7 April 2017

ORCHESTRA ENSEMBLE KANAZAWA AUDITION

1. Position

  • Principal Contrabass : One position

2. Eligibility

  • The OEK is an equal opportunity employer

3. Application deadline

  • Application must arrive by 8 June 2017 by post

4. Auditions

Auditions will be held in three rounds

  • [Preliminary] Recording Audition
    • Applicants should send a detailed resume and your recording of the required repertoire in CD format.
  • [First Round] Live Audition with piano accompaniment for those who passed the Preliminary round.
    24 July 2017 at Ishikawa Ongakudo Concert Hall (Kanazawa, Japan)
  • [Second Round] Live Audition with piano accompaniment for those who passed the First round.
    25 July 2017 at Ishikawa Ongakudo Concert Hall (Kanazawa, Japan)
    • Rehearsal with an accompanist who arranged by OEK will be scheduled on 23 July. (9 April 2017 added)
  • Repertoire Lists
    • [Preliminary] Please submit a recording 1 and 2 in the following order.
      1. Dittersdorf: Contrabass Concerto in E-major, 1st movement (Schott music edition) including the Gruber Cadenza
        *Play in D-major as Orchestral Tuning
      2. Orchestra excerpts
    • [First and Second Round] Please play the following 1, 2 and 3
      1. Dittersdorf: Contrabass Concerto in E-major, 1st and 2nd movement (Schott music edition) including the Gruber Cadenza (1st movement only)
        *Play in D-major in 1st movement and in G-major in 2nd movement as Orchestral tuning
      2. Koussevitzky: Contrabass Conceto in F-sharp minor, 1st movement
        *play in E-minor as Orchestral tuning
      3. Orchestra excerpts (The detail will be informed to those who pass the preliminary round)

5. How to Apply

  • You must submit the following materials by post.
    1. Application form for OEK audition
    2. Recording in CD format
    • You may download the Application form and Music for preliminary round from this page.
    • Please check your recording before sending.
    • All submitted docments and recordings are not returnable.

6. Result

All applicants will receive a notification of the Preliminary result by e-mail. If you don't receive the notification by 19 June 2017, Please contact with OEK.

7. Employment Conditions

  • Yearly salary; This contract is renewed annually
    • 8,000,000JPY (for Princilpal, a year, including TAX)
    • Social insurance and national health insurance system included

8. Trial Period

  • Trial period is 6 months
  • Final decision will be made by the Music director and Orchestra members

9 Note

  • Candidate is responsible for all travel and accommodation expenses for the live rounds
  • The winning candidate will be interviewed for approval by the Ishikawa Orchestra Foundation
  • This audition is also open to the OEK members who wish to be promoted to principal position.

Contact Infomation

The Ishikawa Orchestra Foundation / Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa
Showa-machi 20-1, Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan 920-0856
Department of Audition
Tsuyoshi Tokobo (Mr.) Koichi Takao (Mr.)
TEL +81-76-232-0171
FAX +81-76-232-0172
E-mailFaudition-oek@oek.jp

DOWNLOAD your form and musics

Application Form (for All Applicants, PDF)
Orchestra Excerpts for Preliminary (for Contrabass, PDF)