Vacancies

Vacancies

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.

Solo horn

Solo horn

Deadline for applications: 12 December 2021
Deadline for submission of videos for pre-qualification rounds:
12 December  2021
Auditions: 28 January 2022
Appointment: 1 May 2022

 

Please register your application here.

 


 

After an assessment of all the applications and submitted videos, the selected candidates will be invited to audition at the Grieg Hall in Bergen on 28 January 2022.

 

Prequalification round video:

The candidates record a video with the following repertoire: 

- Mozart: Horn Concerto no. 4, 1st movement with cadenza
- Orchestral excerpts can be downloaded here

 

The video must be recorded in one continuous take and must not be edited. The order should be as listed above.

In order to guarantee that the recording has not been edited, it is important to ensure that the candidate is visible throughout the take. You can take your time in between the pieces, and you can tune your instrument if necessary, but the camera must be on the whole time.

Smartphones are adequate for recording Ensure that there is a suitable distance between the microphone and the instrument and use landscape mode. The whole instrument should be visible.

The video must be uploaded on YouTube, mark it as ‘not listed’ and paste the link to the video in the application form below. Videos submitted in any other way will be rejected.

 

For candidates invited to the audition

Program: 

- Mozart: Horn Concerto no 4, 1st movement with cadenza
- R. Strauss: Horn Concerto no 1, 1st movement
- Orchestral excerpts can be downloaded here
- Chamber music will be announced after the prequalifying round

 

For more information about the position, please contact Aslak Bjørge Hermstad, tel. (+47) 55 21 62 68,  email: aslak@harmonien.no or Marit Norberg, tel (+47) 48 21 35 26, email: marit@harmonien.no

All communication with candidates will be by email.

Tutti violin 2

Tutti violin 2

The deadline for applications has now passed.
Auditions: 14 January 2022
Appointment: As soon as possible

 

Please register your application here.  

 


 

After an assessment of all the applications and submitted videos, the selected candidates will be invited to audition at the Grieg Hall in Bergen on 5 November 2021.

Pre-qualification round video:

The candidates record a video of the following repertoire:

• Mozart violin concerto no. 3, 4 or 5 (first movement without cadenza)  with or without accompaniment.
• 
Orchestra excerpts – download HERE

The video must be recorded in one continuous take and must not be edited.

In order to guarantee that the recording has not been edited, it is important to ensure that the candidate is visible throughout the take. You can take your time in between the pieces, and you can tune your instrument if necessary, but the camera must be on the whole time.

Smartphones are adequate for recording Ensure that there is a suitable distance between the microphone and the instrument and use landscape mode. The whole instrument should be visible.

The video must be uploaded on YouTube, mark it as ‘not listed’ and paste the link to the video in the application form below. Videos submitted in any other way will be rejected.

For candidates invited to the audition

Programme:

• Mozart – violin concerto no. 3, 4 or 5 (first and second movement without cadenza).
• Beethoven, Brahms, Sibelius, or Tchaikovsky violin concerto. (First movement without cadenza).
• 
Orchestral excerpts and chamber music can be downloaded HERE
• Interview

For more information about the position, please contact Aslak Bjørge Hermstad, tel. (+47) 55 21 62 68 or by email: aslak@harmonien.no

All communication with candidates will be by email.

 

Tutti cello

Tutti cello

The deadline for applications has now passed. 
Auditions: 29 November 2021
Appointment: 1 January 2022

 

Please register your application here.

After an assessment of all the applications and submitted videos, the selected candidates will be invited to audition at the Grieg Hall in Bergen on 26 October 2021.

 

Pre-qualification round video:

The candidates record a video of the following repertoire:

• Exposition from J. Haydn Concerto in D major, with or without accompaniment.
• 
Orchestra excerpts – download HERE
• A self-chosen composition with or without accompaniment of maximum two minutes (can be an excerpt from a longer piece).

The video must be recorded in one continuous take and must not be edited.

In order to guarantee that the recording has not been edited, it is important to ensure that the candidate is visible throughout the take. You can take your time in between the pieces, and you can tune your instrument if necessary, but the camera must be on the whole time.

Smartphones are adequate for recording Ensure that there is a suitable distance between the microphone and the instrument and use landscape mode. The whole instrument should be visible.

The video must be uploaded on YouTube, mark it as ‘not listed’ and paste the link to the video in the application form below. Videos submitted in any other way will be rejected.

For candidates invited to the audition

Programme:

• J. Haydn – Concerto in D major, first and second movement with cadenza.
 R. Schumann or A. Dvórak – concerto for cello, first movement with cadenza.
• 
Orchestral excerpts and chamber music can be downloaded HERE
• Interview

For more information about the position, please contact Aslak Bjørge Hermstad, tel. (+47) 55 21 62 68 or by email: aslak@harmonien.no

All communication with candidates will be by email.

Application form

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.

Please complete the application form below, clearly stating for which vacancy you would like to apply.

Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Auditions Coordinator Aslak Bjørge Hermstad 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! 

 

Please note that substitute application do not need a video file. If you are applying as a substitute, please write no video. 

 

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