Audition Material

Audition Material

RTÉ Concert Orchestra

AUDITION No. 3 (Principal) and Tutti Violin 1 RTÉ Concert Orchestra

Auditions will be held on Saturday & Sunday March 5 & 6, 2016 in Studio 1, Radio Centre, RTÉ, Donnybrook, Dublin 4.

An accompanist will be provided or candidates may bring their own accompanist.


The first movement of a Concerto No. 3, 4, OR 5 by Mozart.


A contrasting concerto movement.


At the audition each candidate will be given prepared orchestral excerpts to perform, copies of which are available at the links below.

No.3 Principal Violin please prepare:

Tutti Violin 1 please prepare:

The candidate will also receive sight reading.

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra

Sub-Principal 1, Percussion - Auditions 2015

Candidates will be expected the play the Delécluse Study No.9 from Twelve Pieces for Snare Drum and a selection from the following orchestral excerpts:

1. Bass drum and cymbals excerpts

2. Glockenspel and triangle excerpts

3. Snare drum excerpts

4. Tambourine excerpts

5. Xylophone and vibraphone excerpts

More info here.

Associate Principal Viola Auditions 2015:

Candidates will be expected to play:

  1. 1st movement of either the Walton OR Bartók Viola Concertos
  2. 1st movement (with cadenza) of either Hoffmeister OR Stamitz Viola Concertos

More info here.

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