Audition for 2nd Violin - Tutti

1. The Audition

1.1 Date, time and location

  • Date of the audition: 26/02/2024
  • Registration deadline: 11/02/2024


  • 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:

W.A. Mozart 1st movement (without the cadenza) from one of following concertos:
3 G dur - 4 D dur - 5 A dur

2nd round:

1st movement (with cadenza) of one of following concertos:
P.I. Tchaikovsky - J. Brahms - J. Sibelius - Lv. Beethoven - F. Mendelssohn

3th round:

Orchestral excerpts

R. Strauss Don Juan
F. Mendelssohn Scherzo from Midsummer Night's Dream
A. Bruckner Symphony N° 9 Adagio
C. Bartok Concerto pour orchestre Finale
L.v. Beethoven Symphony N° 3 Scherzo
J. Brahms Piano Concerto N° 1 Finale
P.I. Tchaikovsky Symphony N° 5 Movement 2
W.A. Mozart Symphony N° 41 Jupiter Finale
M. Ravel Daphnis & Chloé
D. Shostakovich Symphony N° 10 Movement 2
G. Mahler Symphony N° 1 Titan Finale
S. Prokovief Piano concerto N° 3


3. Regulations

3.1 registration:
Candidates can apply for the audition through Muvac:

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
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 wil l 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.