Audition requirements for Assistant Principal Viola



I. Solo

Stamitz, Hoffmeister, Walton, or Hindemith: Viola concerto

(Fast and slow movements with cadenzas)

II. Orchestral Excerpts

1. Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra

2. Beethoven: Symphony no. 5

3. Brahms: Haydn Variations

4. Brahms: Symphony no. 3

5. Bruckner: Symphony no. 4

6. Mahler: Symphony no. 1

7. Mendelssohn: Scherzo from Midsummer Night’s Dream

8. Mozart: Symphony no. 35 (“Haffner”)

9. Ravel: Daphnis and Chloe, Suite no. 2

10. Shostakovich: Symphony no. 1

11. Shostakovich: Symphony no. 5

12. R. Strauss: Ein Heldenleben

13. R. Strauss: Don Juan

14. Tchaikovsky: Symphony no. 5 (3rd movement)


III. Sight-reading

    • David TAgala
    • April 2nd, 2012

    when and where po ang audition? tsaka sa sight reading ung may bracket po? un ho ba ang isasight read? thanks

  1. Opo πŸ™‚

    • Kiki
    • July 2nd, 2012

    I’m a 16 year old that plays the viola and I’ve been trying to find an orchestra to join in the Philippines. I’ve looked over the audition pieces and it’s something that I’m capable of playing. I know that auditions have passed so I was wondering when the next auditions will be. Also, could you give me a list of some youth orchestras that I could possibly join?

    • Hello! There’s no schedule for the next audition, and the youth orchestra is already full, but we would appreciate a video (even youtube vids of yourself will do). We’re always on the look out πŸ™‚

    • Kiki
    • July 30th, 2012

    Okay! Thank you for the information! Are there any videos of the youth orchestra online? Can you please send the link?
    How old is the youngest person in the Philharmonic Orchestra?

    • There are no videos of the youth orchestra at this time. Auditions were held a couple of months ago, and their rehearsals/lessons will start in September. In the “adult” orchestra, the youngest musician is 22 years old. We had a 16 year old violinist audition, but couldn’t accept him as we’re a full-time professional orchestra (labor laws regarding age, etc)…so he’s now in the youth orchestra πŸ™‚

    • Kiki
    • July 31st, 2012

    Oh OK! Can you please send me the pieces that the violists had to play at their auditions from the youth orchestra? (:

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