BBC National Orchestra of Wales

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Assistant Principal Double Bass (No. 2) (1)
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lun 16 dicembre 2019

BBC NOW is seeking to appoint an Assistant Principal Double Bass (No. 2). The current Double Bass section comprises 6 players led by the Section Principal (David Stark). Assistant Principal Double Bass will sit as No. 2 in the BBC National Orchestra of Wales Double Bass section, and lead the section if required within the parameters of the BBC/MU Orchestras Agreement. Candidates should have experience of performing in symphony orchestras and evidence through their application of excellence in performance in a professional context. BBC NOW will consider candidates who are in the early stages of their career and can clearly show potential to fulfil the role. The ideal candidate will be an exceptional player and able to demonstrate commitment to delivering a very high standard of work. The BBC is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity.

Highly reputable classical music training
Recent orchestral experience as a professional double bassist
Commitment to delivering a very high standard of work

Proven expertise in a broad range of musical & performance activities including education and studio soundtrack work
Extensive experience of having held a permanent contractual position as a double bassist

Excellent communication and organisational skills
Self-motivated and able to work under pressure
Ability to work co-operatively as part of a team
Willing to develop positive working relationships with other members of the orchestra and the management team

Auditions will be held in February 2020 (exact dates tbc) at BBC Hoddinott Hall. Auditions will be held in two rounds.

For Round 1 (screened), candidates will be required to prepare and play the following:

First movement of a Classical Concerto (no cadenza)
Prepared orchestral excerpts
Round 2 (unscreened) is at the discretion of the panel. Should a candidate be required for Round 2, candidates will be required to prepare and play the following:

A piece contrasting to the chosen Classical Concerto
Further prepared orchestral excerpts
Sight reading, given on the day
Both parts will take place within the candidate’s scheduled time slot.

Any queries should be directed to the Assistant Orchestra Manager Vicky will send out excerpts booklets to candidates shortlisted for audition.

Package Description
For this role / Ar gyfer y swydd yma:

(d) Welsh language skills are not necessary / Nid yw sgiliau yn yr iaith Gymraeg yn angenrheidiol

Applications may be submitted in Welsh, and an application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English. / Mae modd cyflwyno ceisiadau yn Gymraeg, ac ni fydd cais a gyflwynir yn Gymraeg yn cael ei drin yn llai ffafriol na chais a gyflwynir yn Saesneg.

The BBC recognises that flexible working can benefit both the employee and the BBC as it can create a range of employment opportunities to suit both changing operational needs and the needs of individuals. We will, therefore, consider flexible working requests for this vacancy. Please include detail of the proposed arrangement in your application.

Our culture embraces people’s diverse perspectives and creates a positive environment where everyone belongs. At the BBC we are committed to reflecting and representing the diversity of the UK.


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