Double Bass Extra Work

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra would like to invite applications for double bass extra work.

Closing date:  20th December 2018

Auditions will be held in London on 21 January 2019. This is the only audition date planned.

Please only apply if you are available to attend on 21 January 2019. Invitations to audition with time slots will be sent out at the beginning of January.

Candidates will be asked to play the 1st movement of any concerto of their choice plus:

Prepared excerpts

Mozart 39, 1st Mvt - Bar 26 - Bar 99

Beethoven Symphony no 7 1st Mvt : Bars 224-299

Brahms Symphony no 2 4th Mvt: bars 244-279

Mahler Symphony no 2 1st Mvt : 1st Page

Strauss Ein Heldenleben: Figure 9 - 6th bar of figure 12

Orchestral excerpts can be found on

All auditions will be unaccompanied.

Please apply by email with your CV attached in pdf format to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 20 December 2018, quoting ‘Double bass extra work - 21 January 2018’ in the subject line.

We are unable to cover any expenses connected to auditions and trials.

Please note that only applicants required for audition will be notified.