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.

Tutti viola

Deadline for applications: 5 April 2021
Deadline for submission of videos for pre-qualification rounds: 5 April
Auditions: 22 May
Appointment: 1 August 2021

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 22 May 2021.

Pre-qualification round video:

The candidates record a video of the following repertoire:

• Performance of the first movement of: Stamitz Concerto in D major op. 1 until bar 113, or Hoffmeister Concerto in D major until bar 91, with or without accompaniment.
Orchestra excerpts – download HERE
• A self-chosen composition with or without accompaniment of maximum two minutes.

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 of music and you can also 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 from the microphone and use the ‘landscape’ mode. We would like you to zoom in on the image to ensure that your upper body and the instrument are visible.

The video must be uploaded on YouTube, mark ‘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 on 22 May:

Programme:

• First movement with cadenza from the Stamlitz Concerto in D major op. 1 or the Hoffmeister Concerto in D major.
• First movement with cadenza from Bartok, Hindemith or Walton concertos
Orchestra excerpts can be downloaded HERE
Chamber music can be downloaded HERE
• Interview

For more information about the position, please contact Michiel Westhof, tel. (+47) 55 21 62 68 or by email: michiel@harmonien.no. All communication with candidates will be by email.

 

Application form

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 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! 

 

Application form