Audition for TRUMPET

1st Soloist – section leader (coordinated function)
1st Trumpet with obligation 3rd
Obligation to Picollo


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1. The Audition

1.1 Date, time and location

  • Date of the audition: 20/02/2023
  • Registration deadline: 01/02/2023



  • The candidates are divided into groups. Everyone will be assigned an individual application time via e-mail during the week before the audition.
  • The audition starts at 10h00



  • Audition Entrance: Residence Palace – Floor -1

         Wetstraat 155, 1040 Brussels

         There will be signage to follow

How to get there:

  • Metro lines 1 & 5 Stop Maelbeeck
    Exit Etterbeeksesteenweg
  • Bus lines 59 & 64 stop Maelbeeck
  • Train Station Shuman

2. Program

1st Round:
Concerto J. Haydn - on trumpet Bb – 1st Movement – without cadenza
+ Orchestral excerpts

Lv. Beethoven Leonore ouvertures 2 & 3 2pg
M. Ravel Concerto for Piano in G 4pg
O. Respighi Pini di Roma (solo offstage ) 1pg


2nd Round:
Concerto H. Tomasi – 1st movement – without cadenza
+ Orchestral excerpts

G. Mahler Symphony #5 4pg
J. Brahms Symphony #2 1pg


3rd Round : Orchestral excerpts

B. Bartok Concerto for Orchestra 4pg
G. Mahler Symphony #3 (on trumpet) 2 pg
J.S. Bach Magnificat (on piccolo) 1 pg
M.Mussorgski Pictures at an Exhibition 2 pg
O. Respighi Pini di Roma 2 pg
R. Strauss Ein Heldenleben 5 pg
R. Strauss Don Juan 3 pg
G. Gershwin Concerto in F 1 pg
I. Stravinsky Petrushka 2 pg
I. Stravinsky Firebird 1 pg
N. Rimsky-Korsakov Sheherazade 5 pg


2. Regulations

2.1 registration:

Candidates can apply for the audition through Muvac.

2.2 process of the audition:

The Chairman of the jury is the Music Director.
The order of the program is determined by the jury the day of the audition.
All rounds are eliminating.
The Belgian National Orchestra reserves the right to spread the audition over several days in the event that the different rounds cannot be completed in one day (e.g. due to high number of registered candidates).

2.3 piano accompaniment during the audition:

The orchestra provides a pianist-accompanist for the candidates throughout the different rounds of the audition.

3. Employment conditions

The candidate taking up the position has to be laureate of the audition and fulfill the general conditions for admission. Non-EU candidates have to comply with the laws of immigration.

The candidate is recruited on the basis of fulltime employment (100%) with salary based on scale S02 (scale 1st soloist-section leader, job title: 1st soloist-section leader). For all questions relating to remuneration and valorisation of relevant work experience, please send an e-mail to

The laureate who takes up the position is offered a fixed-term contract of minimum 6 months to maximum 12 months. After this time and in case of 2 positive evaluations (after 6 and 12 months), a renewal of the contract (unlimited term) can be proposed.
The candidate works closely with the colleagues within the section, the section leader and all other colleagues. He/she interprets and performs orchestral parts in order to contribute to an optimal performance. He/she assures the coordination within the own section during rehearsals, performances and recordings to make sure the section functions the most optimal way on the musical side. He/she assures the leadership task that comes with the function. He/she takes part in auditions and acts as a coach for (new) members within the section.