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Applications are sought from musicians of outstanding ability for the following position with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

Section Double Bass

Audition Dates
Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 October 2021
Candidates must be available for both whole days.

Requirements for the audition are as follows:

  • First movement from:
    Koussevitzky Double Bass Concerto, OR
    Bottesini Concerto for Double Bass, No.2 in B minor, with cadenza;
  • PLUS the first movement, including cadenzas, from
    Dittersdorf Double Bass Concerto in D major, OR
    Vanhal Double Bass Concerto in C;
  • PLUS orchestral excerpts

These auditions are to be played in orchestral tuning.

The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra offers an attractive salary package for the successful candidates. Please note that this position is only available to Citizens of Australia or New Zealand, Permanent Residents of Australia or those that have the legal right to work in Australia.

Applicants wishing to send a recording should advise this upon application and as soon as possible.

Application Details

To apply, please email a CV (including mailing address, phone number and email address) to:

Auditions Coordinator
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Applications by mail will not accepted.

Applications close on Monday 13 September.

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