Principal Viola – A permanent and fulltime position with a one-year trial period.
Since 1925 the Danish National Symphony Orchestra has been the cultural flagship of DR, the Danish Broadcasting Corporation. With Maestro Fabio Luisi as its new Principal Conductor and a succession of prominent guest artists each season, the Danish National Symphony Orchestra is today among Europe’s leading symphony orchestras. The Viola Section holds an excellent reputation for its high musical, and collaborative standards. For further reading please follow this link
With the position follows a Storione viola from 1775
The ideal candidate must be able to demonstrate the following: Excellent and inspiring professional orchestral and solo playing ability.
Excellent skills in playing a wide range of musical styles.
Excellent skills in leading, inspiring and developing the section.
The ideal candidate will also need to demonstrate: Good interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and develop successful and productive working relationships with the section and a diverse range of people.
The ability to both lead and work collaboratively to inspire and contribute to performances that meet the highest musical standards, by providing artistic direction, and by motivating members of the section.
Tuesday the 12th June 2018 from 10:00 AM (pre round)
Wednesday the 13th June 2018 from 10:00 AM (1st & 2th round)
Thursday the 14th June 2018 TBA (Final Round with orchestra)
Pre- & 1st round:
Stamitz 1st Viola concerto, or Hoffmeister Viola concerto, 1st and 2nd Movement. Cadenza only in the 1st movement.
2nd round A:
Bartok or Walton Viola concertos, or Hindemith” Der Schwanendreher”, 1st Movement.
2nd round B:
Leading a rehearsal with the section
Orchestral Excerpts with the Orchestra
(All excerpts will be sent by email before the audition)
The DR concert hall is designed by French architect Jean Nouvel with acoustics by Yasuhisa Toyota and has been rated one of the world’s best concert halls by ‘Gramophone’. Most of the orchestra’s concerts are broadcast on Danish Radio and to large regions of the world through the European Broadcasting Union.
Working in the Danish National Symphony Orchestra and in Denmark
The working schedule is based on 24 hours a week plus 15 hours individual preparation based on 42 weeks pr year. Normally rehearsals are held Monday till Friday with concerts twice a week. Domestic and international touring is also a contractual obligation.
The orchestra is located at DR Byen in a smoke-free indoor environment, with good practice – and work facilities and a subway station close by.
Annual salary: 444.400 – 537.600 DKK. Further to the salary is a 19 % pension and an extensive public health care system as well as instrument insurance
Employment is subject to confirmation of residence and work permit in Denmark.
The Danish welfare society is characterized by high quality of life and a well-functioning work-life balance.
Besides free education and health care, all citizens and people working in Denmark have access to a number of common goods. Everyone benefits from a well-maintained cycling and driving infrastructure, an extensive and stable public transport system, multiple free cultural activities and excellent recreational facilities such as parks and public spaces that enhance the general quality of life.
Would you like to be a part of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra?
Please apply on this page (to your right) or by this link, no later than
Friday 4th May 2018 at 8:00 AM. All applications will be acknowledged and treated in strict confidence.
If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact orchestra manager: Henrik Overgaard Kristensen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The auditions will take place at: DR Byen, Emil Holms Kanal 20, 5-3, 0999 København C.
DR wishes to reflect society. Therefore, we encourage women and men regardless of age, religion, disability and ethnic backgrounds to apply.