Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest

nation Netherlands
city Rotterdam
position Cello - Academy (1)
instrument vlc
contract type Academy
duration September 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023
closing date Sun 06 February 2022
audition date Mon 21 March 2022

The Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra Academy offers talented young musicians an extensive orchestral program in one of Europe’s leading symphony orchestras. 

During the 22-23 season we offer:

12 weeks playing in the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. 
Frequent private lessons in orchestral playing, audition training and chamber music. Coaching will be given by primarily the leaders of the orchestra with involvement of other musicians of the RPhO. 
2 Mock auditions. 
Chamber music opportunities, with and without members of the RPhO.
Participation in educational projects. 
Master classes by renowned conductors and soloists. 
Alexander Technique lessons. 
Haptonomy lessons
Mental Preparation training. 
Each student will have a mentor (buddy) throughout the year. 
Each student will receive a financial contribution of € 450, - per month, from September 2022 until June 2023.
Housing, a practice location and a gym facility in Rotterdam will be provided and paid for by the RPhO. 
A bicycle will be provided for local transportation. 
Students will receive a certificate upon completion of the academy. 
 Students who have completed the academy will be allowed access to the first round of upcoming auditions for a period of three years.
Current conservatory study should be put on hold during the academy year. 
The maximum age for students is 27 on 1 September 2022. 
Proficient English is required. 
The academy is open to residents of the EU, Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and Liechtenstein, as well as those holding a resident or work permit for the Netherlands during the academy season.

The live audition will be held in Concertgebouw de Doelen, Kruisstraat 2, 3012 CT Rotterdam. Invited candidates will be informed about the exact date (21 or 23 March) and hour during the week of 6 February 2022.

mandatory pieces

For the live audition you choose a romantic concerto - 1st movement expo

orchestral excerpts

1. J. Brahms - Symphonie No. 2: Adagio
2. Cl. Debussy - La Mer (cello 1)
3. D. Shostakovich - Symphony No. 5
4. G. Mahler - Symphonie No. 5: bar 253-373 
5. B. Bartok - Music for strings, percussion and celesta
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