An exciting opportunity to hone your chamber music skills in the demanding environment.
This one-year fellowship programme prepares young chamber groups for careers that combine musical excellence with teaching, community engagement and advocacy. It offers diverse performance opportunities, first-class professional development and the chance to perform at regional festivals throughout the Fellowship.
Fellows will prepare chamber music works alongside mentoring artists, while receiving guidance in the form of private mentoring sessions and group discussions. Fellows will be supported by a comprehensive professional development curriculum designed to ensure that they have the skills necessary to succeed in all areas of the programme, and to provide them with the tools to chart a purposeful, personally rewarding career path that redefines the role of a musician in the 21st century.
Candidates from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. We particularly welcome applications from groups under-represented in classical music.
Professional development opportunities through access to regional chamber music festivals
Exclusive mentoring and coaching by dedicated musicians and artists
Active participation in Rondo's major programmes
Performance opportunities in Rondo's 2024 season, with funding and support from the Rondo team
Funding (full/partial) for expenses incurred during development, such as travelling, training, etc.
Enhanced visibility through marketing and promotional support
Stipend * for each public performance during the programme (minimum 3 to 4 performances)
Fellows are expected to actively involve in the following activities, including but not limited to:
2 to 3 chamber performances (February, September, November 2024)
2 regional music festivals (January, June 2024)
2 to 3 mentoring and coaching sessions, leading up to each chamber performance
The exact dates and locations will be communicated to and discussed with the selected Fellows at the time of selection.
1 to 30 September 2023
16 October 2023
January to December 2024
* Applications received after the application deadline will not be considered. ** Applicants may be invited to attend an interview if deemed necessary by the panel.
The application is open to chamber groups (trio, quartet, quintet, sextet, septet and octet) with instrumentalists who are at least 18 years oldby 31 December 2023, residing in Malaysia in 2024, fluent in written and spoken English, and
The group members should own or have access to their instruments throughout 2024, excluding larger instruments such as piano, percussion and double bass.
The application form must be completed and submitted by 30 September 2023 with the following materials:
Complete Information of the group members.
Audition Recording: All applicants must upload a live, one-take, unedited audition recording that best represents your group's technical and musical abilities. The recording should include 2 contrasting pieces of any length. Videos should be uploaded or linked from YouTube, Vimeo, Google Drive or any cloud-based platforms.
Short Answer Questions: This will be an opportunity for applicants to provide additional information about themselves beyond their résumé such as artistic goals or mission, as well as other interests and experiences.
Group Portfolio: A short introduction of the group, a list of recently performed/studied chamber music repertoire, and the professional experience of the group.
Compiled Biographies: A 200-word biography of each member.
There is a non-refundable application fee of RM50 (per application), upon completion and submission of your application. Please contact email@example.com if you require an application fee waiver.
Only one (1) chamber group will be selected to take part in this programme.
Frequently Asked Questions
If my chamber group is selected, will we coordinate the rehearsals ourselves?
You are encouraged to do so, as the selected group will be given a schedule of performances and mentoring sessions in advance, and will usually have a limited amount of time available at the venue(s) before the performances and sessions.
I don't have a chamber group, can I still apply?
Unfortunately, no. As the programme is primarily focused on the development of chamber music, we strongly encourage you to have an existing group with which you intend to apply.
Will there be a performance every month?
No, unless there is a change in the schedule, which will be communicated in advance.
Why is there a minimum age for applicants?
The programme may require the chamber group musicians to travel within Malaysia or even abroad, so it is not ideal for students who need a parent or guardian to accompany them.
I have more questions. Who should I go to?
You may fill up the enquiry form here: https://therondoproduction.com.my/contact-us/
Don't miss your chance to bring your chamber group to new heights!