New violin auditions

By Theresia

January 6, 2015

The Theresia Youth Baroque Orchestra (TYBO) organises a series of auditions to recruit young musicians for the orchestra in preparation of the 2015-2016 productions, concerts and stages.

The Theresia Youth Baroque Orchestra (TYBO) requires availability for the following remunerated stage & concert periods:
a) 4-10 May 2015, stage & concerts in Italy, Claudio Astronio conducting
b) 15-25 August 2015, stage & concerts in Italy, Chiara Banchini conducting

Further availability for late October 2015 and mid-March 2016 can be required at the auditions.

The audition will be held in Milan, Civica Scuola di Musica Claudio Abbado – Fondazione Milano, Villa Simonetta (Via Stilicone, 36) on Thursday 29 January 2015. Detailed information on venue and performance timing will be notified to all participants in due time.

The audition is open to the following classical instruments: VIOLIN

The audition is open to professional musicians (including advanced students) born after 1st January 1986.

In-depth knowledge of performance praxis on authentic instruments is a mandatory requirement.

The use of copies of authentic instruments (classical era) is a mandatory requirement.

Participants must 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
To be sent not later than Saturday 24 January 2015.

Claudio Astronio, Permanent Musical Director of TYBO.
Esther Crazzolara, TYBO Concertmeister.
Antonio Frigé, Early Music Coordinator, Civica Scuola di Musica, Milan.
Mario Martinoli, Founder and Artistic Director of TYBO.

The candidates are warmly invited to bring with them the scores of the audition program.

Orchestral passages will be played by the candidates a solo, without accompanying instruments.

A maximum number of 15 musicians will be admitted to the auditions. In case of the reception of more than 15 applications, the 15 youngest musicians will be admitted to the auditions.

For any query or additional information on the auditions and Theresia, please send an email to


VIOLIN (3 positions available)

1) Two movements at choice and contrasting in character from a sonata by a baroque master (A=430 Hz or A=415 Hz at the choice of the candidate)
2) Two movements at choice and contrasting in character from a sonata by a classical master (A=430 Hz)
3) W.A. Mozart, Symphony n. 35 in D major K 535 “Haffner”, 1st and 4th movements (A=430 Hz)
4) Sight reading

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