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Canberra Symphony Orchestra Residency program 2018/19

The Canberra Symphony Orchestra (CSO) is the largest professional performing arts organisation in Australia’s capital city and the largest employer of professional musicians in the region.

Founded in 1950, the Orchestra has had a close association with the Canberra School of Music for many years, and currently performs in Llewellyn Hall at the Australian National University.

Through the inspiration of music, the CSO contributes to the wellbeing of people. We provide a professional axis for established musicians and a professional gateway for Australian early career musicians and composers.

The CSO is initiating an exciting new venture in 2018 with the implementation of an 18 month Residency program. We are seeking outstanding players of the following orchestral string instruments: violin, viola, cello and double bass. The CSO will appoint up to four Residents.

As a successful applicant, you will be employed as a CSO musician in all mainstage subscription concerts (12 indoor and 1 outdoor in 2018), as well as playing in CSO Education, Outreach and Corporate programs. As a Resident you will be required to teach individual students on your principal instrument as part of the program. You will also be provided with professional development to assist with managing the business of your music career.

This program is designed to bring early career musicians to live and work in Canberra, and to contribute to the musical culture of its community. If you are establishing your music career and this immersive opportunity is of interest, we would welcome your application.

 

Key dates

Applications close Friday 9 February 2018, 5pm
Excerpt release Monday 12 February
Auditions­­­­­­
Round 1 recordings due* Friday 2 March, 5pm
Round 1 results notification Monday 12 March
Round 2 Excerpt release Monday 12 March
Round 2, live audition** Monday 26 & Tuesday 27 March
Notification In the week of Tuesday 3 April
Start date 2 July 2018

Interviews will be held at the end of round 2
* Round 1 is via MP3 format only
**Round 2 auditions are live, you must be available in Canberra on these days

 

Set works

Piano accompaniment for all concertos and set works as required.

Violin
Round 1: Mozart Concerto no 4 OR 5, 1st movement exposition only
Round 2: Mozart Concerto no 4 OR 5 1st movement exposition and cadenza, own choice work from romantic or 20th century repertoire

Viola
Round 1: Hoffmeister OR Stamitz Viola Concerto, 1st  movement exposition only
Round 2: Hoffmeister OR Stamitz Viola Concerto,  1st movement, exposition and cadenza plus own choice work

Cello
Round 1: Haydn Concerto in C or D, 1st  movement exposition only
Round 2: Haydn Concerto in C or D, 1st movement, exposition and cadenza plus own choice work

Double Bass
Round 1: Vanhal Double Bass Concerto OR Dittersdorf Double Bass Concerto no 2, 1st movement, exposition only
Round 2: Vanhal Double Bass Concerto OR Dittersdorf Double Bass Concerto no 2, 1st movement, exposition and cadenza, plus own choice work from romantic or 20th century repertoire

 

Eligibility

To be eligible for the CSO Residency program you must be:

  • 30 years of age or under as at 31 December 2018
  • An Australian citizen or permanent resident, or New Zealand citizen

 

Salary

$45,000 plus super.
The successful applicants will be reimbursed up to $500 for travel expenses for attending round 2 auditions.

 

To apply

To apply for this program please email a completed Candidate Information Form AND your current cv to: education@cso.org.au
Please note: incomplete applications will not be accepted.

 

More information

For further information regarding the Residency program, please call Lindy Reksten on 0407 485 266. If phone is unattended please leave a message and your call will be returned.