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Vaasa City Orchestra is holding an audition to cover: Sub-principal positions for trumpet, viola and double bass

Vaasa City Orchestra, established in 1930, has 31 musicians. Tomas Djupsjöbacka has been the chief conductor of the orchestra since January 2021.

Co. principal trumpet for a temporary position from 6.9.2021-19.6.2022

  • Application period:  1.6.2021-20.8.2021
  • Applications and CV to the address: vaasacityorchestra@vaasa.fi, before Fri 20.8. at 16 (GMT +3).
  • Date of Audition and Venue: Mon 30.8.2021 starting at 12 in Vaasa City Hall, Senaatinkatu 1, 65100 Vaasa. After the application due date, selected candidates will receive an email invitation to the audition.
  • Salary: according to Local Government Employers KT
  • Trial time: 3 months
  • More information: General Manager Mia Huhta, tel. +358 40 5248877, mia.huhta@vaasa.fi (office hours)

Audition materials:

1st round

  • V. Blazhevich – Russian Etude #4
  • W.A. Mozart – Die Hochzeit des Figaro (1. Akt, Nr.10 Arie des Figaro)
  • B.Bartók – Concerto for Orchestra (Finale)

2nd round

  • J.S. Bach – Ricercar a 3, Arr. JP. Lehto
  • J. Sibelius – Symphony No.5 (2nd trumpet, 3rd trumpet part)
  • B. Bartók – Concerto for Orchestra (bar 39~50 / bar 231~241)
  • B. Bartók – Concerto for Orchestra (bar 328 ~ 396)
  • J. Tiensuu – Appo for Recorder and Orchestra

3rd round

  • I. Strawinsky – Pulcinella
  • J.S. Bach – Christmas Oratorio BWV248
Audition excerpts will be sent directly to the applicants starting on Friday 30.7.2021. If you have questions, you can also contact us via vaasacityorchestra@vaasa.fi

Sub-principal viola, a permanent position starting on 6.9.2021

  • Application period:  1.6.2021-20.8.2021
  • Applications and CV to the address: vaasacityorchestra@vaasa.fi, before Fri 20.8. at 16 (GMT +3).
  • Date of Audition and Venue: Tue 31.8.2021 starting at 12 in Vaasa City Hall, Senaatinkatu 1, 65100 Vaasa. After the application due date, selected candidates will receive an email invitation to the audition. A pianist is available at the audition; however, the applicant may use a personal pianist at his or her own expense.
  • Salary: according to Local Government Employers KT
  • Trial time: 6 months
  • More information: General Manager Mia Huhta, tel. +358 40 5248877, mia.huhta@vaasa.fi (office hours)

Audition materials:

Please choose one of the following two concertos, 1st movement only with cadenza:

  • Carl Stamitz: concerto for viola in D op. 1
  • Franz Anton Hoffmeister: concerto for viola in D

as well as

Please choose one of the following concertos, 1st movement only with cadenza:

  • Bela Bartok: concerto for viola
  • William Walton: concerto for viola
  • Paul Hindemith: Der Schwanendreher
Following audition excerpts will be sent directly to the applicants starting on  Friday 30.7.2021. These include:
Chamber music
– Beethoven: String Quartet in C minor no.4 op.18, 1st mvt
Orchestra excerpts
– J.S.Bach: Johannes-passio, Aaria No.32 tenorille, “Erwäge”, lower division of the viola d’amore part (bars 1 -5 and 29 – 42)
– G.Puccini: Manon Lescaut, Intermezzo, solo (bars 2 – 12)
– J.Sibelius: Belshazzar’s Feast op.51, 2nd mvt, Einsames Lied, Solitude, Solo
– W.A Mozart : Magic Flute Overture, tutti (Figure 2 – fermata bar before Adagio)
– J.Brahms : Sinfonia No.4, 4rd mvt, tutti (bars 41 – 72)
– P.I Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy, Soli (from rehearsal letter G : 9 bars all together)
– J. Tiensuu: MORA 3rd mvt, RAIKU (bars 65 – 86)
If you have questions, you can also contact us via vaasacityorchestra@vaasa.fi

Sub-principal double bass, a permanent position starting on 13.9.2021

  • Application period:  1.6.2021-20.8.2021
  • Applications and CV to the address: vaasacityorchestra@vaasa.fi, before Fri 20.8. at 16 (GMT +3).
  • Date of Audition and Venue: Fri 10.9.2021 starting at 12 in Vaasa City Hall, Senaatinkatu 1, 65100 Vaasa. After the application due date, selected candidates will receive an email invitation to the audition. A pianist is available at the audition; however, the applicant may use a personal pianist at his or her own expense.
  • Salary: according to Local Government Employers KT
  • Trial time: 6 months
  • More information: General Manager Mia Huhta, tel. +358 40 5248877, mia.huhta@vaasa.fi (office hours)

Audition materials:

  • D. von Dittersdorf : Concerto D Major, 1st and 2nd movements with cadenzas (H. K. Gruber)
  • 1st movement from a romantic concerto of own choice
  • Orchestral and chamber music excerpts, to be published later.

To be performed in orchestral tuning. The concerto of own choice is asked to be mentioned in the application.

Following audition excerpts will be sent directly to the applicants starting on  Friday 30.7.2021. These include:

Orchestra excerpts
– W.A Mozart: Magic Flute Overture (bars 33 – 67 & 149 – 174)
– A.Dvorak: Symphony No.9, 2nd mvt (Poco meno mosso Pizz.)
– J.Brahms : Symphony No.4, 2nd mvt (bars 76 – 101)
– G.Mahler: Symphony No.4, 1st mvt (bars 20 – 31)
– Kalev Aho : Kamarisinfonia 3,1st mvt (bars 91 – 140, Lower division)
Chamber music
– W.A Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik 1st mvt
– G.Rossini: Duetto for cello & bass 1st mvt

If you have questions, you can also contact us via vaasacityorchestra@vaasa.fi

 

Vaasa City Orchestra is one of the most important representatives of classical music in the Ostrobothnia region. The orchestra consists of 31 musicians lead by chief conductor Tomas Djupsjöbacka.
In addition to the seasonal concerts; the orchestra performs in opera productions, music festivals and other events. Outreach work is also part of the orchestra’s activities.
Vaasa is an energetic city for culture and education. The city offers various culture experiences, study and job opportunities and hobbies. Vaasa is an international and multilingual city with 67 000 inhabitants.