The Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra has a vacancy for:
Second concertmaster (3rd/4th chair, 90%)
The auditions will be held on September 16, 2021.
The Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra is one of the most versatile orchestras in the Netherlands. It plays the great symphonies of composers such as Mahler and Brahms as well as operas by R. Strauss and Wagner. The orchestra excels in the style of the late romantic and early twentieth century and is renowned for its high level. The Royal Concertgebouw is the home venue for varied concert programming. For over 30 years, the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra and the affiliated Netherlands Chamber Orchestra have been the primary orchestra partner of Dutch National Opera and are considered one of the best opera orchestras in Europe. From 2021-2022 season, the orchestra will open a new chapter with Lorenzo Viotti as the new chief conductor.
We are looking for a versatile colleague who ensures excellent performances on (inter)national concert stages and at the opera whilst mastering a broad repertory. You have a professional and flexible work ethic and radiate enthusiasm on every stage. As a member of the orchestra, you will also contribute to our educational projects and social activities. All employees have a talent for harmonious teamwork and possess good communication skills. Foreign colleagues are expected to become proficient in the Dutch language within a short timeframe.
String players have a permanent position with one of the two orchestras. This vacancy is for a position in the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra. In the interest of the organization, you can occasionally be required to play with the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra
The selection consists of two parts. The artistic selection takes place through the audition. Secondly, an interview takes place regarding the candidate’s affinity with the NedPhO|NKO to establish whether knowledge, skills and personality match the demands of the job. Based on this, a recommendation will be made to the management.
Date of commencement of employment for the mentioned position will be decided by mutual agreement. The salary is in accordance with the national regulations of Dutch Orchestras, which you can find on www.vvno.nl , the website of the association of Dutch Orchestras.
We want everyone to enjoy classical music. This requires a diverse and inclusive organization: we subscribe the Code Diversiteit & Inclusie. We therefore invite all interested parties to respond.
Please note that only correctly and fully completed Muvac applications will be taken into consideration by the selection committee. We appreciate it if candidates upload some recent videos of their own choice so we can get an impression of the candidate already. In your application in Muvac you have the option of uploading recent video material.
The selection committee reserves the right to make a pre-selection based on application information. The closing date for applications is August 15, 2021. Candidates will be notified on August 23, 2021 whether they have been invited to the audition.
The auditions are only open to EU citizens and citizens from Iceland, Switzerland, Norway and Liechtenstein, or other musicians already holding a non-temporary residence permit for the Netherlands with full work authorization.
Please include references in your motivation of application (name and contact details of teachers/colleagues who can be asked for reference).
For further information about the vacancy please contact Carolien Rijkmans (020-5217543 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
The repertoire and obligatory orchestra excerpts will soon be published on our website (www.orkest.nl) and Muvac.
Please motivate your application.