2022: Violin & Viola

Richard Bonynge Orchestral Fellowship

Richard Bonynge Orchestral Fellowship

Orchestra Victoria is offering two fellowship positions in 2022, available to musicians who have completed Bachelor of Music (Performance) or are at an equivalent or higher standard on Violin or Viola.

The Richard Bonynge Orchestral Fellowship is a pre-professional program designed to provide training for musicians in working with opera and ballet. Orchestra Victoria is a performance partner of Australia’s national ballet company, The Australian Ballet, national opera company, Opera Australia, and state opera company, Victorian Opera.

The successful candidates will each be employed on two fixed-term contracts encompassing the Orchestra’s seasons with its partner companies from April – July, and August – October 2022, at the Tutti Level A Salary ($70,345 per annum pro rata, plus superannuation and allowances) and have the opportunity to work with Orchestra Victoria under the leadership of a variety of world-class conductors, mentored by the orchestra’s talented and skilled musicians.


Orchestra Victoria offers:
Performance opportunities in the greatest of opera and ballet repertoire
An exciting and friendly working environment
World class health and wellbeing programs for musicians


Eligibility Criteria

Completed Bachelor of Music or be of an equivalent or higher standard in Violin or Viola Performance.

Open to Australian and New Zealand citizens and Permanent Residents of Australia.

Be aged 18 years or older by the application closing date, Monday 21 March, 2022.

Candidates must be available to attend their relevant live audition day in person in its entirety.




Selection Process

The selection process for the Richard Bonynge Orchestral Fellowship is a two-stage process, outlined below.

Stage 1
Candidates will submit two video recordings of repertoire of their own choice, a CV, and a short personal statement of up to 500 words, submitted with their application form. A selection panel will use these materials to determine the candidates to be invited to undertake Stage 2.

Stage 2
Candidates will undertake a live audition in person in Melbourne on Monday 4 April 2022 (Viola) or Thursday 7 April 2022 (Violin).




Key dates

Stage 1 - Recording Submissions:


All application forms and recorded submissions due:  5pm AEST, Monday 21 March 2022
Results of Stage 1 released to candidates: Monday 28 March 2022



Stage 2 -  Live Auditions in Melbourne:

Viola: Monday 4 April 2022
Violin: Thursday 7 April 2022




How to Apply:

Click here to download the application form & information pack

Email your application form to orchestrajobs@australianballet.com.au in order to receive a copy of the stage 2 excerpt book, which will be available prior to the application closing date.

You will be able to supply your recording file(s) separately to your application form.