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Kingsland Resident Artists program 2018/19 – APPLICATIONS CLOSED

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.

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.

We provide a professional axis for established musicians and a professional gateway for Australian early career musicians and composers.

A CSO Residency is a perfect springboard to your career. CSO Residents will live in Canberra and will be offered the following professional development opportunities.

  • Perform in all CSO concerts.
  • Small ensemble and chamber music opportunities with established CSO Musicians.
  • Professional experience in Education, Corporate, and Outreach programs.
  • Workshops on career development.
  • Assistance in building a teaching studio.
  • Individual and ensemble teaching in selected CSO partnerships.

If this immersive opportunity is of interest, we would welcome your application.

 

Key dates

Applications close Sunday 18 February 2018, 5pm
Round 1 Excerpt release Tuesday 20 February
Auditions­­­­­­
Round 1 recordings due* Tuesday 6 March, 5pm
Round 1 results notification Tuesday 13 March
Round 2 Excerpt release Tuesday 13 March
Round 2, live audition** 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

 

Audition Requirements

Piano accompaniment required for Round 1 only.

Violin
Round 1: Mozart Concerto no 4 OR 5, 1st movement exposition only, plus Round 1 orchestral excerpts.
Round 2: Own choice work from romantic or 20th century repertoire, plus Round 2 orchestral excerpts.

Viola
Round 1: Hoffmeister OR Stamitz Viola Concerto, 1st  movement exposition only, plus Round 1 orchestral excerpts.
Round 2: Own choice work from romantic or 20th century repertoire, plus Round 2 orchestral excerpts.

Cello
Round 1: Haydn Concerto in C or D, 1st  movement exposition only, plus Round 1 orchestral excerpts.
Round 2: Own choice work from romantic or 20th century repertoire, plus Round 2 orchestral excerpts.

Double Bass
Round 1: Vanhal Double Bass Concerto OR Dittersdorf Double Bass Concerto no 2, 1st movement, exposition only, plus Round 1 orchestral excerpts.
Round 2: Own choice work from romantic or 20th century repertoire, plus Round 2 orchestral excerpts.

 

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, per annum.
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.