Orchestral Vacancies

2016 Auditions

The following permanent, full time positions will be auditioned by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in 2016. Should you not be able to attend these dates in person, the MSO accepts recorded auditions.


Section Principal Horn

Monday 15 & Tuesday 16 August 2016

Candidates must be available for both days, in entirety.

Requirements:
First movement of Mozart Horn Concerto No. 4, including cadenza
PLUS first movement of Strauss Horn Concerto No. 1
PLUS orchestral excerpts, available Monday 18 July 2016

Closing date: Monday 4 July 2016.

This position is a full time position and is open to candidates of all nationalities.


Principal First Violin

Monday 26 & Tuesday 27 September 2016

Candidates must be available for both days, in entirety.

Requirements:
Mozart Violin Concerto No.4 in D Major OR No.5 in A Major, first movement including cadenza and second movement without cadenza
PLUS first movement of any standard 19th or 20th century violin concerto, cadenza required only if performing Sibelius
PLUS orchestral excerpts, available Monday 1 August 2016

Closing date: Monday 29 August 2016.

This position is a full time position and is open to candidates of all nationalities.

The MSO’s violin leadership comprises two Co-Concertmasters (contracted variable weeks, and generally performing at different times), one Associate Concertmaster (35 week contract per year), Principal First Violin (full time) and Assistant Principal First Violin (full time). The Principal First Violin role includes a mixture of front desk responsibilities and sits second desk when any two Concertmasters are also performing.


The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra offers an attractive salary package for the successful candidates. Applicants wishing to send a recording should advise this upon application and as soon as possible.

Application Details

To apply, please send a CV (including mailing address, phone number and email address) to:
Auditions Coordinator
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
GPO BOX 9994
MELBOURNE VIC 3001
Email: auditions@mso.com.au
Tel: 03 9626 1126
Fax: 03 9626 1122