diploma of advanced studies
In collaboration with the Haute école de musique Geneva, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande proposes a training progamme leading to a Diploma of Advanced Studies in orchestral performance awarded by the University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland (HES-SO).
The training, provided by both institutions, aims to deepen and broaden professional skills in the field of orchestral performance (both symphonic and operatic) in order to maximize students’ chances of success for orchestra auditions.
The DAS is open to students of any nationality who have a Master's degree in Performance or equivalent. The upper age limit is 29 (on 30 April 2021).
The programme, comprising 900 hours over 12 months (1 September 2021 – 31 August 2022), consists of two complementary and compulsory modules:
An internship at the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande: preparing parts and playing in concerts, performances, tours, and recordings (720 hours over 12 months from september to august)
Remuneration for the internship is CHF 30'000.- before tax.
An academic studies programme at the Haute école de musique de Genève with two teaching modules (180 hours over 10 months from september to june):
a) Orchestral extracts, mental preparation, audition simulation
b) Chamber music, historical knowledge and a written essay (valued at 60 hours)
The tuition fee, to be paid by the successful candidate, is CHF 4'500.-
The DAS is offered for the following instruments: violin, viola, cello and french horn
Candidates wishing to take part can access the rules and regulations and application process on the Haute école website:
The application deadline for the 2021-22 season is 1st March 2021
Successful applicants will be invited to audition in Geneva on the following dates:
- Violin : Friday 14 May 2021
- Viola : Tuesday 4 May 2021
- Cello : Friday 14 May 2021
- French Horn : Monday 10 May 2021
Invitations to the audition will be emailed to successful applicants 1 month before each audition. The program will be communicated with the invitation.
Ms Clémentine Leblanc, violin
Ms Juliette Kowalski, viola
Ms Agnès Chopin & Mr Paul-Henri Astier, horn
Mr Pascal Martin, percussion