First concertmaster/leader

Application deadline: September 20th 2018

We are searching for a 1st Concertmaster with experience in orchestral leadership, chamber music and/or as a soloist. The candidate we are looking for should be committed to orchestral playing at the highest level, have strong leadership qualities and extensive knowledge of the musical requirements needed for this role. The successful candidate should be an inspiring and committed leader and will be required to play an active role in the life of the orchestra.

The Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra plays on average, 42 production weeks a year.  We have two first concertmasters, each working 25 weeks a season.


Wir suchen eine(n) 1.Konzertmeister/in mit Erfahrung als Konzertmeister/in, Kammermusiker/in und/oder Solist/in.
Wir wünschen uns für die 1.Konzertmeisterstelle jemanden mit ausgeprägten Führungsqualitäten, der Fähigkeit, zu inspirieren und das Orchester musikalisch zu prägen.
Der/die Kandidat/in sollte für Orchesterspiel auf höchstem Niveau brennen und Kenntnis haben, was für die Ausübung solch einer Stelle erforderlich ist.

Das Osloer Philharmonische Orchester spielt durchschnittlich 42 Produktionswochen im Jahr.
Unsere beiden 1.Konzertmeister spielen jeweils 25 Wochen.


Audition: November 4th 2018

Application deadline: September 20th 2018

Vacancy commencing: By agreement

The audition takes place at Oslo concert hall, Chamber hall

Audition requirements:

  • Mozart: Violin Concerto no. 3 in G major, no. 4 in D major or no. 5 in A major, 1. and 2. mvts with cadenza
  • Beethoven, Brahms, Tchaikowsky or Sibelius: Violin Concerto, 1. mvt. with cadenza
  • Orchestral excerpts and chamber music (will be made available for download medio August 2018)

 Qualified candidates will receive invitation to audition after the closing date.

Application form here

Please send any questions regarding the audition by email to roger.olstad@ofo.no

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