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Assistant conductor - Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra (1) – Temporary

  • Vacancy Data

  • Institution
    Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra | Netherlands Chamber Orchestra
  • Full description
    Assistant conductor - Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra (1) – Temporary
  • Number of positions
    1
  • Type
    Temporary
  • Application deadline
    Closed
  • Additional notes

    The Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra has a vacancy for:

    Assistant conductor

    The auditions wlll be held on March 23, 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. 

    The assistant conductorship with our chief conductor Lorenzo Viotti involves 2 opera productions and 5 concert productions in the 2021-2022 season. The orchestra rehearses in the NedPhO-Koepel in Amsterdam-Oost and the concerts take place in the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. The opera rehearsals and performances take place at the National Opera & Ballet. During the season it will be considered whether the assistantship can be extended by one year. Compensation will consist of a fee per production. The assistant conductor who travels from abroad, also receives a compensation for travel and accommodation expenses.

    The position

    The position is for a junior-conductor at the start of his or her career. The assistant will be present at all rehearsals of the opera and concert programs conducted by our chief conductor Lorenzo Viotti. When necessary, he/she will prepare scores and assist in all other preparations. In some cases he/she will take over partial or complete rehearsals or sectional rehearsals from the chief conductor. In this way the assistant can study the way of working of the chief conductor and at the same time serve as his ‘external ear’.

    Depending on the evaluation of the assistant conductor, the assistant conductor might be given a full production to conduct. Usually this production is of an educational nature.

    At opera productions, the assistant conductor will work as second assistant at musical rehearsals and production rehearsals. This gives him/her insight into the way of working and planning of productions at this large opera house. Not only Lorenzo Viotti is followed in his working progress, but also one of the permanent assistant conductors of the National Opera. 

    Qualifications

    ·        Bachelor’s degree in conducting or equivalent education

    ·        Master’s level in conducting or higher preferred

    ·        Must have experience in conducting a professional orchestra

    ·        You must be available and commit to all of the dates below:

    Kind of production Dates

    21C33O opera 02 Aug - 04 Sept 2021

    21C38S concert 20 Sept - 26 Sept 2021

    21C42S concert 18 Oct - 25 Oct 2021

    22C03S concert 17 Jan - 23 Jan 2022

    22C11S concert 14 March - 21 March 2022

    22C12O opera 28 Febr - 12 April 2022

    22C19S concert 09 May - 16 May 2022

    Selection

    A first selection will take place upon your application and motivation, including 3 uploads/youtube links to video material of rehearsals and/or concerts with diverse repertoire. Please do not send more than these 3 uploads/links. Then a number of maximum 12 candidates will be selected for the audition. Afterwards one candidate will be invited to an interview. This interview is to determine whether the chosen candidate has sufficient affinity with the position, knowledge, skills and personality and whether the expectations of the candidate match the offered position.

    The audition will be held on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 in the NedPhO Koepel, Amsterdam.

    The audition will only take place if sufficient candidates have applied. 

    Obligatory works

    In the morning we ask the candidates to rehearse with the orchestra. In the afternoon, candidates have a short session with a singer and accompanied by a pianist in opera repertoire. Candidates are asked to prepare the following repertoire for the audition on March 23, 2021:

    · Beethoven Symphony No. 1, all movements (approx. 10.00–13.00 hrs)

    · Voice and piano repertoire, see repertoire below (approx. 14.00–18.00 hrs)

    Reactions

    We want everyone to enjoy classical music. This requires a diverse and inclusive organization: we subscribe to the Code Diversiteit & Inclusie. We therefore invite all those interested to respond.

    The Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra|The Netherlands Chamber Orchestra aims to work with musicians coming from the European Union and UK (with reservation to certain Brexit measures) and other musicians already holding a work permit (as freelancer) and residence permit for The Netherlands. 

    For further information about the vacancy please contact Carolien Rijkmans (020-5217543 or carolienrijkmans@nedpho.nl).  


  • Event
    • Audition – March 23, 2021 • 10:00
      NedPhO-Koepel
      Obiplein 4
      1094 RB Amsterdam (Netherlands)
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  • Mandatory pieces

    In the morning we ask the candidates to rehearse with the orchestra. In the afternoon, candidates have a short session with a singer and accompanied by a pianist in opera repertoire. Candidates are asked to prepare the following repertoire for the audition on March 23, 2021:

    · Beethoven Symphony No. 1, all movements (approx. 10.00–13.00 hrs)

    · Voice and piano repertoire, see repertoire below (approx. 14.00–18.00 hrs)

  • Personal letter

    Please motivate your application

  • Video

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

    Please include 3 (not more or less) links/uploads to video material of rehearsals and/or concerts with different repertoire in your application (the application will not be valid without the video links.)