Digital Talent Tour Procedure and Repertoire

The Digital Talent Tour for the Baltic Sea Philharmonic will be held as two rounds – an application with a video that will be reviewed by our jury and a live conference call audition with our jury of our principal musicians of the Baltic Sea Philharmonic.

First round: application form and video

Create a video at home or in your music academy using a webcam, the camera on your phone or tablet, or a digital camera. Upload it to a file sharing site and post the link to your application form, and we will review it together as a jury. Your video should contain:

  • Intro: Present yourself in 30 seconds – Who are you? And why do you want to join the Baltic Sea Philharmonic?
  • Repertoire* for your instrument (List as a PDF can be found here and the scores can be found here)

*Note: this repertoire is for auditioning purposes only and does not reflect the current repertoire or musical direction of the Baltic Sea Philharmonic

In addition, please follow these guidelines:

  • Your video should be played without accompaniment.
  • Please submit one video only (you may edit sections together). If you want to feature an instrument doubling (e.g. piccolo), please include this in your video.
  • Use a smartphone, tablet or laptop that can record high-quality sound and video.
  • If you use a laptop, use a microphone to record the audio – the sound from your computer’s fan is loud!
  • Record in landscape mode!
  • Make the video during the daytime, but be sure to avoid backlighting from windows (this makes your face look dark).
  • Make sure the room is quiet and free of background noise.
  • Make sure both you and your instrument are in the frame and that your playing is visible.
  • Do a test video first, this way you will get the best result!

 

Second round: live video conference with the jury

Musicians who successfully complete the first round will be invited to play live for our jury – comprised of our principal musicians – through digital conferencing software. You will be given a time slot upon invitation. Open the link to the room and be ready to play as soon as you are called.