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Venue: Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS
 
Audition dates:
 
9 MARCH 2024 (closed)
Woodwind (Flute, Oboe, Bassoon), Brass & Percussion
 
17 MARCH 2024 (closed)
Strings (Violin, Viola & Cello)

19 MAY 2024 (closed)
Woodwind (Flute, Oboe, Bassoon), Brass & Percussion
Strings (Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass & Harp)

25 AUGUST 2024
Woodwind (Flute, Oboe, Bassoon), Brass & Percussion
Strings (Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass & Harp)

Woodwinds

Oboe

Flute

Clarinet

Bassoon

All audition applications are now closed.
Please note that all panel decisions are final and no correspondence regarding the decision will be entertained.

Additional Information

 

Please email your details below:

Age:

Grade:

Years of playing:

Address:

Eligibility:

  • Between the ages of 10 and 28 during the audition year.*

  • Possesses a minimum of Grade 7 ABRSM (Associated Board of the Royal School of Music) or auditioned to at least the equivalent standard.**

  • Continue to take lessons on the first choice instrument.

  • Holder of a Malaysian passport/Identification Card.

 

*Exception to the age requirement is at the discretion of the MPYO.

** Please note that proof of age, citizenship, and ABRSM (or equivalent) level achieved may be requested. For piano auditions, musicians must have a minimum of Grade 8 ABRSM (Associated Board of the Royal School of Music) or audition to the equivalent standard.

Video Audition Requirements:

Woodwinds:

             Oboe

             Should be able to play or willing to learn to play the English horn.

NOTE: ALL excerpts and one solo piece are to be prepared, no cuts are allowed between excerpts and need to record continuously like a live audition.

 

             Bassoon

             Should be able to play or willing to learn to play the contrabassoon.

NOTE: ALL excerpts are to be prepared, no cuts are allowed between excerpts and need to record continuously like a live audition.

Brass

Horn

Trumpet

Tenor Trombone

Percussions

Percussions

bassoon, horn, trumpet, tenor trombone

Below are the details for excerpts:

 

Oboe Orchestra Excerpts

1. Tchaikovsky – Swan Lake Ballet (Solo parts).

2. Bartok – Concerto for Orchestra (2nd movement - *1st and 2nd oboe part).

3. One solo piece (free choice) – A movement from a concerto or an etude.

4. Chromatic scale – Starting on low C and 2 octaves, up and down, legato and staccato.

Percussions

Below are the details for excerpts:

Bassoon Orchestra Excerpts

1. Mozart – Marriage of Figaro (Beginning till bar 24).

2. Smetana – Bartered Bridge Overture (Beginning).

3. Ravel – Bolero (Bassoon Solo).

4. Rimsky Korsakov – Scheherazade (2nd movement – Bassoon solo – without cadenza).

Available Positions

View the available positions and information below

Violin - Category I

Eligibility:

  • Between the ages of 10 and 28 during the audition year.*

  • Possesses Diploma ABRSM (Associated Board of the Royal School of Music) or auditioned to at least the equivalent standard.

  • Continue to take lessons on the first choice instrument.

  • Holder of a Malaysian passport/Identification Card.

*Exception to the age requirement is at the discretion of the MPO.

Violin - Category II

Eligibility:

  • Between the ages of 10 and 28 during the audition year.*

  • Possesses a minimum of Grade 7 ABRSM or auditioned to at least the equivalent standard.

  • Continue to take lessons on the first choice instrument.

  • Holder of a Malaysian passport/Identification Card.

*Exception to the age requirement is at the discretion of the MPO.

Viola

Eligibility:

  • Between the ages of 10 and 28 during the audition year.*

  • Possesses a minimum of Grade 7 ABRSM or auditioned to at least the equivalent standard.

  • Continue to take lessons on the first choice instrument.

  • Holder of a Malaysian passport/Identification Card.

*Exception to the age requirement is at the discretion of the MPO.

Cello - Category I

Eligibility:

  • Between the ages of 10 and 28 during the audition year.*

  • Possesses Diploma ABRSM or auditioned to at least the equivalent standard.

  • Continue to take lessons on the first choice instrument.

  • Holder of a Malaysian passport/Identification Card.

*Exception to the age requirement is at the discretion of the MPO.

Cello - Category II

Eligibility:

  • Between the ages of 10 and 28 during the audition year.*

  • Possesses a minimum of Grade 7 ABRSM or auditioned to at least the equivalent standard.

  • Continue to take lessons on the first choice instrument.

  • Holder of a Malaysian passport/Identification Card.

*Exception to the age requirement is at the discretion of the MPO.

Oboe

Eligibility:

  • Between the ages of 10 and 28 during the audition year.*

  • Possesses a minimum of Grade 7 ABRSM or auditioned to at least the equivalent standard.

  • Continue to take lessons on the first choice instrument.

  • Holder of a Malaysian passport/Identification Card.

*Exception to the age requirement is at the discretion of the MPO.

Flute

Eligibility:

  • Between the ages of 10 and 28 during the audition year.*

  • Possesses a minimum of Grade 7 ABRSM or auditioned to at least the equivalent standard.

  • Continue to take lessons on the first choice instrument.

  • Holder of a Malaysian passport/Identification Card.

*Exception to the age requirement is at the discretion of the MPO.

Clarinet

Eligibility:

  • Between the ages of 10 and 28 during the audition year.*

  • Possesses a minimum of Grade 7 ABRSM or auditioned to at least the equivalent standard.

  • Continue to take lessons on the first choice instrument.

  • Holder of a Malaysian passport/Identification Card.

*Exception to the age requirement is at the discretion of the MPO.

Bassoon

Eligibility:

  • Between the ages of 10 and 28 during the audition year.*

  • Possesses a minimum of Grade 7 ABRSM or auditioned to at least the equivalent standard.

  • Continue to take lessons on the first choice instrument.

  • Holder of a Malaysian passport/Identification Card.

*Exception to the age requirement is at the discretion of the MPO.

Horn

Eligibility:

  • Between the ages of 10 and 28 during the audition year.*

  • Possesses a minimum of Grade 7 ABRSM or auditioned to at least the equivalent standard.

  • Continue to take lessons on the first choice instrument.

  • Holder of a Malaysian passport/Identification Card.

*Exception to the age requirement is at the discretion of the MPO.

Trumpet

Eligibility:

  • Between the ages of 10 and 28 during the audition year.*

  • Possesses a minimum of Grade 7 ABRSM or auditioned to at least the equivalent standard.

  • Continue to take lessons on the first choice instrument.

  • Holder of a Malaysian passport/Identification Card.

*Exception to the age requirement is at the discretion of the MPO.

Tenor trombone

Eligibility:

  • Between the ages of 10 and 28 during the audition year.*

  • Possesses a minimum of Grade 7 ABRSM or auditioned to at least the equivalent standard.

  • Continue to take lessons on the first choice instrument.

  • Holder of a Malaysian passport/Identification Card.

*Exception to the age requirement is at the discretion of the MPO.

Percussion

Eligibility:

  • Between the ages of 10 and 28 during the audition year.*

  • Possesses a minimum of Grade 7 ABRSM or auditioned to at least the equivalent standard.

  • Continue to take lessons on the first choice instrument.

  • Holder of a Malaysian passport/Identification Card.

*Exception to the age requirement is at the discretion of the MPO.

Violin - Category I

Eligibility:

  • Between the ages of 10 and 28 during the audition year.*

  • Possesses Diploma ABRSM (Associated Board of the Royal School of Music) or auditioned to at least the equivalent standard.

Violin - Category II

Eligibility:

  • Between the ages of 10 and 28 during the audition year.*

  • Possesses a minimum of Grade 7 ABRSM or auditioned to at least the equivalent standard.

Viola

Eligibility:

  • Between the ages of 10 and 28 during the audition year.*

  • Possesses a minimum of Grade 7 ABRSM or auditioned to at least the equivalent standard.

Cello - Category I

Eligibility:

  • Between the ages of 10 and 28 during the audition year.*

  • Possesses Diploma ABRSM (Associated Board of the Royal School of Music) or auditioned to at least the equivalent standard.

Cello - Category II

Eligibility:

  • Between the ages of 10 and 28 during the audition year.*

  • Possesses a minimum of Grade 7 ABRSM or auditioned to at least the equivalent standard.

Double Bass

Eligibility:

  • Between the ages of 10 and 28 during the audition year.*

  • Possesses a minimum of Grade 7 ABRSM or auditioned to at least the equivalent standard.

Oboe

Eligibility:

  • Between the ages of 10 and 28 during the audition year.*

  • Possesses a minimum of Grade 7 ABRSM or auditioned to at least the equivalent standard.

Flute - Category I

Eligibility:

  • Between the ages of 10 and 28 during the audition year.*

  • Possesses a minimum of Grade 7 ABRSM or auditioned to at least the equivalent standard.

Flute - Category II

Eligibility:

  • Between the ages of 10 and 28 during the audition year.*

  • Possesses a minimum of Grade 6 ABRSM or auditioned to at least the equivalent standard.

Clarinet

Eligibility:

  • Between the ages of 10 and 28 during the audition year.*

  • Possesses a minimum of Grade 7 ABRSM or auditioned to at least the equivalent standard.

Bassoon

Eligibility:

  • Between the ages of 10 and 28 during the audition year.*

  • Possesses a minimum of Grade 7 ABRSM or auditioned to at least the equivalent standard.

Horn

Eligibility:

  • Between the ages of 10 and 28 during the audition year.*

  • Possesses a minimum of Grade 7 ABRSM or auditioned to at least the equivalent standard.

Tuba

Eligibility:

  • Between the ages of 10 and 28 during the audition year.*

  • Possesses a minimum of Grade 5 ABRSM or auditioned to at least the equivalent standard.

Trumpet - Category I

Eligibility:

  • Between the ages of 10 and 28 during the audition year.*

  • Possesses a minimum of Grade 7 ABRSM or auditioned to at least the equivalent standard.

Trumpet - Category II

Eligibility:

  • Between the ages of 10 and 28 during the audition year.*

  • Possesses a minimum of Grade 6 ABRSM or auditioned to at least the equivalent standard.

Tenor Trombone

Eligibility:

  • Between the ages of 10 and 28 during the audition year.*

  • Possesses a minimum of Grade 7 ABRSM or auditioned to at least the equivalent standard.

Percussion

Eligibility:

  • Between the ages of 10 and 28 during the audition year.*

  • Possesses a minimum of Grade 7 ABRSM or auditioned to at least the equivalent standard.

Harp

Eligibility:

  • Between the ages of 10 and 28 during the audition year.*

  • Possesses a minimum of Grade 5 ABRSM or auditioned to at least the equivalent standard.

  • Two contrasting solo pieces

No orchestral excerpt required

Eligibility:

  • Between the ages of 10 and 28 during the audition year.*

  • Continue to take lessons on the first choice instrument.

  • Holder of a Malaysian passport/Identification Card.

*Exception to the age requirement is at the discretion of the MPO.

Please email your profile, choice of instrument and audition date to talent@mpo.com.my

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the dateline submission for the audition?

The cutoff date for each audition date is 21 days before the audition date.

If I’m applying for the percussion audition, does MPO provide the instruments?

Yes, MPO provides all percussion instruments for the audition. You’re only required to bring your drumstick and mallets.

I noticed there are 2 different repertoire sets for selected instruments. Which set should I play for the audition?

Kindly refer to the criteria for each category.

Can I still apply if I'm not in the age range listed in the criteria?

If you fulfil the rest of the criteria, you can apply for the audition, subject to the availability of the instrument. Priority will be given to those within the age limit.

How long before I know if I’m selected after the audition?

The result will be announced 3-4 weeks after the audition.

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