In an audition situation, we're usually a little bit nervous, so we lose some of the energy in our playing. We therefore really have to think technically about how we can maximise our dynamic range'

Kees Boersma, principal double bass of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, gives an orchestral audition masterclass on the recitative from the opening of the fourth movement of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. Performing the excerpt is 2014 Sydney Symphony Orchestra double bass fellow Aurora Henrich.

The clip is one of a series of SSO masterclass videos on YouTube, including concertmaster Andrew Haveron and principal viola Roger Benedict.

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