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Sub-Principal Viola for the city orchestra Tapiola Sinfonietta

Tapiola Sinfonietta is calling for applications for a Sub-Principal Viola. The Sub-Principal and the two Principals are leading the viola section with their courageous and visionary example in co-operation with the concertmasters and other section leaders. The sub-principal and the principals are responsible for the viola ensemble playing and making sure the work is divided evenly among the section's players as well as maintaining their soloistic preparedness. Audience outreach and chamber music in smaller ensembles are a vital part of the Tapiola Sinfonietta's activities and the musician's job description.

Work place and address: Tapiola Sinfonietta, Kulttuuriaukio 2, 02100 Espoo
Working hours: 36 hours / week
This is a permanent position.

We consider each applicant that has submitted their application on time. The selection is made after the audition has finished. 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 Monday September 2, 2024 starting at 9:00 am. Tuesday September 3, 2024 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.

Work place and address: Tapiola Sinfonietta, Kulttuuriaukio 2, 02100 Espoo
Working hours: 36 hours / week
This is a permanent position.

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 soloistic preparedness.

We value initiative in artistic matters as well as overall innovative attitude.


1st movement without cadenza from one of the following concertos:
F. Hoffmeister: Viola Concerto D major
C. Stamitz: Viola Concerto D major No. 1 (Op.1)
F. Schubert: Sonata D821 Arpeggione A minor, 1st part without repeat

2) 1st movement from one of the following concertos:
B. Bartók: Viola Concerto BB128 (Serly or P. Bartók)
W. Walton: Viola Concerto
P. Hindemith: Der Schwanendreher

3) Chamber Music:
Mozart: String Quintet KV 515 C major, 2. movement, Andante: 1st viola part (Bärenreiter)

4) Orchestral music excerpts:
Mozart: Overture from the Magic Flute (Breitkopf & Härtel). Bars 27-63.
Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Breitkopf & Härtel). Movement: Scherzo, bars 25-151.
Sibelius: Symphony No. 3 (Kalmus). 1st movement: 3rd bar after the rehearsal number 6 until the first bar of the rehearsal number 10.
Ginastera: Variaciones concertantes Op. 23 (Boosey & Hawkes). Rehearsal numbers 32-35 (solo viola variation).
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 (Bärenreiter). 2nd movement: Allegretto, bars 27-50.
Ravel: Ma Mère l Oye (Durand). 6th movement: Le Jardin Féerique. Fifth bar from the rehearsal number 2 to the third bar after the rehearsal number 3.
Dutilleux: Mystère de l Instant (Éditions Alphonse Leduc). Bars 97-118.
Saariaho: Nymphéa Reflection (Chester Music). 2nd movement (Feroce), bars 13-56.

Link to the sheet music for the audition repertoire numbers 3-4:
(This link works until June 28, 2024. If needed, ask for a new link from the librarian Satu Eronen:

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If you have any questions about this position, please contact II Manager Anna Jaskiewicz.

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More information from II Manager Anna Jaskiewicz, tel. +358 40 620 6051, (during the office hours).

About us

The Tapiola Sinfonietta has established itself as Finland’s premier chamber orchestra. Founded as the Espoo City Orchestra in 1987, it currently has 44 members. The orchestra is known for its adventurous repertoire planning and has been widely acclaimed for nuanced performances across a wide range of eras and styles. The Tapiola Sinfonietta often performs without a conductor, placing an emphasis on ensemble playing and the personal responsibility of each musician. In 2000, the orchestra introduced a management model where artistic planning is handled by a management team formed of the General Manager and two orchestra members. Dialogue and a cross-sector approach are characteristic of the orchestra’s work with its Artists in Association, Artists in Residence and visiting conductors and soloists. The orchestra’s home base is the Espoo Cultural Centre, located in the district of Tapiola, world famous for its garden city architecture. Engaging in exceptionally broad-based audience outreach work, the orchestra addresses all age groups in the City of Espoo, from unborn babies to senior citizens, and gives performances away from conventional concert venues. The Tapiola Sinfonietta appears regularly at music festivals in Finland, and tours abroad have boosted its international reputation along with its award-winning discography.

Kulttuuriaukio 2
02100 Espoo

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