New auditions for violins, cellos, basses, oboes, traversos, basoons and horns!

By Theresia

March 6, 2013

The THERESIA Youth Baroque Orchestra (TYBO) organises a series of auditions to recruit young musicians for the orchestra in preparation of the 2013-2015 productions, remunerated concerts and stages.

Core of the TYBO programs is the classical repertoire (1750-1800) played on period instruments (A=430Hz).

The audition will be held in Bolzano (Italy) on Saturday 20th April and Sunday 21st April 2013.

Detailed information on venue and performance timing will be notified to all participants in due time.

The audition is open to the following baroque instruments:
– violin
– cello
– contrabass
– traverse flute
– oboe
– bassoon
– horn

The audition is open to professional musicians (including advanced students) born after 1st January 1982.
In-depth knowledge of performance praxis on authentic instruments is a mandatory requirement.

Participants shall send an email to ** containing:
– name
– surname
– date and place of birth
– nationality
– physical address
– email address
– phone number
– detailed CV
– scanned copy of passport or identity card.

Applications must be sent to ** not later than Sunday 14 April 2013.

Claudio Astronio, permanent musical director of TYBO.
Esther Crazzolara, first violin of TYBO.
Luigi Lupo, traverso player.
Mario Martinoli, founder and artistic director of TYBO.

The pitch for the audition is A=415 Hz.

The candidates are warmly invited to bring with them the full scores, or piano reductions, of the pieces they intend to play in the auditions.

A maximum number of 45 musicians will be admitted to the audition.
In case of the reception of more than 45 applications, the 45 younges musicians will be admitted, provided that the audition shall include:
– At least 3 applicants per instrument
– All applicants resident in the regions Trentino, South Tyrol or Tyrol.



1) W.A. Mozart, Symphony n. 41 in C major K 551 “Jupiter”, 4th movement


W.A. Mozart, Symphony n. 39 in E-flat major major K 543, 3rd movement, Finale (first part only)

2) Two movements (in total) at choice and contrasting in character from F.M. Veracini, Sonate Accademiche and A. Corelli, Sonate a violino e violone op. 5

3) Two movements at choice from W.A. Mozart sonatas for violin and piano (cembalo).

4) Sight reading.


1) F.J. Haydn, Concert for cello and orchestra in C major, 1st movement.

2) Two movements at choice and contrasting in character from F.S. Geminiani, Sonatas for cello and continuo op. 5.


1) J.S. Bach, Concerto in a minor for 2 violins BWV 1043, 1st movement

2) J.S. Bach, Matthäus Passion BWV 244, 1st movement, opening choir “Kommt ihr Töchter”.

3) W.A. Mozart, Symphony n. 35 in D major K 535 “Haffner”, 1st and 4th movement


1) J.S. Bach, Sonata in E major BWV 1035, 1st and 2nd movement

2) C.P.E. Bach, Two movements contrasting in character at free choice from any of the concert for traverso and orchestra


1) J.D. Zelenka, Sonata n. 5 in F major ZWV181, 2nd and 3rd movement (first oboe)


J.S. Bach, Brandeburg Concerto n. 2 in F major BWV1047, all movements.

2) L.A. Lebrun, Concerto n. 1 in d minor, 1st movement (pitch A=430 Hz allowed!)


C.P.E. Bach, Two movements contrasting in character at free choice from any of the concert for oboe and orchestra


1) W.A. Mozart, Concerto in B-flat major KV191, 1st movement

2) J.D. Zelenka, Sonata n. 5 in F major ZWV181, 1st and 2nd movement


1) J.S. Bach, Brandeburg, Concerto n. 1 in F major BWV 1046, all movements

2) W.A. Mozart, Concert n.4 in E-flat major KV495, 1st movement

3) L. van Beethoven, Symphony n, 7 in A major op. 92, 1st movement (first horn)

More information on TYBO and the auditions will be available at and on the TYBO Facebook page.

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