Monday, October 27, 2014

SSO's Auditions for President’s Young Performers Concert 2015

Here's an opportunity for those aspiring to perform a concerto with the SSO. All the best!

Auditions for President’s Young Performers Concert 2015

The Singapore Symphony Orchestra calls for applications from outstanding young musicians for the SSO President's Young Performers Concert 2015. Auditions will be held for shortlisted Singaporean conductors and musicians performing on Western classical instruments such as strings, woodwind, brass and percussion.

Successful candidates will perform as soloist in a concerto with the national orchestra in July or August 2015. The event will be graced by the President of the Republic of Singapore, His Excellency Tony Tan Keng Yam, who is also the Patron of the SSO.

Applicants should be Singapore citizens. Instrumentalists should be no more than 25 years of age, and conductors, no more than 35 years of age, as of 1 July 2015. They are invited to send in, by 15 December 2014, their biography including their date of birth, musical background and contact information as well as a non-returnable DVD recording of their performance of one movement of a concerto, with work and performer’s name clearly indicated on the DVD, to the following address:

c/o Singapore Symphony Orchestra Programming Department
11 Empress Place #01-02
Victoria Concert Hall
Singapore 179558

Shortlisted applicants will be notified in January 2015 to perform a complete concerto in a live audition taking place between January and February 2015. Applicants should arrange for their own pianists to play the orchestral part during the live audition.

Past performers have included conductors Darrell Ang and Joshua Tan, violinists Chan Yoong-Han, Grace Lee, Yang Shuxiang and Gabriel Ng, saxophonist Samuel Phua as well as pianists Li Churen, Abigail Sin, Lim Yan, Jonathan Chua and Gavin Jared Bala.

We regret we are unable to entertain personal inquiries pertaining to the status of individual applications.

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