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2018 BPO Concerto Competition:
Brass Concertos with Russell Gray

Each year the BPO auditions non-professional musicians of all ages, providing applicants the chance to feature as soloist in one of our metro series concerts. 

The  2018 Concerto Competition is open to all brass instrumentalists who will have the opportunity to work under the baton of renowned trumpeter and conductor, Russell Gray. 

Auditions will be held on the evening of Wednesday 7 March, 2018 at the Old Museum, Bowen Hills. The winner will perform with the BPO in our third concert for the year on Sunday 8 July with Russell Gray conducting.

Applications close on Friday 23 February, 2018 at 5pm. To apply, just fill in your details and submit online.

We look forward to hearing from you!


Terms and Conditions of Entry

- An audition fee of $20 is payable by each applicant by EFT and must be received no later than 5 March 2018. 

- Prize money of $500 will be awarded to the winning applicant.

- No travel expenses will be covered as part of the competition and applicants from Brisbane and its surrounds are encouraged to apply in order to best satisfy the rehearsal schedule.

- Applicants are requested to prepare two contrasting movements of the concerto they wish to perform with the BPO.  Piano accompaniment is welcome but is not mandatory.

- The audition panel may not necessarily hear all prepared material and may request particular sections to be performed at its discretion.

- Pending application numbers, auditions may be formatted in two rounds with shortlisted applicants required at a later date.

- The winner of the competition will be required for Wednesday night rehearsals in the lead-up to the July 8 performance.

- Members of the audition panel will be made known to applicants in advance of the auditions.

- The decision of the panel will be final and no feedback or discussion will be entered into following its decision.

- Once all applications are received, applicants will be emailed their audition time along with further details in the lead-up to the audition date.

-‘Non-professional’ is regarded to mean musicians who are not employed as full-time performers with a major performing arts organisation. Casual and freelance musicians are encouraged to apply.

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