Harp

Principal Harp 100% (1) – Permanent

  • Vacancy Data

  • Institution
    Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Full description
    Principal Harp 100% (1) – Permanent
  • Number of positions
    1
  • Type
    Permanent
  • Duration / Start
    Not yet determined
  • Salary
    from USD88,456 per annum
  • Application deadline
    April 13, 2020
  • Additional notes

    The HK Phil is recruiting a Principal Harp 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 13 April 2020. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to play some trial dates during the 2020/21 Season. A regular service fee, travel expenses and hotel accommodation will be paid for if invited for trial(s).

    Besides the trial(s), the shortlisted candidates are expected to attend a live audition in Hong Kong to be held in Spring 2021.

    Results of the shortlisting process will be communicated to all applicants in May 2020. 

  • Mandatory pieces

    Mozart: Flute & Harp Concerto – 1st movement (exposition only)

  • Orchestral excerpts
    1. Bartok Concerto for Orchestra (Harp I) (Intermezzo: Fig.43 to Fig.59)
    2. Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique (2nd movt) (Harp I)
    3. Ravel Tzigane – Cadenza Fig.4 to Fig.5.; Fig.12 to Fig.14
    4. R. Strauss Ein Heldenleben, op. 40 (Harp I) (Fig.2 to Fig.12; Fig.33 to Fig.37)
  • Prerequisites
    • Minimum age on August 31, 2020: 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.