Vacancies

Solo Contrabassoon with tutti Bassoon (1) – Permanent

  • Vacancy Data

  • Institution
    Stavanger Symphony Orchestra
  • Full description
    Solo Contrabassoon with tutti Bassoon (1) – Permanent
  • Number of positions
    1
  • Type
    Permanent
  • Job share
    100%
  • Duration / Start
    By arrangement
  • Salary
    NOK 573.627 - 648.604 (depending on seniority)
  • Application deadline
    Closed
  • Mandatory pieces

    1) Mozart: Bassoon concerto 1. movement from bar 74 until the end, without cadenza.

    2) Lerstad: Sonata for contrabassoon and piano, 3rd movement, Scherzo from letter 10, bar 34 until D.C. al Fine senza rep.

  • Orchestral excerpts

    Based on inital Application and mandatory pieces, sucsessfull applicants will be invited and then required to submit additional video recordings within one month after being notified. (approximately 6 weeks after the application deadline). 

    These video recordings should be submitted in five files as five seperate takes, and in the following order:


    Take 1, Recorded With piano acc., pages 4-6

    Mozart: Bassoon concerto 1. movement from bar 74 until the end, with cadenza, and 2.movement from bar 7 to 27.


    Take 2, Recorded With piano acc., pages 8-9

    Lerstad: Sonata for contrabassoon and piano, 3rd movement, Scherzo from letter 10, bar 34 until D.C. al Fine senza rep.


    Take 3, Contrabassoon, pages 14-23

    Ravel: Mother Goose suite

    Bach: St. John Passion, no.44

    Beethoven: Missa solemnis

    Brahms: Symfoni no.3

    Scoenberg: Chamber Symphony no.1

    Ravel: Concerto for left hand



    Take 4, pages 24-29

    Tchaikovsky: Symphony no. 6, finale (page 33)

    Mozart, Figaro (page 29)

    Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf (page 24)

    Bach: Christmas Oratorium (page 23)

    Bartok: concerto for Orchestra (page XX)

    Brahms: Violin Concerto in D (page XX)


    Take 5, pages 30-34

    Grieg: In the hall of the Mountain King

    Mendhelson: Midsummer Night's Dream

    Mozart: Requiem

    Ravel: Piano Concerto in G

    Smetana: The Bartered Bride Overture

    ___________

    These video recordings will be evaluated by our jury, and all candidates will be informed whether or not they will be considered further in the audition process. 


    Thank you for applying, we are looking forward to hearing you play.

    ____________


    Please note:   

    All video recordings submitted are instead of the first two rounds of a live audition, so it is extremely important that members of the jury can see that they are unedited.

    In order for us to be sure that the recordings are unedited we ask all candidates to make sure that they are visible throughout the whole take.

    Tuning between excerpts is of course allowed and candidates can take all the time they need between the excerpts. As long as all of this happens with the camera recording.

    We understand that candidates would like to send recordings of as good quality as possible, but we also know that not everyone has access to the same quality of equipment. Recordings made with a normal smartphone is good enough as far as we are concerned. Just be sure to have the smartphone set up far enough so that the sound doesn't distort, and so that you are always in the video (even when you move a bit)

  • Personal letter
    • Why would you like to work with us?
    • What do you expect of our orchestra?
    • What are your motivations and interests?


  • Video

    Video(s) required for pre-selection purposes only (details below). Does not replace the live audition.

    Video recordings of the following material should be submitted with initial application:

    1) Mozart: Bassoon concerto 1. movement from bar 74 until the end, without cadenza.

    2) Lerstad: Sonata for contrabassoon and piano, 3rd movement, Scherzo from letter 10 (bar 34) until D.C. al Fine senza rep.

    These recordings should be in 2 separate files , 1 for the concerto and 1 for the sonata. These recordings can be done With or without piano accompagnement.