New York Philharmonic cello audition


Audition information

Position
Section cello (2 openings)
Application deadline
February 17, 2020
Audition date
April 14–20, 2020
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(Posted on January 16, 2020; last updated 18 days ago)


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Audition Repertoire
A standard concerto of the player’s choice
A prelude from any unaccompanied Bach suite
One additional movement of the player’s choice from any unaccompanied Bach suite
Tutti excerpts
BeethovenSymphony No. 5
  • Mvt. II
BrahmsVariations on a Theme by Haydn
  • Variation 5
BrahmsSymphony No. 2
  • Mvt. II: 1 to 2 before A
BrahmsSymphony No. 3
  • Mvt. III
BrucknerSymphony No. 7
  • Mvt. I: 1–24
DebussyLa Mer
  • Mvt. I: 2 before 9 to 7 after 9, top line only
MahlerSymphony No. 1
  • Mvt. I: 9 before 5 to 5
  • Mvt. I: 8 before 8 to 11
MahlerSymphony No. 5
  • Mvt. I: 46
MozartSymphony No. 40
  • Mvt. I: 114–134
  • Mvt. IV: 49–62
  • Mvt. IV: 229–236
ProkofievRomeo and Juliet Suite No. 1
  • Mvt. VI: 4 after 54 to 8 after 55
RachmaninoffSymphony No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 27
  • Mvt. IV: 15 after 63 to 15 after 64
  • Mvt. IV: 87 to “più mosso” after 89
SchoenbergVerklärte Nacht
  • Cello I part: 310–344
SmetanaThe Bartered Bride
  • Overture: 1 to 4 after A
StraussAlso Sprach Zarathustra
  • 1 after 13 to 8 after 17
StraussEin Heldenleben, Op. 40
  • 1 to 39
TchaikovskySymphony No. 4
  • Mvt. I: 13 after A to 21 after A
  • Mvt. I: L to 3 after N
  • Mvt. II: 21–A
VerdiRequiem
  • Offertorio
WagnerTannhäuser
  • Overture: IK
Chamber music
SchubertString Quintet in C, D. 596
  • Mvt. I, second cello part
Sight-reading
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