The Philadelphia Orchestra violin audition


Audition information

Position
Associate concertmaster
Application deadline
March 27, 2020
Audition date
May 27–31, 2020
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(Posted on March 14, 2020; last updated 26 days ago)


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Audition Repertoire
The first movement — including cadenza — of one of the following concertos
MozartViolin Concerto No. 4 in D Major, K. 218
MozartViolin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, K. 219
Also the first movement — including cadenza — of one of the following concertos
BarberViolin Concerto
BartókViolin Concerto No. 2
BeethovenViolin Concerto
BrahmsViolin Concerto
DvořákViolin Concerto
ProkofievViolin Concerto No. 1
ProkofievViolin Concerto No. 2
ShostakovichViolin Concerto No. 1
SibeliusViolin Concerto
StravinskyViolin Concerto
TchaikovskyViolin Concerto
Orchestral solos
BrahmsSymphony No. 1
  • Mvt. II: solo
DvořákCarnival Overture
  • All solos
DvořákCello Concerto
  • Mvt. III: 1112
RachmaninoffSymphonic Dances, Op. 45
  • Mvt. III: 3132
Rimsky-KorsakovCapriccio Espagnol, Op. 34
  • Solos
Rimsky-KorsakovScheherazade, Op. 35
  • All solos
ShostakovichSymphony No. 5, Op. 47
  • Mvt. I: solo
  • Mvt. II: solo
StraussEin Heldenleben, Op. 40
  • 2232
StraussTill Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks
  • 6 after 14 for 8 measures
Orchestral excerpts
BeethovenSymphony No. 1
  • Mvt. I: 4–45
  • Mvt. IV: 1–46
BeethovenSymphony No. 3
  • Mvt. III: 1–69
BeethovenSymphony No. 9, “Choral,” Op. 125
  • Mvt. III: 99–114
BrahmsSymphony No. 2
  • Mvt. I: 17–31
  • Mvt. I: EF
  • Mvt. II: 51–55
DebussyLa Mer
  • Mvt. II: 33 to 7 after 38
LutosławskiConcerto for Orchestra
  • Mvt. II, Capriccio notturno ed Arioso: 1–26
MahlerSymphony No. 5
  • Adagietto: 1 to 5 before 2
MendelssohnA Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 61
  • Scherzo: 17–99
MozartSymphony No. 39, K. 543
  • Mvt. I: 26–142
  • Mvt. IV: 1–78
RachmaninoffSymphonic Dances, Op. 45
  • Mvt. II: 12 after 46 to 7 after 48
ShostakovichSymphony No. 5, Op. 47
  • Mvt. I: 32 to 3 before 36
StraussDon Juan, Op. 20
  • First page
Chamber music
MozartDivertimento in E♭ Major, K. 563
  • Mvt. I: beginning to the first double bar
Possible sight-reading
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