China NCPA Orchestra 2021 Audition Opens

NCPA September/28/2021
General Information
 
Music Director: LÜ Jia
Conductor Laureate: Zuohuang Chen

China NCPA Orchestra
is the resident orchestra of the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), Beijing. Since its founding in 2010, the orchestra has fast established itself as one of the most adventurous and dynamic orchestras in the country and earned an international reputation through extensive performances abroad.

Artists associated with the orchestra included Zubin Mehta, Valery Gergiev, Myung-Whun Chung, Fabio Luisi, Christoph Eschenbach, Shao-Chia Lü, ZHANG Xian, Rudolf Buchbinder, Lang Lang, Stephen Kovacevich, Yuja Wang, WANG Jian, Gautier Capucon, Kyung Wha Chung, Vadim Repin, Placido Domingo, Renee Fleming, and Leo Nucci among many others. Lorin Maazel worked closely with the orchestra before his passing and praised the musicians for their “amazing professionalism and great passion in music”.

The orchestra has gained critical acclaim for its performances in NCPA’s opera productions of not only classical repertoire such as Tristan and Isolde, Der Rosenkavalier, Tosca and Aida, but also newly commissioned works like The Rickshaw Boy, The Long March, and The Jinsha River. In its own orchestral concert season, it has consistently presented creative and diverse programmes. Their performance of The Ring without Words with its creator, Lorin Maazel, was released on SONY Classics worldwide. The orchestra also gave the Chinese premieres of works by Toru Takemitsu, et al, commissioned and world premiered many works by Michael Gordon, Augusta Read Thomas, Qigang Chen, and ZHAO Jiping, et al.

Alongside its concert series, the orchestra has received widespread praise for its international appearances at the Kissingen Summer Music Festival and the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival and concerts in many cities in Germany, as well as in Sydney, Singapore, Seoul, Daegu, Abu Dhabi, Taipei and Macau. In 2014, the orchestra undertook its first North American tour and returned in 2017, where it performed at Carnegie Hall, Chicago Symphony Center, Davies Symphony Hall and other major venues in the US and Canada, under the baton of LÜ Jia. Musical America praised its “joyful confidence and youthful strength”. Concerto Net described it as “a polished, first rate ensemble”.
 
Vacancies
1. PrincipalHarp
2. Associate Principal:Double Bass 

Audition
Date: November 14th, 2021
Location: NCPA, Beijing, China
Deadline of Application: October 31st, 2021
 
Requirement
1. Applicants should be of sound character and possess good professional ethics. Performing experiences with a professional orchestra is required.
2. Able to rehearse and communicate with others in English.
 
Employment and Remuneration
Candidates who pass the audition will sign a contract of full-time employment with the orchestra and formally become a member of the Orchestra after passing the probationary period.
 
All members of the Orchestra receive job-based monthly salary, rehearsal fee and performance fee, plus allowances for housing, working meal and instrument accessories, and are entitled to 4 weeks of annual vacation, 4 weeks of personal leave and related social insurances.
 
Application
Please send following documents via email (info@ncpaorchestra.com) in advance, please put “Applied position + Name” in the subject field of the email.
1. Completed Application Form
2. Copies of ID card / Passport, graduation certificates, diplomas, award certificates and other professional certificates (if any) 

Audition
1. Solo Repertoire: Please refer to “2021 China NCPA Orchestra Audition Experts”. Content should be exactly as per requirements and set list. Please note that failure adhere to the requirements may result in disqualification.
2. Orchestral Excerpts: Please see “2021 China NCPA Orchestra Audition Experts”. For requesting listed excerpts, please send completed application form to info@ncpaorchestra.com in advance, excepts will be sent to qualified applicants via email.
 
The Audition Committee of China NCPA Orchestra reserves the right to reject any candidate it deems unsuitable. All information pertains to the auditions will be sent by e-mail to the applicants.

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