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Eurovisie Songfestival 2020 zoekt jonge talentvolle muzikanten

10 jan. 2020

Tijdens de finale van het Eurovisie Songfestival 2020 in Rotterdam zal er tijdens de show een speciale uitvoering door een symfonisch orkest worden gegeven. Om deel te nemen aan dit orkest vinden er in februari audities plaats voor jonge professionele muzikanten én studenten (bachelor vanaf 3e jaar en master). Het Eurovisie Songfestival-team werkt hierin samen met onder andere Codarts Rotterdam.

“Met deze audities geven we jong Nederlands muziektalent de kans om zich op een unieke manier te presenteren aan de wereld,” zegt Gerben Bakker, Head of Show van het Eurovisie Songfestival 2020. “Met een bijzonder optreden door een groot symfonieorkest willen we laten zien wat Nederland op dit gebied in huis heeft, dus we roepen al deze jonge muziekprofessionals en -studenten op om zich bij ons te melden.”

Meer informatie over deze auditie staat in het tekstvak hieronder (in het Engels)

This year, the Netherlands are hosting the Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam.
 During the final show, there will be a special performance by a symphonic orchestra. You can be part of that orchestra! We will show to the world the amazing young generation of talented professional musicians, who study and work in the Netherlands. We will present the orchestra in a new and spectacular way: musicians will play from memory and will perform choreography while playing. This project is an initiative of Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in co-operation with Stichting Orkestkeuken and Codarts Rotterdam.

Join the orchestra
When you want to be part of this adventure, please apply for the auditions for this project. There is a fee available for the musicians who will play in the orchestra.
Auditions are open for:

  • Students (3rd year, 4th year Bachelors and Masters) and young professional musicians. 

  • All symphonic instruments: woodwind, brass, strings, percussion, harp, (not piano). 

The audition will be on February 11, 2020 in Amsterdam.

Repertoire for the audition 

You can choose any repertoire for the audition. Please prepare two contrasting pieces. We will not ask for orchestral excerpts. There will be no piano accompaniment during the audition, but you may choose repertoire that normally has accompaniment if you wish.
We prefer that you play from memory during the audition. Besides playing we will give you exercises involving movement/theatre during the audition. We do not expect you to prepare anything for this part. 


To apply for the audition please send an email and your CV to info@orkestkeuken.nl by February 7. Questions can also be directed to this email address.

Project dates
You must be available (all day) on these dates:
11, 18, 25 & 29 April 2020

1, 14, 15 & 16 May 2020