17 - 19 JUNE 2024
Candidates prepare all following works, and will receive the exact selection upon arrival in Rotterdam.
Beethoven – Symphony no.4, Op 60
Mendelssohn – Selection from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op 61 – Overture / Scherzo / Con moto tranquillo (Notturno)
Britten – Simple Symphony, Op 4
Each candidate plays one movement Beethoven OR Mendelssohn plus a movement from Britten
Rossini – Overture Il signor Bruschino
Rossini – Overture La Scala di seta
Stravinsky – Concerto in D for strings – Mvmt 1 Vivace
Bartók – Divertimento for Strings, BB118 – Mvmt 1 Allegro non troppo
Each candidate plays a movement from Stravinsky OR Bartók plus one Rossini overture
1 - 13 June 2025
Repertoire is assigned to candidates based on a draw of lots on 20 June 2024.
Orchestra of the 18th Century
& pianist Ronald Brautigam
Compulsory newly commissioned work by Mathilde Wantenaar
15-minute free choice programme with a free selection of accessible music.
With the inclusion of one work composed by a female composer.
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and Laurens Symphony Chorus
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra