The Netherlands Chamber Orchestra has a vacancy for:
Principal Viola (63%)
The auditions will be held on March 30, 2020.
The Netherlands Chamber Orchestra is a unique orchestra: it has a concert series at the Royal Concertgebouw and is the principal partner of Dutch National Opera. In addition, the orchestra receives invitations to play on stages both in the Netherlands and abroad. At concert productions the orchestra usually works without a conductor and is then led by musical leader Gordan Nikolić. The repertoire covers baroque to contemporary. This diversity in repertoire requires flexibility and curiosity from musicians to be able to play various compositions at the highest level. The Netherlands Chamber Orchestra is an inspired collective with an expressive way of playing. The orchestra creates unique interpretations through its core values: intensive teamwork and open communication. The Netherlands Chamber Orchestra is, along with the Netherlands Philharmonic 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. Besides a colleague with talent for interplay and good communicative skills, we are also looking for a musician who possesses good chamber music skills and has the experience for this specific function. Alongside their musical responsibilities, section principals make an active contribution to the management of the orchestra. They lead sectional rehearsals, encourage a collegial working relationship with the section and between the other sections and are also the link between individual players and management.
String players have a permanent position with one of the two orchestras. This vacancy is for a position in the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra. In the interest of the organization, you can occasionally be required to play with the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra. Foreign colleagues are expected to become proficient in the Dutch language within a short timeframe.
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. The selection committee reserves the right to make a pre-selection based on written information.
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 therefore invite all interested parties to respond. Nevertheless, for legal reasons the audition is open only to musicians with EU citizenship and other musicians residing in Holland for at least three years and in possession of a permit to stay with an additional work permit-free status.
Please include references in your motivation of application (name and contact details of teachters/colleagues who can be asked for reference).
For further information about the vacancy please contact Aafke Dirckx (020-5217548 or firstname.lastname@example.org).