European Union Youth Orchestra audition
8. Jul 2021
The European Union Youth Orchestra is looking for the new members!
All applicants for the 2022 Orchestra must be aged between 16 and 26 inclusive on 31 December 2021 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 on Monday, 25 October at 15.00 in the Organ hall, and @15.00 in thenChamber hall for the winds, brass and percussion.
- Final audition on Thursday, 4 November 2021 at 10.00 in the Organ hall.
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 30 September 2021.
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 have usually taken place and if the pandemic situation allows, will take place in 2022 in the EUYO residencies in Ferrara, Grafenegg and Bolzano followed by a concert tour.
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