Audition for Tuba

1. Date, time and location

  • Date of the audition:      13/03/2023
  • Registration deadline:   28/02/2023

Register via this link:


  • 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: 

C of Bb tuba

Study Blazevich

+ Orchestral excerpts

R. Wagner             Walkürenritt                    
A. Bruckner           Symphony Nr 7                

2nd Round:

F tuba

Concerto     Vaughan Williams    part 1 and 2

+ Orchestral excerpts

       I. Stravinsky             Petrouchka                    


3rd  Round : Orchestral excerpts

Tuba in F
H. Berlioz            King Lear                    
H. Berlioz            Damnation de Faust            
G. Mahler            Symphony #1                
H. Berlioz            Symphony Fantastique            
R. Wagner           Meistersinger Ouverture            

Tuba in C/Bb
S. Prokofieff        Symphony #5                
G. Mahler            Symphony #2                
O. Respighi         Fantane di Roma                
P. Hindemith        Metamorphosen                
R. Strauss           Ein Heldenleben                
N. Rimsky           Korsakoff Sheherazade                        
F. Liszt                Les Préludes                                
P. Tchaikovsky    Symphony #6 finale                            
R. Wagner          Rheingold Wurm motiv                        
S. Prokofiev        Romeo & Julia


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-sectionleader, job title: sectionleader 1st soloist). 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 candidate works closely with the colleagues of the low brass, the section leaders and all other colleagues that are employed at the Belgian National Orchestra. He/she interprets and performs all orchestral parts for tuba and contributes to an outstanding performance. He/she assures the coordination within the own section and with the low brass during rehearsals, performances and recordings to make sure the section functions the most optimal way. He/she assures the leadership and exemplary behavior that comes with the function. He/she takes part in auditions and acts as a coach for occasional academy students or occasional additional players within the section.
A full job description is available on demand.