AUDITIONS SEPTEMBER 2020

AUDITIONS SEPTEMBER 2020

VI SEASON 2020-2021

Violi, Viola, Doble bass, Basson, Horn, Trombone

Auditions  Season 20/21, with at least six different symphonic programs, as well as concerts in the Auditorium of Barcelona, ​​Palau de la Música Catalana among others.

Eligibility

  • Students of all nationalities can apply to take part in the JOSB.
  • Students must be aged from 16.
  • Students must study  upper intermediate or advanced level  of  instrument

Applications

Applicants must complete and submit the application formonline including:

  • Personal details
  • Brief CV specifying level and qualifications*
  • Excerpt to be interpreted when auditioning

Auditions

Auditions will be held  in La Sedeta, C/ Sicília 321, Barcelona   view mapa

After submitting the online application form, applicants will be sent an email with their scheduled audition date and time. On audition day they must present:

  • Copy of Census certificate and certificate of residence or DNI.
  • Copy of audition excerpt of your own choosing

Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of level, musicianship, tone quality, intonation, rhythmic accuracy and expressiveness, according to applicants’ age. Auditions will consist of two parts. In the first part applicants will be asked to interpret their chosen audition excerpt (concert, sonata, etc.) and it will last a maximum of 10 minutes.In the second part applicants will be asked to sight read.Those participants  to perform their audition without piano accompaniment.

Admissions

Within a week after auditions are finished, applicants will be notified of their application results via email. Successful applicants (including those aged 26) will be granted a two-year position in the JOSB.

Membership requires a six-monthly fee of 250 € every year.(October-April)

The Trombone, the Tuba and the Percussion have a reduced half-yearly rate in JOSB).

Unsuccessful candidates may be contacted for future openings and they will be included in the instrumental bag of the Orchestra.

DATE

14th Setembre 2019

ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM HERE

What is the JOSB?

What is the JOSB?

Is the “Jove Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona” (JOSB) is conceived as a new pedagogical, social and cultural music project which aims at training young instrumentalists ages  from 16.

The JOSB is committed to offering complementary training to musical education through practice in the orchestral ensemble in Barcelona, as well as professional high-level technical and artistic training.
It affords future professionals the opportunity to develop technical and artistic skills by offering an atmosphere of social interaction that will favour a comprehensive educational experience for young musicians granting equal rights and supported by an educational and cultural organization where youths can share knowledge, dreams, effort and talent.

The Barcelona Youth Symphony Orchestra has been founded by the musical association Barcelona Ciutat de Música. The programme is open to young people of all nationalities with the aim of promoting social and cultural values, as well as fostering the love of music in our society.

Virginia Martínez
Virginia Martínez
"Trabajar con la JOSB ha sido un verdadero placer. La ilusión con la que trabajan sus músicos ha sido un regalo para mí, que he ido sorprendiéndome día a día de su progresión hasta ofrecer un concierto tan maravilloso como el de anoche en el Paraninfo de la Universidad de Barcelona. Solo tengo palabras de agradecimiento para todo el equipo por el trato que he recibido y por la pasión que le ponéis a vuestro trabajo."
Salvador Brotons
Salvador Brotons
"Felicitats Carlos Checa pel teu gran treball amb la JOSB. És molt gratificant treballar amb joves tan entusiasmats. Aquesta experiència la valoraran molt en un futur, especialment perquè som un país que hauríem de tenir moltes més orquestres i fa molta falta la sensibilitat per l'art ja de ben joves. Gràcies per la vostra iniciativa i ànims per continuar creixent".
Íñigo Pirfano
Íñigo Pirfano
"Trabajar con la JOSB ha supuesto una experiencia enriquecedora y gratificante. La entrega, el talento y la pasión de estos jóvenes instrumentistas permiten alcanzar un muy alto nivel de excelencia musical”
Manuel Hernádez Silva
Manuel Hernádez Silva
"La energía que imprimen los jóvenes al hacer música es quizá la mejor recompensa que podemos recibir los directores que trabajamos con ellos. Guardo un recuerdo entrañable de mi vista a la JOSB"
Carlos Checa
Carlos Checa
"La Jove Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona és una experiència musical extraordinària per als joves i una eina cultural molt valuosa per a la ciutat"
Joshua Dos Santos
Joshua Dos Santos
"La JOSB más que una orquesta es una familia. Su entrega y dedicación está en cada una de sus notas. Ha sido un gran honor conocerlos"

ACTIVITIES I SEASON 2015-2016
ACTIVITIES II SEASON 2016-2017
ACTIVITIES III SEASON 2017-2018.

IV Temporada 2018/2019

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How does the orchestra work?

How does the orchestra work?

The Jove Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona, ​​is a young orchestra composed of musicians from the ages of 16 to 26, who performs intense rehearsals on two consecutive weekends prior to the first concert and thus performs a season of free concerts at the city ​​of Barcelona with an annual minimum of six different symphonic programs, not having planned its activity at Christmas, Easter, or summer.

It has a team of specialized teachers that allows a complementary training to the musical education of all its members and that participates actively in the partial essays, in this way, the musicians strengthen their learning as instrumentalists in the orchestra. Of this team of professors they are permanent members of the artistic council of the JOSB together with the principal conductor, Albert Carbonell i Sauri, composer, Beatriz Cambrils, flute of the Symphony Orchestra of Barcelona and National of Catalonia, and Matthias Weinmann, violoncello of the Orchestra Symphony of the Gran Teatro del Liceo.

The JOSB is structured under the conductor and music director Carlos Checa, and regularly invites conductors to expand the training of our musicians, such as Josep Caballé Doménech, Joshua Dos Santos, Salvador Brotons, Manuel Hernández Silva, Rubén Gimeno, Íñigo Pirfano or Michael Thomas.

CONCERTS.

As an educational, cultural and social project, the JOSB has the vocation to offer concerts in different spaces and auditoriums both in the city itself and outside of Barcelona. The orchestra has performed in venues such as the Sala Foyer of the Gran Teatro del Liceo, L’Auditori, the Axa Auditorium, the Eduard Toldrà Auditorium of the CMMB, the Paraninfo of the University of Barcelona and the Assembly Hall of the Civic Center “La Sedeta” “, Its usual venue for rehearsals, which has excellent acoustics for rehearsal, and which was the former rehearsal room of the Municipal Band of Barcelona. The JOSB debuted with great success at the Palau de la Música Catalana in October 2017 and returns to this emblematic hall next season 18/19, on the other hand, will return again next season to L’Auditori de Barcelona, ​​with two different syphonic programs.

PUBLIC AND PRIVATE INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT.

The orchestra receives institutional support from the Barcelona City Council through the Institute of Culture and also thanks to the signing of an agreement made in 2015 for the cession of spaces in the Sedeta Civic Center. On the other hand has signed a collaboration agreement for four years with the prestigious University of Barcelona, ​​and in the 2015-2016 season received the institutional support of Spanish Cultural Action (ACE) thanks to its visitors program.

On the other hand, the JOSB is financed through the Barcelona Ciutat de Música Association, thanks to the contributions of the members of the orchestra, who contribute 41 euros per month, or in semi-annual installments of 250 €. These contributions can be extended up to two consecutive years where the musicians can again choose to perform the tests to continue in the orchestra, or stop paying that fee at the time the musician stops belonging to the JOSB.

Finally, JOSB has collaborating and protective members who make donations and private companies that sponsor the orchestra. In the 2017-2018 season, JOSB has the sponsorship of the Social Work of the Sanza Clinic, the company Auto-Beltrán Mercedes and the company Gratacós.

JOSB ALSO DEVELOPS AN IMPORTANT SOLIDARITY ACTIVITY

The JOSB not only complements young people in their musical training and offers free concerts to the public, the orchestra also develops since its foundation a partnership with various organizations in the city, has performed charity concerts for Cáritas thanks to the Constantinian Order of Sant Jordi and a concert for the Pascual Maragall Foundation another for the AFAB (Alzehimer’s Association of sick family members) and has also collaborated with the TV3 Marató in the recording of a video clip and a theme included in the 2016 CD that sold more than 220,000 do you copy.

enhancing their training as instrumentalists in the orchestra. The members of this team belonging to the artistic committee of the JOSB are Albert Carbonell i Sauri, composer, Beatriz Cambrils, flute in the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra and the National Orchestra of Catalonia, Carlos Checa, conductor and artistic director of the JOSB, and Matthias Weinmann, cello in the Symphony Orchestra of the Gran Teatre del Liceu.

The JOSB will also enjoy collaborations with guest conductors such as Josep Caballé Doménech, General Music Director of the Opera and Staatskapelle Halle-Saale (Germany) and Music Director of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic (USA), Venezuelan conductor Joshua Dos Santos, conducting protégé of Maestro José Antonio Abreu who regularly works as assistant conductor to Gustavo Dudamel, and Salvador Brotons, renowned composer and conductor from Barcelona who is currently the resident conductor of Barcelona Municipal Band and Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

This project has a pedagogical, social and cultural focus and the JOSB is committed to holding concerts in different venues in Barcelona and abroad. Rehearsals take place in La Sedeta community centre, former rehearsal hall of Barcelona Municipal Band.

REHEARSALS

Rehearsals are intensive for each programme in phases of two consecutive weekends. They start with sectionals, followed by tutti and subsequent concerts.
All the members will be given a program with scheduled rehearsals, concerts and conferences at the beginning of each term. The JOSB season will comprise the months of October, December, January, February, May and June. There will be no activities at Christmas, Easter or during the summer holidays.

MEMORIA I TEMPORADA 2015-2016.

MEMORIA II TEMPORADA 2016-2017.

MEMORIA III TEMPORADA 2017-2018.

IV Temporada 2018/2019

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Col.labora:

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Amb el suport de:

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