Double Bass 100% (1)

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  • Type: Academy

  • Full description

  • Double Bass - 100% (Academy)

  • Obligatory instrument

  • No obligations

  • Number of positions

  • 1

  • Contract Type

  • Academy

  • Duration / Start

  • 01.09.2019 - 30.06.2020

  • Application deadline

  • Closed

  • Additional notes

  • During the academy course, which starts in September 2019, the academists play in up to twelve programs of the orchestra under the guidance of mentors from the orchestra. In addition, the academists attend private lessons given by the principals, and they play chamber music with fellow academists and with members of the orchestra. They participate in various workshops such as auditioning, educational activities and mental training, and they are offered classes in movement and posture training including Alexander Technique. The academists receive RCO Academy certificates on successful completion of the course.

    The RCO Academy offers each participant a stipend of € 1,100,- per month (€ 600,- gross (taxable) compensation and up to € 500,- tax free housing allowance). We require all participants to be present in the Netherlands for the full season (September 2019 through June 2020) and to participate in all activities offered. The academists are responsible for obtaining their health insurance and their housing in Amsterdam.

    Who can apply? Musicians who:
    • were born on or after 1 September 1992 and
    • preferably have a Bachelor’s degree or are studying for a Master’s degree and
    • are holding the nationality of a European Union country plus, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Switzerland. Or are in the possession of a valid Dutch working permit.

    We require a video with good sound quality. The requested repertoire can be found in the application form on

    The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra reserves the right to make a preliminary selection based on letters / video of application.

    The results will be communicated by 22 December 2018.

  • Video applications

  • The orchestra only accepts applications that include videos. Only for pre-selection purposes (obligatory). No live audition replacement.
    Requested repertoire video:
    Dittersdorf or Vanhal Double Bass Concerto - exposition (without cadenza)
    * piano accompaniment is optional

  • Mandatory pieces

  • First round:
    Dittersdorf or Vanhal Double Bass Concerto, first and second movement (without cadenzas). To be played in orchestral tuning.

  • Optional pieces

  • Second round:
    Dittersdorf or Vanhal Double Bass Concerto, first and second movement (without cadenzas). To be played in orchestral tuning.

  • Age limit

  • 26 years

  • Required documents

  • Scan of passport or ID card.

    Work permit (if needed)