At all NJO auditions (and first round EUYO auditions when combined with NJO), musicians will be asked to play a selection from the NJO orchestral excerpts listed below.
Candidates ONLY applying for EUYO (both 1st and 2nd rounds) need to prepare EUYO excerpts.
Although candidates may be asked to play only a selection of the orchestral excerpts, all of them should be prepared. Read more about the auditions on our Audition information page and the underlying pages.
- Woodwind players should prepare all orchestra excerpts for their main instrument; preparation of orchestra excerpts for auxiliary instruments is not mandatory, but strongly advised. Read all about auditioning for auxiliary instruments in How to prepare.
- The list with excerpts may be subject to change, so please make sure you prepare the right excerpts. If you have any questions, please contact NJO Orchestra Manager Twan Dubbers twan njon.nl
You will find the list of orchestral excerpts below. This list has last been updated on 31 October 2022.
Violin concertmaster / (co-)principal
Brahms - Symphony No. 1 - II
Brahms - Piano Concerto No. 2
Double bass (orchestral tuning)
Strauss - Don Juan
Rossini - Scala di Seta (The silken ladder)
Ravel - Le Tombeau de Couperin
Beethoven - Symphony No. 3
J.S. Bach - Ich habe genug BWV 82 (until the fermata; up to and including measure 34)
Timpani / Percussion
Mahler - Symphony No. 3
Delécluse - Test-Claire