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Co-principal Cello (1) – Permanent

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    The Royal Swedish Opera  

    Royal Swedish Orchestra 

    Music Director Alan Gilbert 


    100% permanent employment with a trial period as agreed. 


    VIDEO APPLICATION compulsory. 

    Video required for pre-selection purposes only. Applications without videos will not be considered. 

    Please record the following orchestral excerpts for the compulsory video application: 



    1. Puccini: from Madama Butterfly, act 1  
    2. Strauss: from Der Rosenkavalier, act 3 
    3. Mendelssohn: from A Midsummer Night’s Dream 
    4. Tchaikovsky: from Swan Lake, No.13, Pas d’action, (from the text START until the end.) 


    Please note: The occasional bowings and fingerings are not compulsory for the applicant to use. Every applicant can choose his or her own bowings and fingerings. 



    Closing date for all applications including video is 12 june 2022

    For excerpts and detailed instructions, please see PDF. 

    Register your application at 



    The audition will take place by personal invitation on the 2 september 2022 at the Royal Swedish Opera House, Jacobs Torg 4, 105 69 Stockholm. 


    Haydn: Cello concerto, Op. 101, D major, Hob.VIIb:2, Movement 1, bar 1-128 + Gendron’s cadence + Movement 2


    Dvorak: Cello concerto, Op.104, B minor, Movement 1, bar 1-267 or Schumann: Cello concerto, Op. 129, A minor, Movement 1, bar 1-206

    For queries regarding the audition, please contact 

    We are also recruiting a cello tutti, audition the 1 September 2022. See separate ad at


    Kungliga Hovkapellet (The Royal Swedish Orchestra) has been at the heart of Swedish culture for almost 500 years. Founded in 1526 as the orchestra to the Royal Court, it became the orchestra of the Royal Swedish Opera in 1773. Today, Kungliga Hovkapellet consists of 105 musicians. It performs around 200 operas and ballets each season along with regular symphonic and chamber concerts.