Bassoon player (1) – Permanent

  • Vacancy Data

  • Institution
    Finnish National Opera and Ballet
  • Full description
    Bassoon player (1) – Permanent
  • Obligatory instrument
  • Number of positions
  • Type
  • Job share
  • Duration / Start
    January 3, 2023
  • Salary
    EUR 3528,83-4165,25 / month. In addition, instrument and dress reimbursement and remuneration for recording.
  • Application deadline
  • Additional notes

    Permanent position starting from January 3, 2023 or by agreement.

    On the first day of the audition on Monday 24.10. only bassoon will be played. For those who have qualified for the second day of the audition there is a possibility to shortly practice with the Opera's contrabassoon on Monday evening. 

    An accompanist will be provided but candidates may bring their own pianist if they so desire.

    Position is open to applicants of any nationality.

    For further information please contact Päivi Kulo, email: 

  • Event
    • Audition – October 24, 2022 - October 25, 2022
      Finnish National Opera and Ballet
      Helsinginkatu 58
      00251 HELSINKI (Finland)
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  • Mandatory pieces

    On bassoon:

    Mozart: Bassoon Concerto B flat major KV 191, 1st movement without cadenza

    On contrabassoon:

    Mozart: Bassoon Concerto B flat major KV 191, 2nd movement Andante ma adagio, without cadenza.

  • Orchestral excerpts

    The following orchestral extracts on bassoon:

    Bizet: Carmen, Act II Entr’acte 

    Britten: Peter Grimes, Prologue

    Leoncavallo: Pagliazzi, Act II

    Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro, overture

    Smetana: The Bartered Bride, overture

    Tshaikovski: The Nutcracker, Act I

    Verdi: Aida, Act III

    Verdi: Nabucco, Act III Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves

    Wagner: Tannhäuser, overture.

    The following orchestral extracts on contrabassoon:

    Berg: Wozzeck, Act 1

    Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45, movement 6 

    Brahms: Symphony no. 1 C minor, Op. 68

    R. Strauss: Elektra

    R. Strauss: Salome

    Verdi: Don Carlo, No. 11

    The link for the orchestra excerpts will be sent after the application has been submitted.