Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra will hold auditions for its section viola. Auditions will be held for the second and third desks of the section viola. Permanent positions for violists on the third, fourth, fifth and sixth chairs will be granted according to the results of the auditions. Auditions for the 2017–2018 season will be held on Saturday, December 9, 2017 between 17:30-22:30 hours at Borusan Oto’s 9.55 Hall in İstinye.
There will be NO piano accompaniment at the auditions.
The application deadline for section viola auditions is Friday, September 15, 2015.
Please note that late applications will NOT be evaluated.
Borusan Oto, İstinye
İstinye Mahallesi, Sarıyer Caddesi No: 77
Audition Begins At: 17:30
Applications may either be submitted in person to Borusan Sanat or e-mailed to
Kerem Sefa Gökbuget at keremg [at] borusansanat [dot] com
İstiklal Cad. No: 160A
34433 Beyoğlu, Istanbul
Viola Audition List
Applicants should prepare one of the given solo viola excerpts of their choosing.
All applicants will prepare Hoffmeister’s Viola Concerto in D Major.
Applicants will prepare all the orchestral excerpts mentioned.
Applicants are responsible for the whole excerpt unless measures are indicated.
Hoffmeister: Viola Concerto in D Major, 1st movt, (without cadenza)
Solo Viola Excerpts:
Stamitz: Viola Concerto in D Major, Op.1, 1st movt, (without cadenza)
Walton: Viola Concerto, 1st movt
Bartók: Viola Concerto, Sz. 120, BB 128, 1st movt
Hindemith: Der Schwanendreher, viola concerto, 1st movt
Viola and Orchestra:
Strauss: Don Juan, Op.20
Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Scherzo
Mahler: Symphony No.10, (Andante to 15th measure)
Brahms: Symphony No.4 in E minor, Op.98, 4th movt (measures 41-80)
Mozart: Symphony No.35 in D Major, KV385, 1st movt (measures 41-71 and 134-181)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.6 in B minor, Op.74, “Pathétique”, 1st movt, (measures 19-62)
Beethoven: Symphony No.5 in C minor, Op.67, 2nd movt (beginning to 10th measure, measures 49-59 and 98-106)
Smetana: Die Verkaufte Braut (The Bartered Bride), (measures 1-8 and 52-111)
*Audition dates may be subject to change due to the number of applicants.