European Union Youth Orchestra audition
18. Sep 2023
The European Union Youth Orchestra is looking for the new members!
All applicants for the 2023 Orchestra must be aged between 16 and 26 inclusive on 31 December 2023 and hold passports from one of the 27 European Union member countries. Precise rules and regulations are available here.
The auditions will take place in two rounds:
- Pre-audition for the strings will be on 24 November @13.00 in D-511. For the wind, brass and percussion, there will be 2 pre-auditons on 26 November @15.30-21.00 in C-405 and on 28 November @10.00-15.00 in the Great Hall;
- Final round on on 29 November 2023 at 10.00 in D-511.
Candidates will be asked to play a prepared piece of their own choosing (eg a movement from a concerto, sonata etc) and a selection of orchestral extracts.
NB! Percussionists will be asked to play a selection of prepared orchestral extracts only (no piece).
How and when to apply
All the candidates are requested to fill in the application on the EUYO homepage latest by 15 November 2023.
The EUYO, founded in 1976, is by now one of the world’s pre-eminent symphony orchestras that has worked with many of the world’s greatest musicians including Daniel Barenboim, Leonard Bernstein, Herbert von Karajan, Mstislav Rostropovich and particularly its three Music Directors and current Chief Conductor: Founding Music Director Claudio Abbado, former Music Director Vladimir Ashkenazy, former Music Director and current Conductor Laureate Bernard Haitink, and Chief Conductor Vasily Petrenko. The spring and summer tours take place in the EUYO residency in Grafenegg, Austria, followed by concert tours. You can read more on the tour venues, conductors, soloists and repertoire of the 2023-2024 season here.
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