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Open Vacancies

Vacancies for positions as a member of Turku Philharmonic Orchestra, Finland are advertised here.

Now open:

  • Alternating 1st Concertmaster

Alternating 1st Concertmaster

permanent position

The audition will be held at Turku Concert Hall on Wed 2nd of May, 2018 starting at 12 o’clock noon. The audition will continue on Thu 3rd of May if needed.


The closing date for the applications is Monday 19th of March, 2018 at 3 PM (GMT+2 Finnish time) Please send your application by email to Include the following information in the application:

  • Brief CV
  • Your choice of Mozart and Romantic concertos
  • Full contact details: home address, e-mail and telephone number
  • Indicate if you want to be accompanied by the orchestra’s pianist

Invitations to attend the audition will be sent to selected candidates by email after the closing date. Delayed applications will be not taken into consideration.


Audition Repertoire

- W. A. Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 3 K.216, No. 4 K.218 or No. 5 K.219, 1st and 2nd movements with cadenzas
- A Romantic violin concerto of candidate’s choice, 1st movement with cadenzas

Orchestral Excerpts

- J. S. Bach: Mass in B minor
* Gloria, aria No. 5 soprano II: Laudeamus te (measures 1–62)

- L. van Beethoven: Missa solemnis
* Benedictus Andante molto cantabile e non troppo mosso, solo (measures 110–183)

N. Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade Op. 35
* I mvt: measures 94–101; 173–181
* II mvt: measures 1–5
* III mvt: measures 142–165
* IV mvt: measures 1–9; 29–30; 641–665  

- R. Strauss: Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche Op. 28
* solo: 7 measures after rehearsal number 13 – 14 measures after rehearsal number 14

- J. Brahms: Symphony No. 3 Op. 90
* I mvt Allegro con brio: from beginning to rehearsal letter B; measures 4 and 5 after rehearsal letter C; from D to E; from 7 after E to F; from I to 9 after I; from 2 before K to the end of the mvt
* II mvt Andante: measures from 4 to 9 after B; from 2 to 8 after D; from F to 1 measure after G

- G. Mahler: Symphony No. 4
* I mvt: measures from 3 to 5; reh numbers from 10 to 11; from 5 measures after reh number 11 to 12; from 11 after reh number 16 to 3 after reh number 17; from 10 after reh number 23 to  8 after reh number 24
* II mvt: from reh number 1 to 2; 2nd solo from reh number 13 to 14 after reh number 13
* III mvt: from 17 after reh number 9 to reh number 10
* IV mvt: from 9 after reh number 8 to 10

- W. A. Mozart: Symphony No. 38 ”Prague” K. 504
* Allegro: measures 19–30; 60–74; 161–173
*Andante: measures 19–33; 65–72
* Finale: measures 1–30; 32–19 before repetition

- S. Prokofjev: Romeo and Juliet, Suite No. 1
* excerpts

- M. Ravel: La Valse
* excerpts

- P. Tshaikovski: Symphony No. 5 Op. 64
* I mvt: from 2 measures after reh letter C to D; 1 measure after E – 1 measure after F; from 4 measures after O to  5 measures before Q; from 7 measures after Y to Aa
* II mvt: from F to 10 measures after F
* III mvt: from beginning to 8 after A; from 9 before E to E; from 6 before F to 16 before I

- J. Sibelius: Symphony No. 1 Op. 39
* I mvt: from reh letter B to 2 measures before D; from L to 4 after L
* II mvt: from 1 measure after M to 13 before N; from O to 2 before P
* III mvt: from D to 2 after E; from 6 before F to F; from 14 to 18 after M;
* IV mvt: from beginning to A; from F to 6 after F; from 5 after N to 7 before O; from Y to 4 before the end of the mvt

Chamber Music Excerpt

- W. A. Mozart: String Quartet No. 19 in C major K. 465 ”Dissonance”
* I mvt from beginning to the first repetition

The materials of the orchestral and chamber music excerpts will be sent to selected candidates by email after the closing date.

If a member of the orchestra will be chosen to the vacancy of Alternating 1st Concertmaster, his/her vacancy can be filled by this audition.