Co-principal oboe

Application deadline April 15th 2018.

Audition June 10th 2018

Application deadline April 15th 2018

Vacancy commencing: August 1st  2018, or by agreement

Auditions take place in Oslo Concert Hall (Chamber Hall)


Audition requirements:

  • Mozart: Oboe concerto
  • Strauss: Oboe concerto
  • Orchestral excerpts: download here
  • Chamber music: Mozart: Oboe quartet, 1st movement

Qualified applicants will receive invitation to audition after the closing date. We are expecting many applicants and due to this, candidates not currently holding a permanent position in a professional symphony orchestra will be asked to qualify. 

All candidates not invited directly to the first round of the main audition on June 10th can choose to send a sound recording before May 1st or play a live qualification round on June 9th. 

Regarding recorded qualification: The excerpts are to be performed in a given order in one continuous, unedited recording. The jury will listen to the recordings 1-2 days after the deadline and results will be sent out by email immediately after this. Applicants choosing to qualify by recorded audition can not participate in the live qualification round. Detailed information on how to upload the recording will be included with the invitation.

Application form here

Questions regarding the audition and position, by e-mail to roger.olstad(at)

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