Open vacancies

The Lahti Symphony Orchestra is a dynamic, innovative orchestra maintained by the Finnish city of Lahti. Major functions are, in addition to offering audiences a wide range of concerts, touring, recording and ed-ucation. Its home is the Sibelius Hall, famous for its magnificent acoustics. The orchestra, together with its Principal Conductor Dima Slobodeniouk, seeks to recruit first-class players with good team-working skills.

The Lahti Symphony Orchestra invites applications for following positions. Work starts at August 17th, 2020:


Alternate Concertmaster

The salary, including the individual pay component and recording supplement is 3464–3741 € per month.

The alternating leader, together with the leader, is responsible for rehearsing, supervising and developing the string sections, maintaining his/her soloistic skills as required by the orchestral repertoire, and providing advice on obtaining assistant and substitute players for the First Violin section. When the leader is absent, the alternating leader performs the solo violin parts in orchestral works, assists the conductors in artistic matters when necessary, and directs the orchestra’s tuning before rehearsals and performances. When selecting a player for this post, we will attach importance to his/her experience in similar positions, and to good collaborative and interactive skills.

Audition repertoire

  • Choose the other of the following:
    • Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 4 in. D KV218; 1st and 2nd with cadenza or
    • Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5 in. A KV219; 1st and 2nd with cadenza
  • Romantic concerto of the applicant´s own choice: all the movements
  • Orchestral excerpts for the second day of audition:
    • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade op.35
    • Johannes Brahms: Symphony no. 1 op.68, 2nd mvt
    • Richard Strauss: Don Juan op.20
    • Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony no. 9 op.70, 1st mvt
    • Jean Sibelius: The Lover -suite, 3rd mvt ”Good evening”
    • A. Mozart: Symphony no. 40 KV550, 1st mvt
    • Sebastian Fagerlund: Drifts, Bar numbers 131-221
    • Johann Sebartian Bach: St. Matthew Passio “Erbarme Dich”

Orchestral excerpts can be downloaded from the link below:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/g17jd0zb7f5dowt/alternate_concertmaster_audition_091219.pdf?dl=0

Auditions at March 6th – 7th, 2020

  • The orchestra will choose the participants to the audition based on the information in the applications
  • Invitations to the audition will be sent on Thursday February 13th, 2020.
  • The orchestra may invite the candidates directly to the second round.
  • The Audition will be arranged as followed:
    • It will be held in the Kalevi Aho Hall of the Lahti Music Institute (Hämeenkatu 4, Lahti) on March 6th, 2020 from 11 a.m. onwards.
    • Those, admitted to the final round, will lead the Orchestra at the Lahti Sibelius Hall’s main hall (Ankkurikatu 7, Lahti) on Saturday March 7th from 11 a.m. onwards.

Applications

  • Closing date for applications is Wednesday February 12th, 2020. Please fill in your application primarily at www.kuntarekry.fi (fill into the box “263638” and “ETSI”) or secondarily please send it by email to audition(at)lahti.fi
  • Application must give all the following information
    • full contact details (home address, email and telephone number)
    • brief Curriculum vitae
    • work details you intend to play as the works of your own choice (which Mozart and Romantic concerto)
    • please inform, whether you wish to use accompanist provided by the orchestra.

Should a present member of the orchestra be appointed to the post, his or her successor may be selected at this same audition. The selected person must present an acceptable medical certificate before signing the employment contract, and a trial period (6 months) is assigned to the selected person. The city of Lahti is a smoke-free working place.

Enquiries

Maija Kylkilahti, Deputy General Manager, audition(at)lahti.fi

Alternate Concertmaster PDF


Principal Trumpet

The salary, including the individual pay component and recording supplement is 3099–3347 € per month.

The Principal Trumpet maintains the solo capability required by orchestral literature, and performs solo parts of orchestral works, leads the trumpet section by exercising, supervising and developing it, and provides instructions for acquiring group assistants and substitutes. We appreciate experience of similar tasks and good cooperation and interaction skills.

Audition repertoire
Joseph Haydn: Trumpet concerto, Hob.VIIe:1, Es-major: I-part (Allegro)
Jean Sibelius: Symphony no. 1 op.39
Gustav Mahler: Symphony no. 5
Jean Sibelius: Symphony no. 2 op.43
Richard Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks op.28
Jean Sibelius: Symphony no. 5 op.82
Igor Stravinsky: Petrushka
Kalevi Aho: Symphony no. 17
Bela Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Sheherazade op.35 1-4
Dmitrii Shostakovich: Symphony no. 5
Bill Conti: Dynasty

Orchestral excerpts can be downloaded from the link below:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/c85lixou2cvt84g/Principal_trumpet_audition_091219.pdf?dl=0

The following movements and excerpts will be played in rounds 1 to 3:

1.round

  • Joseph Haydn: Trumpet concerto, Hob.VIIe:1, Es-major: I-part (Allegro) until bar 118
  • Jean Sibelius: Symphony no. 1 op.39, expt. 1

2. round

  • Gustav Mahler: Symphony no. 5, expts 1 & 2
  • Jean Sibelius: Symphony no. 2 op.43, expts 2 & 3
  • Richard Strauss: Till Elenspiegel’s Merry Pranks op.28, expt. 3

3.round

  • Jean Sibelius: Symphony no. 5 op.82, expts 1 & 2
  • Igor Stravinsky: Petrushka, expt. 1
  • Kalevi Aho: Symphony no. 17, expts 2 & 3

Auditions at March 14th, 2020

  • The orchestra will choose the participants to the audition based on the information in the applications
  • Invitations to the audition will be sent on Friday February 21st, 2020 (during the day)
  • The Auditions will be held in the Kalevi Aho Hall of the Lahti Music Institute (Hämeenkatu 4, Lahti) on Saturday March 14th, 2020 from 11 a.m. onwards.

Applications

  • Closing date for applications is Thursday February 20th, 2020. Please fill in your application primarily at www.kuntarekry.fi (fill into the box “264176” and “ETSI”) or secondarily please send it by email to audition(at)lahti.fi
  • In the application you must give all the following information:
    • full contact details (home address, email and telephone number),
    • brief Curriculum vitae and
    • please inform whether you wish to use accompanist provided by the orchestra.

The selected person must present an acceptable medical certificate before signing the employment contract, and a trial period (6 months) is assigned to the selected person. The city of Lahti is a smoke-free working place.

Enquiries

Maija Kylkilahti, Deputy General Manager, audition(at)lahti.fi

Principal Trumpet PDF


Solo Viola

The salary, including the individual pay component and recording supplement is 3276–3538 € per month.

The solo violist maintains the solo capability required by orchestral literature, and performs solo parts of orchestral works, leads the viola section by exercising, supervising and developing it, and provides instructions for acquiring group assistants and substitutes. We appreciate experience of similar tasks and good cooperation and interaction skills.

Audition repertoire

  • Please choose one of the following:
    • A. Hoffmeister: Concerto D Major, 1st and 2nd mvt with cadenzas or
    • Stamitz: Concerto in D, 1st and 2nd mvt with cadenzas or
    • Schubert: Arpeggione-sonata, 1st mvt
  • Please choose one of the following:
    • Bartok: Viola Concerto, 1st mvt or
    • Hindemith: Der Schwanendreher, 1st mvt or
    • Walton: Viola Concerto, 1st mvt
  • Orchestral and chamber music excerpts will be available for download from January 15th, 2020 at this website

Auditions at April 25th, 2020

  • The orchestra will choose the participants to the audition based on the information in the applications
  • Invitations to the audition will be sent on Friday April 3rd, 2020 (during that day)
  • The Auditions will be held in the Kalevi Aho Hall of the Lahti Music Institute (Hämeenkatu 4, Lahti) on Saturday April 25th, 2020 from 11 a.m. onwards.

Applications

  • Closing date for applications is Thursday April 2nd, 2020. Please fill in your application primarily at www.kuntarekry.fi (fill into the box “264172” and “ETSI”) or secondarily please send it by email to audition(at)lahti.fi
  • In the application you must give all the following information:
    • full contact details (home address, email and telephone number),
    • brief Curriculum vitae,
    • work details / repertoire you chose to play and
    • please inform whether you wish to use accompanist provided by the orchestra.

Should a present member of the orchestra be appointed to the post, his or her successor may be selected at this same audition. The selected person must present an acceptable medical certificate before signing the employment contract, and a trial period (6 months) is assigned to the selected person. The city of Lahti is a smoke-free working place.

Enquiries

Maija Kylkilahti, Deputy General Manager, audition(at)lahti.fi

Solo Viola PDF