symphony no. 1

    3rd movt – 4 bars before Fig. 3 to 3 bars before Fig. 4

    5. Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique

    4th movt – Fig. 56 to 6 bars after Fig.57

    5th movt – Fig. 84 to the end

    6. Respighi Fountains of Rome – pick up to Fig. 11 to Fig. 14

  • Prerequisites
    • Minimum age on August 31, 2020: 18
  • Required document(s)
    • Diploma
    • Reference letter
    • Scan of passport or ID card
  • 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 "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.