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Sub-Principal II violin, Oulu Sinfonia - Oulun kaupunki

The Oulu Symphony Orchestra invites applications for the permanent position of SUB-PRINCIPAL II VIOLIN.

Oulu Symphony Orchestra is composed of 61 musicians and is the northernmost symphony orchestra in Finland. The Oulu Symphony Orchestra performs traditional symphony concerts, as well as a wide range of musical genres. Madetoja hall at the Oulu Music Center has 816 seats.

The task is to act as a sub-principal II violin in the symphony orchestra. The sub-principal II violin is expected to maintain his/her playing skills and carry out all other tasks within the area of responsibility.

The position requires excellent playing skills and good social interaction skills.

Bonuses for previous work experience shall be added to the pay in accordance with the Collective Agreement along with compensations for costume and musical instrument. In addition, will be paid locally agreed media and media usage compensation.

The audition will be held on Monday the 12th of September 2022 starting at 10am (Finnish time) at the Madetoja Hall, Leevi Madetojan katu 1-3, Oulu, Finland. Several positions will be filled based on the single audition. However, the applicant must apply for each position separately.

Audition repertoire:
- 1st and 2nd movement with cadenza from one of the following:
W.A. Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 3 in G-Major K. 216
W.A. Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 4 in D-Major K. 218
W.A. Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5 in A-Major K. 219

- 1st movement with cadenza from one of the following concertos:
Brahms: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major, Op. 19
Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 63
Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35

- orchestral and chamber music excerpts sent after the application period.

Orchestral music repertoire will be sent as PDF to persons invited to audition after the closing date for submitting applications.

The one who will be appointed to this position must submit a medical certificate for his/her state of health before accepting the position. The City of Oulu applies a probationary period of six (6) months in its permanent positions.

Applications should primarily be submitted through the electronic application form. Alternatively, applications can be submitted to the address Oulun kaupungin kirjaamo, PL 71, 90015 Oulun kaupunki, visiting address Kansankatu 55 A. Applications must include the position-specific register number OUKA/7800/2022. Closing date for submitting applications is 15 August 2022 at 3pm (Finnish time).

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For more information, please contact Saara Niemelä, the human resources and economic, email, tel. +358 40 749 9914. Will be on holiday from 17th of June until 2 of August so not be contacted daily.

About us

Oulun kaupunki, Sivistys- ja kulttuuripalvelut, Kulttuuripalvelut, Orkesteri

Oulu. Born in the gentle embrace of the waters, a down-to-earth city with its feet planted in the northern soil, developing on nature’s terms. Our Northern ways are made up of a relaxed hospitality, bold deeds, and tenacity – the keys to success. Our superpowers are our diverse people and neighbourhoods and the rich and varied nature of the Oulu Region. We offer you the space, the time, and the opportunity for encounters that may shape your entire life.

The City of Oulu employs about 11,000 people – a higher grade of jobs, naturally.

Address: Leevi Madetojan katu 1-3, 90140 Oulu

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