The Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra has a vacancy for:
Second concertmaster (3rd/4th chair, 90%)
The auditions will be held on April 3, 2020.
The Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra is one of the most versatile orchestras in the Netherlands. Under the direction of its chief conductor Marc Albrecht, the orchestra plays grand symphonies of composers such as Mahler, Brahms and R. Strauss. The orchestra excels in the style of late romanticism and the early twentieth century and puts on symphonic concerts and opera productions at the highest artistic level. The Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra|Netherlands Chamber Orchestra has been the principal partner of Dutch National Opera for more than 30 years and is among the world's best opera orchestras. As of the 2021–2022 season, Lorenzo Viotti will take over the baton as new chief conductor of the orchestra. 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. 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. 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 teachers/colleagues who can be asked for reference).
For further information about the vacancy please contact Carolien Rijkmans (020-5217543 or email@example.com).