Solo pieces list

At all NJO auditions and at the first round of EUYO auditions, musicians will be asked to play one piece from the NJO solo pieces list below and a selection from the NJO orchestra excerpts. Candidates should select one solo piece and notify the NJO about their choice via the portal. The solo piece should be performed with piano accompaniment, except for harp and percussion auditions. Read more about the auditions and piano accompaniment on our Audition information page and the underlying pages.

Notes:

  • double bass players should play their solo piece and orchestral parts in orchestral tuning
  • woodwind players should prepare a solo piece and all orchestra excerpts for their main instrument; preparation of orchestra excerpts for auxiliary instruments is not mandatory, but strongly advised. Read all about auditioning for auxiliary instruments in How to prepare
  • for EUYO final round auditions, we refer to the EUYO orchestra excerpts list and to more information about EUYO auditions on the EUYO website
  • candidates only playing the EUYO first and/or second round auditions (and not the NJO auditions) need to prepare one solo piece from the NJO solo pieces list below and all EUYO excerpts

 
You can find the list of solo pieces below. This list has last been updated on 7 September 2020.

Violin

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Violin concerto No. 4, KV 218, in D Major, movement 1
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Violin concerto No. 5, KV 218, in A Major, movement 1
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy - Violin concerto, Opus 64, in E Minor, movement 1
Max Bruch - Violin concerto, in G Minor, movement 1
Joseph Haydn - Violin concerto, Hob.VIIa:4, in G Major, movement 1
Pjotr Iljitsj Tchaikovsky - Violin concerto, Opus 35, in D Major, movement 1

Viola

Franz Anton Hoffmeister - Viola concerto in D Major, movement 1 (without cadenza)
Carl Stamitz - Viola concerto, Opus 1, in D Major, movement 1 (without cadenza)
Béla Bártok - Viola concerto, movement 1
William Walton - Viola concerto
Paul Hindemith - Der Schwanendreher
Rebecca Clarke - Sonata, movement 1

Cello

Joseph Haydn - Cello concerto No. 2, Hob. VIIb/2, in D Major, movement 1
Robert Schumann - Cello concerto, Opus 129, in A Minor, movement 1
Pjotr Iljitsj Tchaikovsky - Variations for cello and orchestra, Opus 33, 'Variations on a Rococo Theme' 1 to 4 inclusive
Camille Saint-Saëns - Cello concerto No. 1, Opus 33, in A Minor, movement 1
Antonín Dvořák - Cello concerto, Opus 104, in B Minor, movement 1
Edward Elgar - Cello concerto, Opus 85, in E Minor, movement 1

Double Bass (orchestra tuning)

Serge Koussevitsky - Double Bass concerto, in E Minor, movements 1 and 2
Giovanni Bottesini - Double Bass concerto No. 2 in A Minor, movements 1 and 2
Carl Dittersdorf - Double Bass concerto No. 2, in D Major, movements 1 and 2
Johann Baptist Vanhal - Double Bass concerto, in C Major, movements 1 and 2
Reinhold Glière - Four Pieces, Opus 9/32, Praeludium or Intermezzo
Franz Schubert - Arpeggione Sonata, D.821, movement 1

Flute

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Flute concerto, KV. 313, in G Major, movement 1
Franz Benda - Flute concerto No. 1, in E Minor, movement 1
Jacques Ibert - Flute concerto, movement 1
Henri Dutilleux - Sonatine for flute and piano
Georges Hüe - Fantaisie
Robert Muczynski - Sonata for flute and piano, Opus 14, movement 1

Oboe

Richard Strauss - Concerto for Oboe, in D Major, movement 1
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Oboe concerto, K314, in C Major, movement 1
Joseph Haydn - Oboe concerto in C Major, movement 1
Bohuslav Martinu - Oboe concerto, movement 1
Robert Schumann - Romance, Opus 94, No. 1
Hendrik Andriessen - Ballade (only for students in the first year Bachelor)

Clarinet

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Clarinet concerto, KV. 622, in A Major, movement 1
Carl Maria Von Weber - Clarinet concerto No. 1, opus 73, in F Minor, movement 1
Louis Spohr - Clarinet concerto No. 1, Opus 26, in C Minor, movement 1
Louis Spohr - Clarinet concerto No. 4, in E Major, movement 1
Franz Vincenz Krommer - Concerto for clarinet and orchestra, Opus 36, in E-flat Major, movement 1
Carl Stamitz - Clarinet concerto No. 3, in B-flat Major, movement 1

Bassoon

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Bassoon concerto, K191, in B-flat Major, movements 1 and 2
Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Grand concerto, in F Major, movement 1
Camille Saint-Saëns - Bassoon sonata, Opus 168, in G Major, movements 1 and 2
Carl Maria von Weber - Bassoon concerto, Opus 75, in F major, movements 1 and 2
Edward Elgar - Romance for bassoon and orchestra, Opus 62
Paul Hindemith - Bassoon sonata

Horn

High horn
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Horn concerto No. 2, KV417
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Horn concerto No. 4, KV495
Richard Strauss - Horn concerto No. 1, Opus 11
Low horn
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Horn concerto No. 1, KV412
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Horn concerto No. 3, KV447
Hermann Neuling - Bagatelle

Trumpet

Joseph Haydn - Trumpet concerto, Hob.VIIe/1, in E-flat Major, movements 1 and 2
Johann Nepomuk Hummel - Trumpet concerto in E-flat Major, movement 1
Arthur Honegger - Intrada
George Enescu - Légende
Oskar Böhme - Trumpet concerto, Opus 18, movement 1
Alexander Arutunian - Trumpet concerto, in A-flat Major

Trombone

Tenor trombone
Ferdinand David - Concertino for trombone and orchestra, movement 1
Henri Tomasi - Concert for trombone and orchestra, movement 1
Launy Grøndahl - Trombone concerto, movement 1 (only for students in first and second year Bachelor)
Eugene Bozza - Ballade (only for students in the first and second year Bachelor)
Bass trombone
Ernst Sachse - Concertino, movement 1
Alexander Lebedev - Concerto in one movement
Eugene Bozza - New Orleans

Tuba

Vaughan Williams - Tuba concerto, movement 1 and 2
Edward Gregson - Tuba concerto, movement 1
Richard Strauss - Horn concerto No. 1, arrangement for tuba, movement 1
Vladislav Blazevich - Concert etude
Bruce Broughton - Tuba sonata, movement 1
Johann Sebastian Bach - Flute sonata, in E-flat Major, arrangement for tuba, movement 1

Harp

A solo piece of your choice

Timpani / Percussion

No solo piece

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