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Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra is an internationally renowned symphony orchestra with a rich history which spans over more than 250 years. Under the direction of Chief Conductor Edward Gardner, the orchestra has a busy concert schedule, a substantial outreach programme and strong international presence through tours, recordings and the concert streaming service BergenPhiLive. The orchestra is owned by Musikkselskapet Harmonien, which also runs Bergen Philharmonic Chorus and Bergen Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.

Assistant section leader 2nd violin (3rd chair)

Application deadline 4 December 2017
Audition date 14 January 2018, by invitation only
Starting date as soon as possible

In the event of an orchestra member being offered the position following the audition, a tutti position will become available

Audition repertoire

Interview after the last round of auditions
Please send your application letter and CV to audition@harmonien.no marked ‘Assistant section leader 2nd violin’

Please include names and contact details of two references (1 colleague and 1 superior)

Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Auditions Coordinator Michiel Westhof on +47 55 21 62 68 or audition@harmonien.no

We use email in all correspondence. Please note that some email account settings may cause our emails, going to multiple recipients, to be categorized as spam.

2nd Concertmaster

The closing date for applications has now passed
Audition date 12 & 13 December 2017, by invitation only
Starting date 1 January 2018

 

We are looking for a highly qualified violinist to be the second (assistant) concertmaster of the BFO. The first violin section is comprised of 18 violinists. There are two rotating concertmasters, one assistant concertmaster and two associate concertmasters. For the majority of the season the assistant concertmaster sits in the second chair. On occasional weeks they sit in the third chair (when both concertmasters are playing), and they spend some weeks leading the orchestra concertmaster.

Audition repertoire

  • Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 3, 4 or 5 (1st and 2nd movement with cadenza)
  • A romantic concerto (1st movement with cadenza). We will provide an accompanist for the following concertos: Beethoven, Brahms, Sibelius or Tchaikovsky.
  • Orchestral excerpts available for download here

Interview after the last round of auditions.

Please complete the application form below. Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Auditions Coordinator Michiel Westhof on +47 55 21 62 68 or audition@harmonien.no

We use email in all correspondance. Please note that some email account settings may cause our emails, going to multiple recipients, to be categorised as spam!

3rd Concertmaster

The closing date for applications has now passed
Audition date 12 & 13 December 2017, by invitation only. 
Starting date as soon as possible

The Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra will strengthen its first violin section with a new position: an associate (3rd) concertmaster that will be equal to the existing associate concertmaster position.
The first violin section is comprised of 18 violinists that are led by two concertmasters, one second (assistant) concertmaster and two third (associate) concertmasters. Your position will be on the second stand- in the third or fourth chair. For some productions you will be sitting assistant concertmaster (in the second chair).

 

Audition repertoire

  • Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 3, 4 or 5 (1st and 2nd movement with cadenza)
  • A romantic concerto (1st movement with cadenza). We will provide an accompanist for the following concertos: Beethoven, Brahms, Sibelius or Tchaikovsky.
  • Orchestral excerpts available for download here


Interview after the last round of auditions.

Please complete the application form below. Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Auditions Coordinator Michiel Westhof on +47 55 21 62 68 or audition@harmonien.no

We use email in all correspondance. Please note that some email account settings may cause our emails, going to multiple recipients, to be categorised as spam!

 

Principal trombone with obligation to alto trombone

The closing date for applications has now passed
Audition date 3 December 2017, by invitation only
Starting date as soon as possible

Audition repertoire

Interview after the last round of auditions.

Please complete the application form below. Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Auditions Coordinator Michiel Westhof on +47 55 21 62 68 or audition@harmonien.no

We use email in all correspondance. Please note that some email account settings may cause our emails, going to multiple recipients, to be categorised as spam!

 

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