BIPO Auditions for Violoncello Section

10 December 2022

The Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra (BIPO) will hold auditions for violoncello section to join the orchestra’s reserve list and expand the musician pool. The audition for the 2022-2023 season will be held on Monday, 6 February 2023 at Borusan Oto 9.55 Hall in Istinye between 10.30-12.30 for violoncello sections. Auditions will be held for violoncello sections, those who are successful at these auditions will be qualified to attend the orchestra's reserve auditions.

There will be no piano accompaniment at the auditions.
The deadline for violoncello audition applications is Friday, 6 January 2023. Please note that late applications will not be evaluated.

Important Notice:  Applicants are required to be not over 30 years old, have completed their undergraduate degree in the conservatory or equivalent school of their relevant instrument and living in Istanbul; a notary approved graduation certificate will be required for the application.

You can download the scores of the required pieces from here (crossed ones excluded)

Required Solo Violoncello Excerpts:
J. S. BACH: Cello Suite, no.2, Sarabande or Menuet

Required Orchestra Excerpts:
L. v. BEETHOVEN: Symphony, no.5
II. Movement (2 passage)
-    From beginning to 10th measure
-    Measures 49-60
III. Movement (2 passage)
-    From beginning to 79th measure
-    Measures 141-218
Applicants will prepare all the solo and orchestral excerpts mentioned.

Please select 1st movement of the following Concerti:

A. DVOŘÁK: Cello Concerto
E. ELGAR: Cello Concerto
J. HAYDN: Cello Concerto in D Major and C Major (with Cadenza)
R. SCHUMANN: Cello Concerto
D. SHOSTAKOVICH: Cello Concerto

Audition Address
Borusan Oto, İstinye
İstinye Mahallesi, Sarıyer Caddesi No: 77
Sarıyer, İstanbul
Starting Time: 10.30

Click to download the application form

You can either file your application personally to Borusan Sanat (at the address above) or send in your filled form by e-mail to Sibil Arsenyan at sarsenyan[at]borusansanat[dot]com.

Borusan Sanat
İstiklal Caddesi No: 160A
34433 Beyoğlu, İstanbul  

When your applications are received, you will be informed. If you do not receive this e-mail, please repeat your application.


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