Chief Conductor Jaakko Kuusisto - Second Conductor Atso Almila - Honorary Conductor Jorma Panula

Position available at the Kuopio Symphony Orchestra:

with Contrabassoon duties

Basic salary 2.714,55 € / month. The salary is increased by the experience allowance according to KVTES (The Municipal Collective Agreement) and the attire and musical instrument allowances. In addition, media compensation is paid. Trial period 6 months.

Applications: Closing date for applications is on Wednesday 4 November, 2020 at 3 pm (Finnish time). Applications received after this date will not be accepted. Applications only at

The application form should be completed with an up to date CV specifying, for example, the applicant's musical education and work history, especially in the field of symphony orchestras. The post requires excellent skills as a musician, good social and communication skills as well as relative skills in English.

Audition: Thursday 26 November, 2020 starting at 12 noon (Finnish time) at the Kuopio Music Centre Concert Hall (address: Kuopionlahdenkatu 23, Kuopio, Finland). The orchestra will also organize a video audition. The persons chosen for the audition based on the applications will be informed and additional information concerning the video audition will be sent by Friday 6 November, 2020. The post will be filled according to a separate agreement.

Audition assignments:
1. W.A. Mozart: Bassoon concerto in B flat KV 191 (1st movement including cadenza and II movement until reprise without cadenza)
2. Camille Saint-Saens: Sonata 3rd movement
3. Orchestral Music excerpts for Bassoon and Contrabassoon can be downloaded from the orchestra's website:

The orchestra will provide an accompanist, however, use of own accompanist at the applicant's own expense is also possible.

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Kuopio Music Centre / Kuopio Symphony Orchestra
Director Katariina Kummala +358 44 7182 361,
Orchestra Secretary Elina Kasurinen +358 44 7182 363,

The city of Kuopio, The Kuopio Symphony Orchestra
Address: Kuopio

The city of Kuopio, The Kuopio Symphony Orchestra

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