Violin (Core Position)

 

TAFELMUSIK BAROQUE ORCHESTRA
Elisa Citterio, MUSIC DIRECTOR

Announces the following audition: Violin (Core Position)

International auditions will be held in Toronto on February 13 & 14, 2018.

Position to commence September 2018 or at candidate’s earliest availability.
The successful candidate may share section leadership responsibilities.

 

Candidates must have extensive experience performing on period instruments and excel in historical performance practice from the early baroque to romantic periods. It is expected that all candidates will use historically appropriate instruments and bows. The pitch for the audition is A=415.

Highly qualified applicants should submit the following required materials to Mara Brown, Operations Coordinator (auditions@tafelmusik.org), no later than November 20, 2017.

• Professional CV (including full contact information, and details of period performance experience
• A digital recording (see repertoire requirements on next page)

All applicants will be contacted by email.

Tafelmusik is a per-service orchestra that records and tours internationally from six to eight weeks annually, in addition to approx. thirty weeks of mainstage performances, including programs performed from memory, artist training, educational, and outreach activities. Annual contract income ranges from CAD $46,000–51,000 (gross), depending on season activities. The musicians of Tafelmusik are independent contractors and members of the American Federation of Musicians, Local 149. Benefits: AFM-EPW 11%, sick leave (based on years of service). Core members of Tafelmusik are offered first right of refusal and a service guarantee following an initial two-year probationary period.

THE AUDITION COMMITTEE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DISMISS ANY CANDIDATE NOT MEETING THE HIGHEST PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS AT THESE AUDITIONS.

International violin audition recording repertoire requirements:

• J. S. Bach: a 3-minute excerpt from the G-Minor Fugue, A-Minor Fugue, or C-Major Fugue from the sonatas and partitas

• J. S. Bach, one of the following movements from the sonatas and partitas: E-Major Loure (no repeats), C-Major Adagio, or A-Minor Grave

• J. S. Bach: Ouverture from Orchestral Suite no. 3, from beginning to b.71, first note (omit repeat)

• F. Geminiani: Compositione no. 4 from The Art of Playing on the Violin, op. 9 (with or without continuo)

• J-P Rameau: Menuets from Les Indes Galantes (omit repeats) - part available for download here)

*Pitch: A=415. Please include the recording date and a repertoire list.

Please send electronic recordings via dropbox.com to auditions@tafelmusik.org or contact Mara Brown for more delivery options.

Required solo works and excerpts for the live audition will be made available after December 11, 2017 to successful applicants.

Deadline: 

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 23:45

Description (PDF): 

Tafelmusik Violin Auditions 2018 - International Announcement.pdf
Tafelmusik Violin Auditions 2018 - Rameau Music Part.pdf