The King’s Philharmonic Wind Orchestra is an auditioned ensemble based in Aberdeen and is open to all professionally-aspiring musicians. The full ensemble counts 42 players who present a challenging repertoire of opera and orchestral classics, wind orchestra originals, as well as premiers of commissioned compositions – here in Scotland, as well as on tour. The Orchestra is dedicated to provide young composers with the opportunity to write for a large wind ensemble, and to frequently work with emerging solo artists. After their inaugural tour through Scotland in 2017, a selection of players of The King’s were joined by friends from Aberdeen University Symphony Orchestra to present a winter concert »Abendmond« to celebrate the ensemble’s first anniversary.
Ensemble Workshop in February 2018 and Aberdeen Performance in March 2018; Orchestra course with a concert series in April 2018; London Ensemble Performance in November 2018; Joint Christmas Concert Series with University of Aberdeen Chamber Choir in Winter 2018 (tbc.)
Auditions for next year’s season start in January. The Orchestra is open to all professionally-aspiring musicians from all universities and the wider community. International applicants who are staying for the full term are welcome to apply for audition. Auditions will be held in the MacRobert Building, University of Aberdeen, and via online interview. Applicants please get in touch now with this application form: