Audition Requirements for Assistant Principal Double Bass

I. Solo

Two contrasting movements from a standard concerto

II.  Excerpts (refer to attached PDF file)

Mozart, Overture to The Marriage Of Figaro
Mozart, Symphony No, 40
Bach, Brandenburg Concerto No. 1
Rossini, Overture to La Gazza Ladra
Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 5
Bizet, L’Arlesienne
Mussorgsky, Night On Bald Mountain


III. Sight-reading

ABS DB excerpts1


Audition Requirements for Cello

I. Solo

Assistant Principal – two contrasting movements from a standard concerto AND one movement from a Bach Cello Suite

Tutti – two contrasting movements from a standard concerto

II.  Excerpts (refer to attached PDF)

all applicants

1.  Beethoven Symphony No. 9

2.  Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade

3.  Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4

4.  Mozart Symphony No. 40

additional excerpts for Assistant Principal

1.  Debussy La Mer – 2 meas. before 9 to 6 meas. after 9

2.  Rossini Overture To William Tell – Beginning to meas. 48

3.  Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 – 3rd Mvt meas. 1-25, meas. 71 to end

III. Sight-reading

ABS Vc asst excerpts

ABS Vc Tutti Excerpts

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

Audition Requirements for VIOLIN

Audition requirements for VIOLIN:

1.  Tutti Violin – First movement (including cadenza) from Mozart Concerto no. 3, 4 or 5, OR any major 19th or 20th century concerto

Orchestral Excerpts:
Mozart, Symphony No. 39, 4th mvt, (m. 1 – 41)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, 3rd mvt (m. 99 – 114)
Brahms: Symphony No. 2, 1st mvt. (beginning to B, D-F)
Mendelssohn: Midsummer Night’s Dream Overture.  (m.6 – m.39)
Dvorak: Symphony No.8, 1st mvt (Page 1 from A), 3rd mvt (beginning to C)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.5, 2nd mvt (m.111- m.127), 4th mvt (m.504 – m.545)

2.  Assistant Principal Second Violin, Assistant Concertmaster, Concertmaster
First movement (including cadenza) from Mozart Concerto no. 3, 4 or 5, AND any major 19th or 20th century concerto
In addition to the tutti excerpts listed above, please prepare the following:

Strauss: Don Juan  1st page
Brahms: Symphony no. 1  2nd Mov. Solo
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade  Solos (1st mvt. C-D and G-H, 2nd mvt., 4th mvt.)

Applicants may be asked to sight-read

ABS Vn Excerpts for all

ABS Vn Additional Excerpts

Audition Application form

Word Doc: ABSOrchApplication

PDF ABSOrchApplication


Interested musicians please fill up the form and submit to

Thank you!


ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corp. and First Philippine Holdings Corp. are pleased to announce auditions for the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra. Openings are for the following positions:

Assistant Concertmaster
Assistant Principal Second Violin
Tutti Violin (first and second)

Assistant Principal Viola

Assistant Principal Cello
Tutti Cello

Assistant Principal Double Bass

Assistant Principal Flute
Assistant Principal Oboe
Assistant Principal Bassoon

Assistant Principal Trumpet
3rd Trumpet (6-month position)

Auditions will be held the week of April 23-27, 2012 at ABS-CBN Studios in Quezon City