Norrlandsoperans Symfoniorkester is seeking to appoint:

Principal Bassoon full time position

The position is permanent with a 1-year trial period. Employment will commence after personal agreement. Non-EU citizens require a work and residence permit.

We are searching for a musician of high caliber, both technical and orchestral, to add to our continued development as an orchestra.

Important dates

Round 1 – Digital – deadline to upload video via Musical Chairs is 10th February 2022.

Round 2 – Audition 28th Mach 2022 – at Norrlandsoperan, pending personal invitation.

Invitation to round 2 will be sent out latest 2nd Mach 2022.

Round 1

Digital audition recording according to Norrlandsoperans Symfoniorkesterns recording guidlines.


  • W A Mozart: Bassoon Concerto in B-major KV 191, 1st without cadenza.

Orchestral excerpts:
1. Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherazade
2. Mozart, The Marriage of Figaro
3. Beethoven, Symphony no. 4

Round 2

– personal invitation, pianist will be provided.


  • Saint-Saëns: Sonata for Bassoon and piano op.168, 1st and 2nd movt.

Orchestra excerpts:

  1. Rimsky-Korsakov: Sheherazade, 2nd
  2. Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro, Overture
  3. Beethoven: Symphony No. 4, 4th
  4. Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4, 2nd and 3rd
  5. Berg: Wozzek act 1 and 2
  6. Schostakovich: Symphony No. 9, 4th and 5th
  7. Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5, 2nd and 3rd
  8. Verdi: Aida, act 3 No. 6 (bassoon 1)
  9. Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite, 5th and 6th (Bassoon 1)

Ensemble test:
W A Mozart: Sonata in B-major for Bassoon and Cello, 1st movt.

  • C Nielsen: Wind quintet, Tema con variazioni, Un poco andantino and
    Variations No. 1, 3, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11 and Andantino festivo

Applicants are anonymous for the jury during both the digital and the second round of the audition.

However during the ensemble test the screen will be removed.

Orchestral excerpts

Download rchestral excerpts here