We are looking for two accomplished violinists to lead our prestigious Youth Orchestra, conducted by Dr Richard Jenkinson. We would like to invite committed players who are keen to take on one of these important roles to audition

We will be auditioning for the positions of Leader and Associate Leader of WYO on the evening of Friday 9 September 2022 at Severn Arts, Malvern Gate. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 7 September.

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Audition requirements

At the audition you will be expected to play a concerto movement or equivalent piece. There are also two pre-prepared violin excerpts from the standard orchestral repertoire which applicants will be required to perform whole or parts of. These are listed below.

John Williams: Violin Solo – Theme from Schindler’s List

John Williams Violin Solo (download PDF)

John Williams Violin Solo (online)

Mendelssohn: Scherzo from Midsummers Night’s Dream (mm.17-99)

Mendelssohn: Scherzo (download PDF)

Mendelssohn: Scherzo (online)


If you have any questions regarding the audition, please contact Jason Jones at [email protected]