Description of the job: Principal II Violin

Work place: Tapiola Sinfonietta

Working hours: 36 hours / week

Collective agreements:
KVTES Kunnallinen yleinen virka- ja työehtosopimus
Kunnalliset muusikkojen virka- ja työehtosopimukset

Competence requirements:
Applicable university or college degree or other suitable education.

Other requirements:
Leadership skills and solistic preparedness.

We value Innovative attitude.

Salary details:
On top of the basic monthly salary, a compensation for recordings and chamber orchestra addition are paid. Musicians are entitled to apply for extra compensation based on work experience. Concert attire and instrument compensation is paid according to the collective agreements.

The orchestra selects the musicians to the audition based on the applications. The audition is held in the Espoo Cultural Centre's Tapiola Hall (address Kulttuuriaukio 2, 02100 Espoo) on Thursday January 7, 2021 starting at 10:00 am. Friday January 8, 2021 is also reserved for the audition.

The orchestra does not compensate any costs of the audition for the applicants. The orchestra provides a pianist for the audition.

Audition repertoire:
1) 1. and 2. part with cadenzas from one of the following Mozart Violin Concertos no 3 K.216 G Major, no 4 K.218 D Major or no 5 K.219 A Major
2) 1. part with cadenzas from one of the following concertos:
Prokofjev: Violin Concerto no 1 op. 19 D Major
Prokofjev: Violin Concerto no 2 op. 63 G minor
Sibelius: Violin Concerto op. 47 D minor
Brahms: Violin Concerto op 77 D Major
Tšaikovski: Violin Concerto op. 35 D Major
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto op. 64 E minor
3) Bach: Partita for solo violin no 3 E Major BW1006 part II Loure
4) Chamber Music:
Brahms: Clarinet Quintet op. 115 B minor, 1. part Allegro 2nd violin part
Schubert: Quartettsatz D.703 C minor, 1st violin part
5) Orchestral music excerpts will be sent to the chosen audition candidates after the application deadline.

If one of the present members of the orchestra is selected as the winner of the audition, his/her tutti violin position may be filled through this audition.

The Tapiola Sinfonietta - Espoo City Orchestra - is known especially for its stylish Viennese Classical interpretations and bold cross-genre projects. Unlike most Finnish orchestras, artistic planning is done by the orchestra itself. The Tapiola Sinfonietta cooperates with the most prominent conductors and soloists of our time in circa 60 concerts yearly. The orchestra performs on a regular basis in Finland and abroad and has a discography of over 70 titles. Orchestras activities reach also the city's schools, hospitals, clinics and nursing homes in addition to its concert series.

Visit the organisation

More information from General Manager (dep.) Anna Jaskiewicz, tel. +358 40 620 6051,

City of Espoo, Education and Cultural Services, Cultural Institutions, City Orchestra
Address: Kulttuuriaukio 2, 02100 Espoo

Espoo is the second largest city in Finland and is located next to the capital city of Helsinki. The transport connections from the airport and the centre of Helsinki to Espoo are excellent.

The special feature of Espoo is an urban structure that relies on five different centres, dominated by detached houses that combine urban and rural living. Espoo is a centre of international company headquarters and high-technology businesses. The city is known as a hub of know-how, research and development, at the heart of which stands the Aalto University campus. Espoo won the international Intelligent Community Award 2018.

Large natural areas are characteristic of Espoo: seashores, the archipelago, the wilderness in nature reserves and the waterways of the lake highlands. The cultural landscapes, constructed environments and natural areas of Espoo are like Finland in miniature.