Auditions

Auditions

Youth Orchestra Flanders auditions the complete orchestra for season 2022/2023. The auditions are open for every seat in the ensemble to every musician studying in Belgium and Belgians around the world between 15 and 26 years old (born between 1996 and 2007). 

Youth Orchestra Flanders will perform in August 2022 and March 2023, you can audition for one or both projects (see below). Participation in the project is mandatory and must be confirmed at the time of the audition. Auditions will take place in the Flemish conservatories with a jury of professional musicians.

Registration is open until Wednesday, June 15th at 12:00 via this inscription form.

Open positions

  • Violin (26 + reserve)
  • Viola (10 + reserve)
  • Cello (8 + reserve)
  • Double bass (6 + reserve) 
  • Flute + piccolo (1.2.3/pic.4/pic + reserve)
  • Oboe + english horn (1.2/Eh.3.4 + reserve)
  • Clarinet + bass clarinet (1/Ebkl.2.3/bkl.4/bkl + reserve)
  • Bassoon + contra bassoon (1.2.3/cfg.4/cfg + reserve) 
  • Horn (4 + assistant + reserve)
  • Trumpet + cornet (1.2.3/crt.4/crt + reserve) 
  • Trombone (1.2.3.4/bas + reserve)
  • Tuba (2 + reserve)
  • Timpani (2 + reserve) 
  • Percussion (4 + reserve) 
  • Harp (2 + reserve) 

Dates

Mon 20 June 2022 | Brussels
10:00-17:00 violin, viola, cello, double bass

Tues 21 June 2022 | Leuven
10:00-17:00 violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet

Wed 22 June 2022 | Brussels
10:00-17:00 flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, percussion

Thur 23 June 2022 | Brussels
10:00-17:00 violin, viola, cello, double bass, harp, percussion 

Fri 24 June 2022 | Ghent
10:00-17:00 violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet

Sat 25 June 2022 | Antwerp
10:00-17:00 violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, harp 

Musical excerpts 

The excerpts can be found on our website during the inscription process. All excerpts are mandatory. Soloist and leading positions will be assigned using the same excerpts. 

Audition via video

You can’t join us on those dates, please contact us. You will then receive all the necessary information on how to submit your video audition. 

Orchestra Projects 2022/23


August 2022 – Symphonie Fantastique (dir. Nuno Coelho)

Rehearsals:
22 > 26 August, 2022 | Antwerp, DeSingel 

Concerts:
Sat. 27 August, 2022 – 20:00 | Antwerp, DeSingel
Sun. 28 August, 2022 – 19:00 | Ghent, De Bijloke 

Programme:
Samir Odeh-Tamimi, Rituale for orchestra
Max Bruch, Violin Concerto Nr. 1, Op. 26 with Sylvia Huang
Hector Berlioz, Symphonie Fantastique 


March 2023 – Classical repertoire project (dir. TBC)

Rehearsals:
20 > 23 March, 2023 | Destelheide

Concerts:
Fri. 24 March, 2023 – 20:00 | Brussels, Flagey
Sat. 25 March, 2023 – 20:00 | TBC

Coaches

Professional musicians at the Brussels Philharmonic, the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra and the Symphony Orchestra of Opera Ballet Vlaanderen will be selecting and coaching the musicians of Youth Orchestra Flanders.

Registration criteria

Youth Orchestra Flanders has set itself the goal of facilitating the connection between the educational world and the professional field. The auditions are meant for students of the Belgian conservatories (regardless of their nationality or level). Talented Belgian musicians who are studying elsewhere (e.g. abroad) are also welcome to the auditions (age range: 15-26 years (incl.) – born between 1996 and 2007). These criteria are valid at the moment you take the audition, i.e. you can still join us if you turn 27 during season 22/23 or finish your studies in Belgium in 2022. 

Evaluation

The evaluation will be carried out by the coaches of Youth Orchestra Flanders. If the student will be receiving academic credit for participating in the project, these credits will be granted by the conservatory based on the individual evaluation form that is provided by the coordinators of Youth Orchestra Flanders to the direction of the conservatory in question. For credits students should apply independently at their institution of education and preferably inform the orchestra’s coordinator.

Questions?

Contact info@youthorchestraflanders.be