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 or by phone on +45 2374 7329.

Serenade For Strings Op. 48 1. Pezzo In Forma Di Sonatina // Det danske Ungdomsensemble
  1. Serenade For Strings Op. 48 1. Pezzo In Forma Di Sonatina // Det danske Ungdomsensemble
  2. 3 Grieg Holberg Suite Sarabande // Det danske Ungdomsensemble
  3. 2 Grieg Holberg Suite Præludium // Det danske Ungdomsensemble
  4. 1 Sibelius Andante Festivo // Det danske Ungdomsensemble
  5. 8 Beethoven Symfoni nr. 7 – 4. sats // Det danske Ungdomsensemble
  6. 7 Beethoven symfoni nr. 7 – 3. sats // Det danske Ungdomsensemble
  7. 6 Beethoven Symfoni nr. 7 – 2. sats // Det danske Ungdomsensemble
  8. 5 Beethoven Symfoni nr. 7 – 1. sats // Det danske Ungdomsensemble