1st Violin Audition Masterclass

Dorian Xhoxhi

Dorian Xhoxhi
2017/07/24 - 2017/07/25
Application deadline: 2017/07/01

Application fee
Active Participants: 199.00 €
Auditors: 79.00 €


Playing in a professional orchestra places special demands on string players. While soloist's qualities are expected in auditions, another kind of quality is needed for playing in the tutti section of a large orchestra. We would therefore like to offer dedicated musicians the opportunity to learn from internationally renowned musicians and successful soloists of prestigious orchestras through participation in this course, and to profit from their artistic and professional knowledge.

This master class offers participants the chance to prepare intensively and optimally for upcoming auditions. The diversity of contact with other course participants and instructors creates an ideal atmosphere for intense work, making advancements on one's instrument and making ensemble music.


Course Content

This course focuses on key aspects of auditions for the 1st tutti by combining the study of the usual audition repertoire with honing the special skills necessary for playing in an ensemble.

Not only will work be done on the most common audition excerpts, but audition situations will also be simulated in front of the instructor and other participants, in order to provide audition experience and help combat nervousness and excitement.

Course Objective

After the completion of this masterclass, the participants will be able to play selected orchestral excerpts of various stylistic periods with a high degree of technical and interpretive skill. The course allows the participants the security to master auditioning through public performance and to apply their skills in relevant situations.


  • Two days of masterclasses
  • Each participant may work on up to 3 selected excerpts with the instructors
  • Group seminar event - the attendance of all participants is desired
  • Simulated audition for all participants with feedback from instructor and other participants


We welcome and invite advanced university students but also professional players to be active participants or auditors. Active participants receive lessons using literature selected by the instructors.

Maximum 20 active participants


Accommodation can be provided in Hotel Schloss Britz.


Fulhamer Allee (M46, M44)
Britzer Damm/Mohriner Allee (M181, M44)


Dorian Xhoxhi was born in Tirana in 1984 in a family of musicians. He took his first violin lessons by his father at the age of 6. He studied in Munich and Berlin with E. Sebestyen, S. Picard and A. Weithaas. Also important was his collaboration with R. Fain, Midori , Z. Bron and others.

Dorian Xhoxhi successfully took part in many international competitions and won the first price at the „International Queen Sophie Charlotte Competition“ and the „International Louise Henriette Competition“ In Germany.

Since 2010 he is a member of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Before that he was sectionleader of the second violins at the Gewandhausorchster in Leipzig and played in the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin.

He is a devoted chambermusic player and teacher, giving concerts and masterclasses in many different festivals all around europe and asia.

Repertoire to be Prepared

1. A. Bruckner Symphony No. 9, 2. Movement Scherzo
2. F. Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night's Dream Overture & Scherzo
4. W. A. Mozart Overture - Le nozze di Figaro
6. B. Smetana Prodaná nevěsta overture
8. R. Wagner Siegfied 3. Act 3. Szene (sehr ruhig und sehr lebhaft)
9. C. M. Von Weber Euryanthe Ouverture
10. J. Brahms Symphony No. 4, 4th movement (Bar 33-81)