Percussions / Timbales (1) – Academy

  • Vacancy Data

  • Institution
    Luxembourg Philharmonic
  • Full description
    Percussions / Timbales (1) – Academy
  • Number of positions
  • Type
  • Job share
  • Duration / Start
    September 1, 2023 - July 31, 2025
  • Application deadline
  • Additional notes

    Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra Academy

    For its 2nd class, the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra Academy will offer the best of orchestra academy experience to nine academists, an excellent orchestral education in Luxembourg over a 2 year period starting in September 2023

    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 1.523,40€/month
    • Housing facilities in a very nice accommodation in the heart of Luxembourg City
    • Health insurance
    • Instrument insurance
    • Participation certificate
    • Free public transportation in Luxembourg

    You are eligible if you hold a bachelor's degree (or are in the last year of a bachelor's degree program), and if you do not have a fixed-term contract in another orchestral formation.


  • Event
    • Audition – June 21, 2023 • 10:00
      Philharmonie Luxembourg
      1, Place de l'Europe
      L-1499 Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
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  • Event notes

    Travel and accommodation costs are not reimbursed.

    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 21, 2023: 27
  • Required document(s)
    • Diploma
    • Scan of passport or ID card
    • Portrait photo