BIPO Auditions for 1st Violin and 2nd Violin Tutti

29 June 2018

Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra’s artistic director and principal conductor Sascha Goetzel will be holding audition to recruit to recruit the new first violin and the second violins sections. Auditions will be held for all violin sections, those who are successful at these auditions will be qualified to attend the orchestra's rotation auditions*. The auditions will be held for positions that will be open for the 2018-2019 season starting from January 1, 2019, and will be held on September 27, 2018 Thursday between 10.00-15.00 hours at Borusan Oto, 9.55 Hall in İstinye. Candidates who are successful at the auditions will be qualified to enter the rotation auditions to be held on September 29, 2018, Saturday, between 10.30-15.30 hours at Borusan Oto, 9.55 Hall in İstinye. Seat assignments will be determined according to the audition results.

There will be NO piano accompaniment at the auditions.

The application deadline for section viola auditions is Friday, July 20, 2018. Please note that late applications will NOT be evaluated.

* A rotation system will be implemented in our orchestra effective from 2018-2019 season. A constant change in seatings between first and second violins is planned with this system.

Audition Address:
Borusan Oto, İstinye
İstinye Mahallesi, Sarıyer Caddesi No: 77
Sarıyer, İstanbul
Audition begins: (September 27, 2018) 10.00
Audition begins: (September 29, 2018) 10.30

Click here to download the application form.

Applications may either be submitted in person to Borusan Sanat or e-mailed to
Kerem Gökbuget at keremg[at]borusansanat[dot]com

Borusan Sanat
İstiklal Cad. No: 160A
34433 Beyoğlu, Istanbul

Applicants will prepare all the solo and orchestral excerpts mentioned.
Applicants are responsible for the whole excerpt unless measures are indicated.

Solo Repertoire
W.A. Mozart: (Please choose one of these concertos) Violin Concerto No.3, No.4 or No.5 (with cadenza, to re-exposition)
Please choose one of great concertos Romantic or Modern era (first movement, to re-exposition)
J.S. Bach: Sonata for Violin and Partitas (participants’ choice, a whole movement)

Orchestra Repertoire
R. Strauss: Don Juan (from beginning to 63th measure)
S. Prokofiev: Classical Symphony, Finale (from beginning to 42nd measure)
W.A. Mozart: Symphony No. 39, Finale (from beginning to 42nd measure)
F. Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
I.  From beginning to 40th movement
II. Scherzo-Vivace (beginning to 100th measure)
J. Brahms: Symphony No. 1, first movement (from beginning to 30th measure)
P.I. Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.5
I.  Andante Cantabile (second movement) (from 111st measure to 128th)
II. Andante Cantabile (second movement) (from 140th measure to 159th)
P.I. Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings, Walzer (second movement) (from 65th measure to 134th )
G. Mahler: Symphony No.10, from rehearsal No.5, to No.7
A. Bruckner: Symphony No.9, Adagio (from 77th measure to 94th)
L. van Beethoven: Symphony No.9, third movement (from 99th measure to 116th)
R. Schumann: Symphony No.2, Scherzo (from beginning to 56th measure)
J. Brahms: Piano Concerto No.2
I.  Allegro Appassionato (2nd movement) (from 167th measure to 216th)
II. Allegretto grazioso (from 35th measure to 60th)

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Requested that the bows and the written notes (G, D, A, E) written on the musical score are stitched to be played.

You can download the scores of the required pieces from here (crossed ones excluded)

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