The Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra Academy offers talented young musicians an extensive orchestral program in one of Europe’s leading symphony orchestras.
During the 2023-2024 season we offer:
The live audition will be held in Concertgebouw de Doelen, Kruisstraat 2, 3012 CT Rotterdam.
For the live audition you choose:
Walton – Concerto, 1st movement
Bartok – Concerto, 1st movement.
1. W.A. Mozart - Symphony No. 35
2. J. Brahms - Symphony No. 4
3. M. Ravel - Daphnis et Chloé
4. J. Brahms - Haydn Variations
5. A. Bruckner - Symphony No. 4
6. G. Mahler - Symphony No. 10
7. R. Strauss - Don Juan
8. D. Shostakovich - Symphony No. 5
What is your motivation to join the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra Academy?
Video(s) are required for pre-selection purposes (details below).
· M. Ravel – Daphnis et Chloé (158-166).
· R. Strauss – Don Juan.
Deadline to submit your video recording is 30 January 2023.
Audition recording guidelines:
You are allowed to record your concerto and your excerpts in 2 separate takes. However, your excerpts should be recorded in a single take to replicate a live audition.
In between the different works/excerpts you are allowed to re-tune or clean your instrument if necessary. This must remain part of the integral recording. Time may be taken between works, just as may happen in a live audition.
You have to be visible from the front, from head to toe at all times including your hands.
Edited recordings are inadmissible.
Please record in a room with a dry/medium dry acoustic.
You may use a phone or tablet with a good internal microphone, or preferably with an external microphone attachment. A laptop with a USB microphone or microphone connected to an audio interface, or a sound recorder with build-in camera, or combined with video from phone/tablet or camera.