Vacancies

Co-principal double bass (1) – Permanent

  • Vacancy Data

  • Institution
    Oslo Philharmonic
  • Full description
    Co-principal double bass (1) – Permanent
  • Number of positions
    1
  • Type
    Permanent
  • Job share
    100%
  • Duration / Start
    By arrangement
  • Application deadline
    August 1, 2022
  • Additional notes

    Questions regarding this position or audition by email to anders.brasetvik@ofo.no. Please note that the orchestra office is closed from June 27th to August 3rd and no responses will be given in this period.

  • Event
    • Audition – September 18, 2022 • 10:00
      Oslo Konserthus
      Munkedamsveien 14
      0115 Oslo (Norway)
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  • Mandatory pieces
    • Dittersdorf: Concerto no 2 D major, 1st movement with cadenza and 2nd movement

    OR

    • Vanhal: Concerto C major, 1st movement with cadenza and 2nd movement

    ------------------------------------------------

    • Bottesini: Concerto no 2 a minor, 1st movement

    OR

    • Koussevitzky: Concerto e minor, 1st movement


    Orchestra tuning required in all rounds

  • Orchestral excerpts

    BACH

    Violin concerto E major

    2nd movement, bar 1-10


    MOZART

    Symphony no 39

    1st movement, bar 13-21 and 40-97; 4th movement, bar 105-137


    MOZART

    Symphony no 40

    1st movement, bar 115-138


    BEETHOVEN

    Symphony no 5

    3rd movement from the beginning to bar 218


    SCHUBERT

    Symphony no 8 C major D944

    Scherzo, bar 1-31 and 105-151


    BRAHMS

    Symphony no 2

    4th movement, bar 244 - letter M


    MAHLER

    Symphony no 2

    1st movement, from the beginning to bar 18 after rehearsal number 1


    STRAUSS 

    Ein Heldenleben

    Rehearsal number 9-11, 66-70 and 77-78


    BRITTEN

    Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra

    Variation H

     

    Orchestral solos:

    HAYDN 

    Symphony no 31

    4th movement Var. 7 (first 16 bars)


    MAHLER

    Symphony no 1

    Solo from 3rd movement


    STRAVINSKY

    Pulcinella suite

    7th movement (complete)


    PROKOFIEV

    Lieutenant Kije

    Rehearsal numbers 15-16


    SHOSTAKOVICH 

    Symphony no 15

    2nd movement, rehearsal number 77-78


    GINASTERA

    Solo from Variaciones consertantes

     

    Chamber music:

    DVORAK

    Quintet

    1st movement

    MOZART

    Eine kleine Nachtmusik

    Romanze (2nd movement)


    Invited candidates will be provided a PDF with orchestra excerpts.

    Orchestra tuning required in all rounds of the audition.



  • Question
    Answer on application

    What motivates you to apply for a position in the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra?

  • Personal letter

    What motivates you to apply for a position in the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra?

  • Video

    Show all videos if there are any. Does not replace the live audition (recommended).

    Candidates not currently holding a permanent position in a professional orchestra are requested to qualify by uploading a video by August 1st with the following content:

    Dittersdorf or Vanhal: 1st movement with cadenza, without piano accompaniment

    Mozart: Symphony #40, 1. movement, bar 115-138

    Strauss: Ein Heldenleben, rehearsal number 9-11

    Prokofiev: Lieutenant Kije, rehearsal number 15-16

     

    The excerpts are to be performed in one continuous, unedited recording.