E-flat clarinet - tutti clarinet (75%) (1) – Permanent

  • Vacancy Data

  • Institution
    Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra | Netherlands Chamber Orchestra
  • Full description
    E-flat clarinet - tutti clarinet (75%) (1) – Permanent
  • Number of positions
  • Type
  • Job share
  • Duration / Start
    By arrangement
  • Application deadline
  • Additional notes

    The Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra|The Netherlands Chamber Orchestra has a vacancy for:

    E-flat clarinet – tutti clarinet (75%)

    The auditions will be held on September 17, 2021. 

    The Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra|The Netherlands Chamber Orchestra are one of the most versatile orchestras in the Netherlands and put on operatic and concert productions at the highest artistic level. The two orchestras are for more than 30 years the principal partner of Dutch National Opera and are internationally considered one of the best operatic orchestras. As of season 2021-2022 Lorenzo Viotti will be the new chief conductor of the NedPhO|NKO. The Netherlands Chamber Orchestra works at concerte productions usually without a conductor and is then led by musical leader Gordan Nikolić. The Royal Concertgebouw is the home of a varied concert programme. The orchestras combine artistic excellence with hospitality and a program for a wide audience. With programmes focused on education and the development of talent, it invests in the future of classical music. The Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra is, along with the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, part of Stichting Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest.


    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.

    All woodwinds are considered to play both in the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra and Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, according to the requirements of the operas or concert works to be performed.


    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 , 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

  • 2 Events
    • 1st Round – September 17, 2021 • 10:00
      Obiplein 4
      1094 RB Amsterdam (Netherlands)
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    • 2nd Round – September 17, 2021 • 13:00
      Obiplein 4
      1094 RB Amsterdam (Netherlands)
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  • Mandatory pieces

    The repertoire and obligatory orchestra excerpts will soon be published on our website ( and Muvac.

  • Personal letter

    Please motivate your application.

  • Required document(s)
    • Diploma
    • Work permit: If you have a NON EU nationality, please upload your non-temporary residence permit for The Netherlands with full work authorization (front & backside of the permit). Without a valid permit we cannot process your application.
    • Scan of passport or ID card