Chief conductor Martin Fröst
Has a vacancy for Viola (tutti), 100%

Date of employment as agreed

The Swedish Chamber Orchestra is a full-time ensemble of 39 players based in the city of Örebro (2 hours west of Stockholm by car or by train). The orchestra has its home in the Örebro Concert Hall, where each member of the orchestra has a private practice room. The orchestra gives some 90 concerts a year including national and international touring (Lincoln Center, BBC Proms, Salzburger Festspiele, Europe and Japan etc). The orchestra records for Sony Classics, BIS, Hyperion, SIMAX, Chandos etc.

Audition 1st round

The first round is digital. Please send your CV and recording by email 29th of November 8:00 am at the latest. Read our recording instructions here (pdf).

The repertoire for the first round will be:

1. Solo repertoire:
Stamitz – Viola Concerto in D major 1st movt until bar 135, no cadenza
Hoffmeister – Viola Concerto in D major 1st movt until bar 91, no cadenza

2. Orchestral excerpts:
L v Beethoven Symphony No 5, 3rd movt
J Brahms – Haydn Variations variation 7
F Mendelssohn – A Midsummer Night’s Dream, op 61. Scherzo

Audition 2nd round

The second round will take place at Örebro Concert Hall, Örebro 9th of February. Applicants for the second round will get a personal invitation 17th of December at the latest.

The repertoire for the second round will be:

1. Solo repertoire:
Bartok or Walton – Viola Concerto
Hindemith – Der Schwanendreher 1st movt only

2. Orchestral excerpts as above with addition of the following:
J S Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No 3 3rd movt
L v Beethoven – Symphony No 5 2nd movt
J Brahms – Symphony No 4 2nd & 4th movt
J Brahms – Haydn Variations variation 5
F Mendelssohn – Symphony No 4 1st & 2nd movt
W A Mozart – Symphony No 35 1st & 4th movt
S Prokofiev – Classical Symphony 1st movt
F Schubert – Symphony No 4 4th movt
P Tjajkovkij – Serenade for Strings 3rd movt

3. Ensemble repertoire:
W A Mozart – String Quartet No 19 KV 465 1st & 2nd movt

All sheet music for the audition can be found here (pdf).
List of audition repertoire (pdf).
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Please send your application, consisting of CV and recording, in the same email to:

Artistic manager: Gregor Zubicky +46 (0)704 91 24 27
Union representative: Hans Elvkull +46 (0)707 77 52 04

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