Thursday, April 19, 2012

Lots of auditions

The Liverpool Phil audition was in Feb. That went well and I am about to do 3 small chunks of work on trial in April. Next was the Northern Sinfonia in March - I thought I played well, but the panel didnt agree. And its thier view that counts. The next one was Tuesday, principal audition for the BBC National Orchestra of Wales on April 17th.

It is fascinating how different orchestras run auditions. In 2012 to date:-

Liverpool Phil - only one person on the panel

Northern Sinfonia - listened to my solo stuff, then excerpts (can you believe there was no Beethoven on the list!) then they all got up and joined me for some chamber music, in the audition!

The Philharmonia - I didnt even get an audition for a tutti job. I am about to do my 5th audition for front desk jobs in the "provinces", to date the 4 I have done have resulted in 2 trials and I dont even make it to an audition with the Phil.

BBC National Orchestra of Wales - no Mozart on the list
And Opera North have just advertised a no2 job.....yet another front desk job in the UK.