Audition for Alto - Tutti

1. The Audition

1.1 Date, time and location

  • Date of the audition: 19/02/2024
  • Registration deadline: 04/02/2024


  • 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:

1st movement of Classical Concerto (Hoffmeister or Stamitz) with piano (without the cadenza).

Orchestral excerpts

W.A. Mozart Nozze di Figaro
R. Strauss Don Juan

2nd round:

Solo piece
One movement from any J. S. Bach cello suite

Orchestral excerpts

M. Ravel Daphnis & Chloé
D. Shostakovich Symphony n° 5
S. Prokofiev Classical symphony
F. Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night's Dream
S. Rachmaninoff Piano concerto n° 3
J. Brahms Haydn Variations


3th round

1st mvt of a romantic concerto
(Walton, Bartok, Bowen, Hindemith) with piano.

To be played with the principal violist and Maestro Hermus conducting

H. Berlioz Roman Carnival
L.v. Beethoven Symphony n° 5
J. Brahms Symphony n° 4


To be played with the principal violist:

J.S. Bach Brandenburg Cto n° 6


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.

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 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 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.