Norrlandsoperan Symphony Orchestra is seeking First concertmaster/leader

The position is shared between two equal concert masters. Full time is equivalent to 110 days/year.

Audition: September 7th2018
Application deadline: August 10th 2018
Vacancy commencing: By agreement

The audition takes place in Norrlandsoperan’s main Concert Hall, Umeå.

Norrlandsoperan Symphony Orchestra is seeking to fill the position of first concert master with experience in orchestral leadership, chamber music and as a soloist. We are looking for a candidate who is committed to orchestral playing at the highest level, have strong leadership qualities and play an active role in the life of the orchestra.

Audition requirements:

  • Mozart: Violin Concerto no.3 in G major, no. 4 in D major or no. 5 in A major, 1st with cadenza.
  • Beethoven, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn or Sibelius: Violin Concerto, 1st with cadenza. Orchestral excerpts.
  • The audition will include a ca. 20 min workshop with the string section. Repertoire for this part will be released together with the orchestral excerpts.

Orchestral excerpts will be made available for download from Norrlandsoperan’s website after application deadline.

Please send your application and a full CV plus any question you may have about the job to

Qualified candidates will receive invitation to the audition after the closing date.

Union representative (SYMF): Pepita Del Rio Sandborg,

NorrlandsOperan is an equal opportunities employer.

Norrlandsoperan Symphony Orchestra is seeking to appoint the position of Viola tutti
(2 positions)

The position is permanent with a one year trial period, employment will commence January 2018 (position 1)/ August 2018 (position 2), or after personal agreement. Non-EU citizens require a work and residence permit. University level education, relevant and recent professional experience are required to apply.

December 1st 2017, the audition will take place in the main concert hall at Norrlandsoperan, Umeå, Sweden.

Please email your application with a current CV including full contact information, personal data and references to: Orchestra Manager Gene Kindell Closing date for application is November 3rd 2017

Round 1: Stamitz 1st movement with cadenza, or Hoffmeister 1st movement with cadenza, or Schubert Arpeggione Sonata 1st & 2nd movements
Round 2: Orchestral excerpts
Round 3: Ensemble tests

Rounds 1 & 2 will be conducted behind a screen and the rounds will follow the above plan but we reserve the right to add orchestral excerpts in Round 1. The ensemble tests (Round 3) will be conducted in front of the jury, the screen will be taken away. A pianist will be provided.

Formal invitation, orchestral excerpts and ensemble tests will be sent as soon as the application is received.

For further information please contact:

Orchestra Manager Gene Kindell:
Union Representative Daniel Hedin,