The 1st stage of the ICO 2018 auditions will take place online. In order to participate in the Auditions, you must register at auditions.orchestra.culture.pl between December 20, 2017 and January 22, 2018. Upon receiving your login and passwords, you will be able to upload the required recordings. The recordings should be posted at the auditions platform by January 22, 2018, at the latest.The applications which fail to meet the criteria listed in the Rules of participation will not be considered.
The required repertoire for respective instruments can be found in the column on the right hand side.
The recordings may be submitted in the AVI, MP4, WMV and MPG formats, or as youtube/vimeo links. The size of the uploaded file should not exceed 150 MB. The recordings will be available solely to the ICO tutors and conductor, as well as the Organizers.
The submitted video recordings will have been taken no earlier than 6 months prior to the date of their submission. The submission of video recordings with a repertoire different from the one specified in the Rules of participation will disqualify the candidate from the Auditions.
The results of the 1st stage will be announced on February 9, 2018.
On February 9, 2018, candidates who participated in the 1st stage of auditions will receive audition results via e-mail.
Where required, the 2nd stage repertoires for respective instruments will be announced by January 31, 2018, in the adjacent column.
2nd stage live auditions will take place in the following cities:
February 26 - March 1, 2018 - Warsaw
March 2, 2018 - Gdańsk
March 7, 2018 - Baku
March 13 - 14, 2018 - Yerevan
March 15 - 16, 2018 - Tbilisi
March 19 - 21, 2018 - Kiev
March 27, 2018 - Minsk
April 6, 2018 - Budapest
Wind instruments: Musicians applying for piccolo flute, alto flute, French horn, bass clarinet, piccolo clarinet or contrabassoon will present excerpts of orchestral pieces for their main and second instruments, respectively, in the course of the 2nd stage of auditions.
Harp: Harpists will not participate in the 2nd stage of auditions. Candidates will be selected based on the video recordings posted in the 1st stage of auditions. The results will be announced on April 27, 2018.
Grand piano: Pianists interested in the project will participate in the 1st stage of auditions only. Musicians with prior orchestra experience should fill out the registration form and post their video recordings in accordance with the requirements listed in the adjacent column. The results will be announced on April 27, 2018.
Percussion: Percussionists will participate in the 2nd stage of auditions only. You may choose your preferred audition venue when filling out the registration form.
Section leaders will be selected by the tutors of a given instrument. The information concerning the assignment of parts will be available to all musicians no later than 3 weeks prior to the commencement of the residency.