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Open Vacancies

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

Now open:

  • Concertmaster (shared 1st chair)
  • Bassoon Tutti with duty to play contrabassoon
  • Principal Flute

 

CONCERTMASTER (shared 1st chair)

Permanent position, full-time job

 

The audition will be held at Turku Concert Hall on Monday 30th of May 2022 starting at 13:00 PM.
 

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 (will be sent to applicants after the closing date)
  • Chamber music excerpt (will be sent to applicants after the closing date)

The audition may also include an interview (in Finnish or in English).
 

Applications

The closing date for the applications is Thursday 28th of April 2022 at midnight, 24:00 PM (GMT+2 Finnish time). For applying please fill the online application form available on Musicalchairs: https://www.musicalchairs.info/jobs/37780?ref=19
 

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

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


Turku Philharmonic Orchestra, Finland is a professional full-time orchestra of 74 musicians, established in 1790.

Enquiries: orchestra@turku.fi.

 

BASSOON TUTTI with duty to play contrabassoon

Permanent position, full-time job
 

The audition will be held at Turku Concert Hall on Tuesday 31st of May, 2022 starting at 13:00 PM.
 

Audition Repertoire

  • W. A. Mozart: Bassoon Concerto B flat major KV 191, 1st movement without cadenza, with bassoon
  • W. A. Mozart: Bassoon Concerto B flat major KV 191, 2nd movement without cadenza, with contrabassoon
  • Orchestral excerpts with bassoon and contrabassoon (will be sent to applicants after the closing date, a list of the excerpts is available on the Musicalchairs’ application page)

The audition may also include an interview (in Finnish or in English).
 

Applications

The closing date for the applications is Thursday 28th of April 2022 at midnight, 24:00 PM (GMT+2 Finnish time). For applying, please fill the online application form available on Musicalchairs: https://www.musicalchairs.info/jobs/37911?ref=5

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


Turku Philharmonic Orchestra, Finland is a professional full-time orchestra of 74 musicians, established in 1790.

Enquiries: orchestra@turku.fi.

 

PRINCIPAL FLUTE

Permanent position, full-time job

The audition will be held at Turku Concert Hall on Friday 19th of August, 2022.

The audition repertoire and excerpts will be sent to the selected candidates after the video pre-round. The audition may also include an interview (in Finnish or in English).
 

Applications

The closing date for the applications is Monday 25th of April 2022 at midnight, 24:00 PM (GMT+2 Finnish time). For applying, please fill the online application form available on Musicalchairs: https://www.musicalchairs.info/jobs/37972?ref=2

Please include in the application a link to a video, which includes applicant’s performance of the following excerpts:  

  • W. A. Mozart: Flute Concerto in G Major K.313 (285c), 1st movement bars 31-91, without piano accompaniment
  • M. Ravel: Daphins et Chloé, orchestral excerpt
  • G. Rossini: William Tell Overture, orchestral excerpt

The materials of the excerpts are available on the Musicalchairs’ application page.
 

Instructions for making the video

The video must be recorded with one camera and the player and the instrument in the picture throughout. The video including whole pre-round program should be filmed without cuts in one entirety in the order listed above. Post-processing of the sound and/or picture is prohibited. A reasonable quality should be aimed at. The orchestra tunes in 442. Please upload your video via your Musicalchairs application.

Applications or video materials sent by e-mail will not be taken into consideration. No feedback on the videos will be given.
 

Invitations to attend the audition will be sent to selected candidates by email after the closing date. A pre-selection will be done based on the applications and the videos.


Enquiries: orchestra@turku.fi.

Turku Philharmonic Orchestra, Finland is a professional full-time orchestra of 74 musicians, established in 1790.