2023 NSYO Summer Application
Dates: July 14 to July 26, 2023; including rehearsals and concert tour around Taiwan
Rehearsal Venue: Miaobei Art Center
Concert Tour Venues: Miaobei Art Center, Nantou Cultural Center, Taitung Art and Culture Center Auditorium, National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying), National Concert Hall
Orchestral performance skills are cultivated over a long time. To nurture more proficient orchestra musicians of the future, the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) is launching the National Symphony Youth Orchestra (NSYO) in the summer of 2023, providing young local and international musicians with the opportunity to study in-depth alongside and give joint performances with NSO and with internationally renowned musicians. NSO Music Director Jun Märkl will be the conductor of the first NSYO project, with violinist Carolin Widmann as soloist. NSO principals will be instructors during the first week of intensive rehearsals. Then NSYO will tour around Taiwan in the following week.
Conductor: Jun Märkl
Violin: Carolin Widmann
Toshio Hosokawa: Woven Dreams
Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Violin Concerto in D major, Op.35
Igor Stravinsky: The Firebird suite (1919 Version)
Ottorino Respighi: Pini di Roma
Date of birth from July 1, 1998 to July 1, 2011
Violin, Viola, Cello, Double bass
Flute & Piccolo, Oboe & English horn*, Clarinet, Bassoon
Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba
Percussion & Timpani
* Optional Instrument
- Due by 17:00 on Friday, January 13, 2023.
- Application fee: NT$500; see application form for wire transfer information
- Fill out the application form completely ; attach a proof of application fee payment and indicate applicant's name.
- Applicants under 18 years old by the January 13, 2023, must submit a letter of consent from their guardian. (Please see attachment below)
- Applicants must prepare a 5-minute excerpt from a solo piece or concerto, with or without piano accompaniment.
- Orchestra excerpts.
- On-site auditions will be held from February 7 to 10 2023 in Taipei and Kaohsiung. Details will follow. Those who cannot attend an on-site audition may submit a video recording for their audition.
- Video audition: recordings must be one continuous take; no editing is allowed. Please state your name and instrument at the start of the recording. Upload your completed recording to YouTube, set visibility to "Unlisted", and send the link to firstname.lastname@example.org before January 30, 2023. You may submit the application from first.
To be announced on March 15, 2023. Selected applicants will be notified by March 30, 2023.
NT$30,000 (includes rehearsal tuition, accommodation during rehearsal and tour period, three meals daily during rehearsal period and concerts, and transportation for concert tour)
Grant Aid and Scholarship
A grant can be specially provided by NSO to those in need. A separate scholarship is offered to those with outstanding performance.
Taiwan Philharmonic, the National Symphony Orchestra
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