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 the positions of


Co-principal Oboe

The salary, including the individual pay component and recording supplement is 2918–3151 € per month. Work starts at August 12th, 2019.

Co-principal Oboe maintains the solo-capability required by orchestral literature, and if necessary, acts as the principal of the oboe player group with his/her responsibilities. The co-principal has the duty to play the cor anglais without any additional compensation. We appreciate experience of similar tasks and good cooperation and interaction skills.

Audition repertoire

W. A. Mozart: Oboe Concerto, C major with cadenzas

R. Strauss: Oboe Concerto, 1st and 2nd mov. with cazenzas

Please choose one of the following:

  • Schumann: 1. Romance: Nicht schnell or
  • Schumann: 2. Romance: Einfach, innig or
  • Schumann: 3. Romance: Nicht schnell.

An invitation to the audition together with orchestral and chamber music excerpts will be sent by email to selected candidates on May 15th, 2019 (during that day).

Audition at May 29th 2019
  • The orchestra will choose the participants to the audition based on the information in the applications
  • The Auditions will be held in the Kalevi Aho Hall of the Lahti Music Institute (Hämeenkatu 4, Lahti) on Wednesday May 29th, 2019 from 11 a.m. onwards.
Applications

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@lahti.fi

Co-principal Oboe (pdf-file 49 kt)


Solo Viola

The salary, including the individual pay component and recording supplement is 3276–3538 € per month. Work starts at August 12th, 2019.

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:

  • F. 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 or
  • Walton: Viola Concerto, 1st mvt

An invitation to the audition together with orchestral and chamber music excerpts will be sent by email to selected candidates on Thursday April 25th, 2019 (during that day).

Auditions at May 25th 2019
  • The orchestra will choose the participants to the audition based on the information in the applications
  • The Auditions will be held in the Kalevi Aho Hall of the Lahti Music Institute (Hämeenkatu 4, Lahti) on Saturday May 25th, 2019 from 11 a.m. onwards.
Applications

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@lahti.fi

Solo Viola (pdf-file 49 kt)