BIPO Auditions for Double Bass Section

10 December 2022

The Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra (BIPO) will hold auditions for double bass section to join the orchestra’s reserve list and expand the musician pool. The audition for the 2022-2023 season will be held on Monday, 6 February 2023 at Borusan Oto 9.55 Hall in Istinye between 13.00-15.00 for double bass sections. Auditions will be held for double bass sections, those who are successful at these auditions will be qualified to attend the orchestra's reserve auditions.

There will be no piano accompaniment at the auditions.
The deadline for double bass audition applications is Friday, 6 January 2023. Please note that late applications will not be evaluated.

Important Notice:  Applicants are required to be not over 30 years old, have completed their undergraduate degree in the conservatory or equivalent school of their relevant instrument and living in Istanbul; a notary approved graduation certificate will be required for the application.

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

Required Solo Double Bass Excerpts:
G. BOTTESINI: Double Bass Concerto in B minor, no.2
G. BOTTESINI: Double Bass Concerto in F sharp minor, no.1
S. KOUSSEVITZKY: Double Bass Concerto, op.3
E. TUBIN: Concerto for Double Bass and Orchestra (1948)
F. HERTL: Double Bass Concerto (1957)
S. B. PORADOWSKI: Double Bass Concerto, op.26
F. ČERNÝ: Double Bass Concerto, op.20

Required Orchestra Excerpts:
W. A. MOZART: Symphony, no.40, 1st movement
-    Measures 115-139
-    Measures 190-226
L. v. BEETHOVEN: Symphony, no.5, 3rd movement
L. v. BEETHOVEN: Symphony, no.9, 4th movement (from beginning to 91st measure)
A. BRUCKNER: Symphony, no.7 (marked on the score)
F. SCHUBERT: Symphony, no.9, 3rd movement, (from beginning to 149th measure)
J. STRAUSS: Ein Heldenleben, op.40

Applicants should prepare one of the given solo double bass excerpts of their choosing.
Applicants will prepare all the orchestral excerpts mentioned.

Applicants are responsible for the whole excerpt unless measures are indicated.

Audition Address
Borusan Oto, İstinye
İstinye Mahallesi, Sarıyer Caddesi No: 77
Sarıyer, İstanbul
Starting Time: 13.00

Click to download the application form

You can either file your application personally to Borusan Sanat (at the address above) or send in your filled form by e-mail to Sibil Arsenyan at sarsenyan[at]borusansanat[dot]com.

Borusan Sanat
İstiklal Caddesi No: 160A
34433 Beyoğlu, İstanbul  

When your applications are received, you will be informed. If you do not receive this e-mail, please repeat your application.


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