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 2022).
The programme, comprising 900 hours over 12 months (01 September 2022 – 31 August 2023), 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, french horn and percussions.
Successful applicants will be invited to audition in Geneva on the following dates:
Wednesday May 11th 2022
9.30 am : violin
Friday May 13th 2022
10.00 am - viola
02.00 pm - horns
04.00 pm - percussions
Applications deadline : 1st March 2022
Invitations to the audition will be emailed to successful applicants 1 month before each audition. The program will be communicated with the invitation.
Ms. Beatriz Acosta, viola
Ms. Jeanne Maugrenier, french horn
Mr. Gabriel Esteban, cello
Mr. Cristian Zimmerman, violin
Ms Clémentine Leblanc, violin
Ms Juliette Kowalski, viola
Ms Agnès Chopin & Mr Paul-Henri Astier, horn
Mr Pascal Martin, percussion
Poème symphonique, pour cent métronomes
Johann Sebastian Bach
Komm süsser Tod (orchestration by Leopold Stokowski)
Kindertotenlieder, for mezzo-soprano and orchestra
Recorded on 21 January 2021 at Victoria Hall, Geneva