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 education. Its home is the Sibelius Hall, famous for its magnificent acoustics. The orchestra, together with its Principal Conductor Dalia Stasevska, seeks to recruit first-class players with good team-working skills.

Horn, co-principal

The Lahti Symphony Orchestra invites applications for the position of Horn, co-principal starting on 19th of August 2024.

Co-principal horn plays 2nd horn. The task includes obligation to play 1st/3rd horn and the Vienna horn.

Musician plays at the orchestra and chamber groups, maintains the capability required by orchestral literature. He/she also together with principal horn leads the horn section by exercising, supervising and developing it, and provides instructions for acquiring group assistants and substitutes. We appreciate the experience of similar tasks and good cooperation and interaction skills.

The salary, including the individual pay component and recording supplement is 3102 – 3350 € per month.

Audition repertoire and running order for the audition:

1st round
– W.A. Mozart: Horn Concerto no. 3, 1st movement with cadenza
– R. Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel, 
(Should be performed in this order.)

2nd round
– R. Strauss: Horn Concerto no. 1, 1st movement

3rd round
– Beethoven: Symphony no. 3, 3rd mvt -trio, 2nd horn
– Mendehlsson: Symphony no. 3, 3rd mvt A-B and m.181-224, 3rd horn
– Shostakovits: Symphony no. 5,, 2nd horn
(Can be played in order of your choise.)

Other orchestral excerpts. Changes may occur.

All orchestral excerpts can be downloaded 1st of March onwards at this site.

Audition on the 4th of May 2024

 – 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 5th of April 2024 (during that day)
– The auditions will be held at the Kalevi Aho Hall of Lahti Music Institute (Hämeenkatu 4, Lahti) on Saturday 4th of May from 11 a.m. onwards.


– Closing date for applications is Thursday 4th of April 2024. Please fill in your application at (ID 565785). 
A trial period (6 months) is assigned to the selected person.

Inquiries: Deputy Genaral Manager, Heli Leppälä-Hakala,


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