Percussions / Timbales (1) – Academy

  • Vacancy Data

  • Institution
    Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg
  • Full description
    Percussions / Timbales (1) – Academy
  • Number of positions
  • Type
  • Job share
  • Duration / Start
    September 1, 2021 - August 31, 2023
  • Application deadline
  • Additional notes

    Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra Academy

    The newly created Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra Academy will offer the best of orchestra academy experience to seven academists, an excellent orchestral education in Luxembourg over a 2 year period starting in September 2021. 

    The programme offers:

    • Performing in concerts, recordings and tours as a member of the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg during 20 weeks per season
    • Mentoring sessions with your personal mentor and other members of the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg
    • Tailor-made coaching sessions and workshops (Alexander technique, yoga, stress management etc.)
    • Participating in chamber music projects and private concerts
    • Audition training to prepare your further career
    • Indemnity of 1.330,- €/month
    • Housing facilities in a newly renovated house that accommodates all academists in the heart of Luxembourg City
    • Health insurance
    • Participation certificate
    • Free public transportation in Luxembourg


    You are eligible to apply if you are younger than 27 years old on the day of the audition and hold a Bachelor’s degree (or are in the final year of a BA programme).


    A first selection will be made based on the submitted application material (resume and cover letter) by members of the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg by May 2021.

  • Event
    • Audition – June 10, 2021 • 10:00
      Philharmonie Luxembourg
      1, Place de l'Europe
      L-1499 Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
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  • Event notes

    Please be advised:

    - OPL does not reimburse travel and accommodation expenses.

    Instruments of competition


    Snare:                  Pearl Philharmonic (14´´,natural skin)


    Xylophone:         Studio 49 (system: 2 levels; 3.5 octaves, f1-c5)


    Glockenspiel:    Studio 49 (system: 1 level with pedal; 2 3/4 octaves, g2-e5)


    Marimba:            Yamaha (system: 2 levels; 5 octaves, C-c4)


    Timpani:              Adams Professional (plastic skin), boths installations possible (french or german set-up)

                                Wiener Kurbelpauken (natural skin / Beethoven) (french or german set-up)


    Vibraphone:       Musser Model Lionel Hampton (system: 1 level with pedal and motor; 3 octaves, f3-f6)


    Tambourine:     Rhazade / reLink / pivate instrument


    Cymbales:          22´´19´´17´´13´´inch


    Bass Drum:        Lefima (natural skin)


    Triangel:              Kolberg


    Warm-up room instruments for first round


    Snare:                  Pearl Philharmonic (14´´,natural skin)


    Xylophone:          Studio 49 (system: 2 levels; 3.5 octaves, f1-c5)


    Tambourin:         Grover   

  • Mandatory pieces

    1er Tour


    Delécluse                            Test- Claire 

    2ème Tour

    Xylophone (free choice of one piece a or b)  

    a) Goldenberg Etude N°18

    b) Sommerfeldt Musik for En Slakverker 3


    Keune Etude N° 142


    Bach Cello Suite N°1 Prélude

  • Orchestral excerpts

    1er Tour


    Stravinsky                            L´Oiseau de Feu *

    Hindemith                           Kammermusik No. 1 * 


    Bizet, Debussy,                  Etude

    Stravinsky, Korsakow,


    2ème Tour


    Rimskij- Korsakow             Scheherazade *

    Shostakovich                    Symphony No.7

    Bartok                                  Concerto for Orchestra (2. Giuoco delle coppie)

    Suppé                                  Pique Dame (ed. Franz Krüger) 


    Debussy                              La Mer *

    Dukas                                   L`Apprenti Sorcier * 


    Bernstein                             West Side Story * 


    Beethoven                           Symphony No.5 ( 3 & 4) *


    Cymbales, Triangle, BassDrum

    on demand

    * Version Gschwendtner/Ulrich

  • Personal letter

    Merci de détailler sommairement votre motivation à passer ce concours.

    Thank you to briefly detail your motivation to pass this audition .

  • Prerequisites
    • Maximum age on June 10, 2021: 27
  • Required document(s)
    • Diploma
    • Scan of passport or ID card
    • Portrait photo