1st Violin - Tutti

1. The Audition 

1.1 Date, time and location

  • Date of the audition: 18/03/2024
  • Registration deadline: 03/03/2024


  • 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 Schuman


2. Program

1st round

Violinconcerto Mozart n° 3 (G), n° 4 (D) or n° 5 (A): 1st Movement without cadenza.

2nd round 

Violinconcerto Sibelius, Tchaikowsky, Brahms, Beethoven, Mendelssohn: 1st movement with cadenza. 

3th round 

Orchestral excerpts

Beethoven  Symphony N° 3 Mvt 3 Scherzo
Brahms  Symphony N° 2 Mvt 1 (E-F)
Strauss  Don Juan page 1
Mozart Symphony N° 39 Mvt 4 Final (until A)
Mozart Symphony N° 41 Mvt 2 (bar 62-71)
Ravel La Valse (Figure 85-96)
Debussy La mer (Figure 33 – 38 bar 6)
Mahler Symphony N° 1 Mvt 4 Finale (Figure 16-19)
Bartók Miraculous Mandarin (4 bars before figure 56 – 58, Figure 64-71)
Stravinsky Firebird (Figure 9 until end of the variation)
Shostakovich Symphony N° 10 Mvt 2 (Figure 94-98)
Mendelssohn A Midsummernight’s Dream Scherzo (Page 1)
Tchaikovsky Symphony N° 5 Mvt 2 (Figure 111-128)


3. Regulations


Candidates can apply for the audition through Muvac: https://www.muvac.com/en/vacancy/belgian-national-orchestra-31n78j8y

3.2. process of the audition:

The Chairman of the jury is the Chief Conductor.

The order of the program is determined by the jury the day of the audition.
Applicants can be eliminated in any round.

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).

3.3. piano accompaniment during the audition:

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


4. 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 3.623,51 € (gross salary) based on scale S04 (scale instrumentist). For all questions relating to remuneration and valorisation of relevant work experience, please send an e-mail to hr@nationalorchestra.be
The laureate who takes up the position is offered a fixed-term contract of minimum 6 months to maximum 12 months. After this period and after a positive evaluation at the end, a renewal of the contract (unlimited term) can be proposed. 

The musician reports to and follows the performance directions of the Principal(s), Concertmaster(s), and Conductor(s). She/he must have outstanding professional playing abilities, knowledge of the range of orchestral repertoire, and contribute to performances that meet the highest musical standards. She/he must be an effective and committed team player in a diverse work environment, demonstrating respect for others by being fully prepared before the first rehearsal and contributing to safeguarding a climate where artistic excellence flourishes. She/he will prepare her/his own parts and participate in audition panels, trial assessment meetings, and other orchestral meetings with due regard to confidentiality.
A full job description is available on demand.