2nd Solocellist (1) – Permanent

  • Vacancy Data

  • Institution
    Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Full description
    2nd Solocellist (1) – Permanent
  • Number of positions
  • Type
  • Job share
  • Duration / Start
    By arrangement
  • Application deadline
  • Additional notes

    If agreed on separately, a position of tutti cellist may also be filled through this audition.


    The cellist chosen for the vacant position is offered the opportunity to play on an on a high value Italian cello.

  • 2 Events
    • Pre-Audition – April 20, 2023 • 10:00
      Music Centre / Musiikkitalo
      Mannerheimintie 13 A
      00100 Helsinki (Finland)
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    • Main Audition – April 21, 2023 • 11:00
  • Event notes

    Videos are required for pre-selection purposes (details below)


    Invitations for the audition will be sent soon after application dead line. Latest by the end of the following week.


    Unfortunately Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra cannot cover any of your travel or other expenses

  • Mandatory pieces

    • Haydn: Cello Concerto in D major, 1st movement with cadenza

    • 1st movement of the Dvořák or Schumann Concerto

  • Orchestral excerpts

    Orchestral and Chamber Music excerpts which will be published latest after application dead line

  • Personal letter

    Why would you like to play in our orchestra?

  • Video

    Video(s) are required for pre-selection purposes (details below).

    Repertoire of the preliminary video round:

    • Haydn: Cello Concerto in D major, 1st movement , exposition (no accompaniement)

    • Brahms: Symphony nro 2, 2nd movement, bars 1 - 17

    (Part attached)

    The video clip must be filmed with one camera in front of the player. In the recording, you should aim for good sound and image quality. The works in the video pre-selection round must be recorded as a single take without breaks in the order indicated above. Post-processing of sound and/or image is prohibited. The recording must be uncut.