If you play the violin, viola, cello, or double bass, you can win a spot in DUEN – The Danish National Youth Ensemble. Please use the sign-up form HERE to formally apply for the audition after you thoroughly read the below information.
- March 29th in Aarhus
- March 31st in Copenhagen
We strive to make DUEN auditions a positive and constructive experience for all candidates. Therefore, the jury will take their time to sit down with each individual candidate and give him/her constructive criticism and good advice for the future.
To apply for the DUEN auditions, you must be:
- at least 17 and no more than 26 years of age on January 1st, 2018
- a Danish citizen or enrolled at a Danish educational institution
Winning a spot in DUEN guarantees a two-year membership. After two years, you are required to apply again.
DUEN consists of approx. 25 musicians, so there might not be enough vacant spots for all candidates. We have a list of qualified substitutes that we refer to in case we are in need of musicians for a project, so participation in DUEN projects is a possibility even though you might not be awarded a membership.
March 29th in Aarhus
March 31st in Copenhagen
We are more than happy to find alternate solutions for candidates who might not be able to show up on the above-mentioned dates.
- A short solo piece (or excerpt thereof) lasting approx. 5 minutes
- A handful of short excerpts from DUEN’s repertoire. These will be sent by mail after the application deadline – 20th of March.
There will not be an accompanist, but you are welcome to bring your own. This is however not a requirement.
The auditions will last approx. 15 minutes including feedback.
Morten Ryelund, violinst and artistic director/conductor of DUEN
Toke Møldrup, Principal cellist in Copenhagen Phil, teacher at DKDM
A sitting member of DUEN
You will be informed of the outcome of the audition within a week of the final audition day.
If you have any questions, please contact orchestra manager Daniel Tølbøll Mortensen by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on +45 2374 7329.