Chief conductor Martin Fröst
Has a vacancy for Solo cellist – full time
from September 2023 or as agreed

The Swedish Chamber Orchestra is a full-time ensemble of 39 players based in the city of Örebro (two 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 BIS, Hyperion, SIMAX, Chandos etc.

Audition 1st round

The first round is digital. Please send your CV and recording by email Monday 13th of March 8:00 am at the latest. Please carefully read our recording instructions here (pdf). No special form for the application is needed.

The repertoire for the first round will be:
Haydn: Cello Concerto in D major Hob VIIb:2
1:st mvnt until bar 77 (without cadenza)

Orchestral excerpts
Mozart: Symphony No 40 g minor K 550
1:st mvnt Molto allegro: bar 114-138 &
4:th mvnt Allegro assai: bar 153-205

Beethoven: Symphony No 3 E-flat major Op 55
3rd mvnt Scherzo until bar 166

R Strauss: Der Burger als Edelmann
No 9 Das Diner: bar 58-90

Audition 2nd round

The second round which consists of solo and ensemble repertoire together with orchestral excerpts will take place in Örebro 1st of June. Applicants for the second round will get a personal invitation 14th of April at the latest.

The repertoire for the second round will be:
Haydn: Cello Concerto in D major Hob VIIb:2
1:st mvnt (whole movement with cadenza)

Dvorak: Cello Concerto in b minor Op 104
1st & 2nd mvnt

Orchestral excerpts
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No 1
3rd mvnt Allegro: bar 53-83

Mozart: Symphony No 40 g minor K 550
1st mvnt Molto allegro: bar 114-138 & bar 191-225
4th mvnt Allegro assai: bar 125-132 & bar 153-205

Beethoven: Symphony No 3 E-flat major Op 55
3rd mvnt Scherzo until bar 166

Mendelssohn: Symphony No 4 A major Op 90
4th mvnt Saltarello: bar 30-52

Brahms: Symphony No 3 F major op 90
3rd mvnt until bar 52

Prokofjev: Symphony No 1 “Classical”
4th mvnt Molto vivace: four bars before B until six bars after B &
one bar before E until nine bars after F

R Strauss: Der Burger als Edelmann
No 9 Das Diner: bar 58-90

Ensemble repertoire:
Dvorak: String Quartet No 12 Op 96 “American”
3rd mvnt

Bartok: Divertimento for Strings
3rd mvnt Allegro assai: bar 222-256 & bar 381-509

Audition files

Audition recording instructions (pdf).
Audition repertoire sheet music (pdf)*.
Audition repertoire worklist (pdf).
Audition advertisement (pdf).

*Included in the repertoire sheet music are scores for the on-stage audition with orchestra. These are for the candidates selected to continue through to the latter stages of the audition process.

Contact

Please send your recording and CV by email by 8th of March at 8 AM to:
audition@orebrokonserthus.com

Artistic manager: Gregor Zubicky +46 (0)704 91 24 27
Union representative: Marcus Carlsson +46 (0)709 76 01 85

Page last updated 2023-01-20