New dates for auditions!

We are very happy to be able to announce that the DUEN auditions will take place on the 12th of September in Aarhus and Odense and on the 13th of September in Copenhagen. Please contact us if you are interested in applying.

We are looking very much forward! 

Kind Regards,

DUEN and Morten Ryelund


If you play the violin, viola, cello, or double bass, you can win a spot in DUEN – The Danish National Youth Ensemble.


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, 2020
  • 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.



September 12th in Aarhus and in Odense during the afternoon 

September 13th 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.

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.

How to apply: 

If you wish to apply for the audition, then please forward an e-mail with the following information to before the application deadline on September 6th: 


Age (at the time of the audition): 


Where would you like to audition (Aarhus, Odense or Copenhagen):

Where are you currently enrolled as a student:



Phone number: 

If you have any questions, please contact orchestra manager Daniel Tølbøll Mortensen by e-mail 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