Double Bass

The double bass section also has a strong teaching staff and a high percentage of students being appointed in Dutch orchestras. The annual masterclasses by renowned double bass players, such as Szymon Marciniak and Rick Stotijn, are an important component of the training.

Section representative: Olivier Thiery

Admission requirements
Audition candidates will be selected on the basis of a video recording to be submitted digitally via the application form. Recordings must be received by 15 February at the latest.

Preselection
Programme of the candidate's choice of about 10 min with or without piano. If you have any questions, please contact the coordinator Olivier Thiery.

Admission requirements
* 
Mengoli - etude no. 1 (please download the PDF)
* First movements of a classical concerto (with a cadence)
* Bottesini - Elegy no. 1, 2 or 3 (please download the PDF)
* Orchestral excerpts: Beethoven 9th recitative, Mozart 40 and Verdi Othello solo (please download the PDF)

Free bowings and free choice of editions

The pianist who accompanies you during the exam does not transpose. If you intend to play in orchestra tuning, please bring your own piano parts to the exam.

After the two-year course, students will be ready to enter the professional music world at the highest level.

Admission requirements
Audition candidates will be selected on the basis of a video recording to be submitted digitally via the application form. Recordings must be received by 15 February at the latest.

Preselection
Programme of the candidate's choice of about 10 minutes with or without piano.  If you have any questions, please contact the coordinator Olivier Thiery.

Admission requirements 
J.S. Bach - cello suite, OR H. Fryba - suite in an old style: 2 movements
* Vanhal or Dittersdorf - concerto, 1st mvt (until the recap) with a cadence of your choice
* Bottesini or Koussevitsky - concerto, 1st and 2nd mvt.
* Free choice of music from the standard repertoire, approximatively 7 min. (virtuoso piece, solo piece, sonata)

Free bowings and free choice of editions

The pianist who accompanies you during the exam does not transpose. If you intend to play in orchestra tuning, please bring your own piano parts to the exam.

Olivier Thiery section representative & principal subject
Ying Lai Green orchestra training
Felix Lashmar assistant teacher
Rick Stotijn guest teacher

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