BIPO Double Bass Section Audition Announcement

6 January 2020

Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra announces auditions for section double bass to be held under the supervision of Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Sascha Goetzel, to join the orchestra’s reserve list and expand the musician pool. The audition for the 2019-2020 season will be held on Wednesday, 12 February 2020 at Borusan Oto 9.55 Hall in İstinye; between 13.00-15.30 for double bass. The application deadline for the audition is Friday, 31 January 2020.

Important Notice:  Applicants are required to be at least 18 years of age.

Excerpts to be prepared for the double bass audition can be downloaded here (excluding the ones crossed out)

Please select 1 movement of the following Concerti (without Cadenza):

G. BOTTESINI: Double Bass Concerto in B minor, No.2
G. BOTTESINI: Double Bass Concerto in F sharp minor, No.1
S. KOUSSEVITZKY: Double Bass Concerto, Op. 3
E. TUBIN: Concerto for Double Bass and Orchestra (1948)
F. HERTL: Double Bass Concerto (1957)
S.B. PORADOWSKI: Double Bass Concerto, Op.26

Double Bass Audition List:

BEETHOVEN: Symphony, No. 5: 
                - Mvmnt 2: 114 -124
                - Mvmnt 3: 100 -160 and 180-218 (Please see attached PDF file)
R. STRAUSS: Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40
                - Reh no “51” to Reh no “63"
P.I. TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 4:
                - Mvmnt 1: 3 msrs after “B” to “C”

Applicants will prepare all excerpts mentioned.
Applicants are responsible for the whole excerpt unless measures are indicated.

Audition Address
Borusan Oto, İstinye
İstinye Mahallesi, Sarıyer Caddesi No: 77
Sarıyer, İstanbul
Double Bass Audition starts at: 13.00

Click here for the Application Form.  

You can submit your application to Borusan Sanat in person or send the completed form to Kerem Sefa Gökbuget at

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

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