Cello tutti 100% (1) – Permanent

  • Vacancy Data

  • Institution
    Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Full description
    Cello tutti 100% (1) – Permanent
  • Number of positions
  • Type
  • Job share
  • Salary
    Starting monthly salary dependent on experience ranging from HK$39,970 to HK$45,301
  • Application deadline
  • Additional notes

    The HK Phil is recruiting one tutti Cello to join the orchestra in 2022/23 Season.


    For shortlisting purpose, please submit an unedited video recording of the audition repertoire (see below) no later than 17 June 2022. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to perform a live audition in Hong Kong tentatively between November – December 2022. Shortlisted candidates will be notified of the audition date one month in advance.


    Travel expenses and hotel accommodation will be covered for overseas shortlisted candidates to attend live audition in Hong Kong.


    Employee benefits include: medical and dental insurance, life insurance, instrument insurance.

  • Mandatory pieces

    Please choose one from below (exposition only):

    1. Haydn Cello Concerto No 1 (1st movement)
    2. Haydn Cello Concerto No 2 (1st movement)
  • Orchestral excerpts
    1. Beethoven Symphony No.5 (2nd & 3rd movements)
    2. Strauss Don Juan (1st & 2nd pages)
    3. Debussy La Mer (2 bars before 9 for 8 bars, top line only)
  • Personal letter

    Please tell us briefly why you would like to join the HK Phil and what your motivations are.

  • Prerequisites
    • Minimum age on August 29, 2022: 18
  • Required document(s)
    • Diploma
    • Reference letter
    • Scan of passport or ID card
  • Video

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

    Video Recording Guidelines

    1. Video must be shot in a single take to replicate a live audition, without deleting any false starts or errors. Time may be taken between excerpts according to how you would work in a live audition.
    2. Candidates must record all pieces specified under “Mandatory Pieces” and "Orchestral Excerpts”.
    3. Excerpts must be recorded in the order listed.
    4. Video must cover performer's body and full instrument for each excerpt.
    5. Candidates must ensure that they record the highest quality sound possible on the video recording.

    In support of your application, besides the optional pieces and the required orchestral excerpts, you are welcome to provide (if any) videos of your recitals, solo performances etc.