Co-Principal Oboe 100% (1) – Permanent

  • Vacancy Data

  • Institution
    Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Full description
    Co-Principal Oboe 100% (1) – Permanent
  • Obligatory instrument
    2nd Oboe
  • Number of positions
  • Type
  • Job share
  • Salary
    Starting monthly salary dependent on experience ranging from HK$52,852 to HK$60,196
  • Application deadline
    March 21, 2021
  • Additional notes

    The HK Phil is recruiting a Co-Principal Oboe to join the orchestra in 2021/22 Season.

    For shortlisting purpose, please submit an unedited video recording of the audition repertoire (see below) no later than 21 March 2021. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to perform a live audition in Hong Kong, tentatively in May/June 2021. If compulsory quarantine measures are still in place, the live audition will be postponed and shortlisted candidates will be notified of the new date once quarantine measures have been lifted.

    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

    Mozart Oboe Concerto (Exposition of 1st and 2nd movements)

  • Orchestral excerpts

    1st Oboe

    1. Beethoven Symphony No.3 (2nd mov’t, bars 8-16 & 3rd mov’t, bars 7-28)
    2. Brahms Violin Concerto (2nd mov’t, bars 3-32)
    3. Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin (Prelude – opening to Fig.2)
    4. Rossini Overture: La Scala di Seta (Opening to Fig.3 first beat)  
    5. Richard Strauss Don Juan (Rehearsal L to N)
    6. Mahler Symphony No.3 (2nd mov’t, first 9 bars)

    2nd Oboe

    1. Dvorak Symphony No.7 (2nd mov’t, first 8 bars)
    2. Brahms Variations on a Theme by Haydn (Chorale)
  • 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 30, 2021: 18
  • Required document(s)
    • Diploma
    • Reference letter
    • Scan of passport or ID card
  • Video

    Video(s) required for pre-selection purposes only (details below). Does not replace the live audition.

    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.