Jobs

AUDITIONS SPRING 2024

BASS TROMBONE

Application period starts from 26th of March 2024. Application deadline is on 21st April 2024 at 23:59 (11:59 PM, Finnish summer time UTC+3). The position is permanent, and work begins on August 8th of 2024 or as agreed. The vacancy comes with an obligation to play secondary instruments (tenor trombone, also contrabass trombone if needed). We wish also that the applicant would be interested and willing to play historical trombones.

Applications are to be submitted only through the electronic form that opens here on 26th of March 2024.

Click here to fill the electronic application form!

Audition on Saturday 25 May at 10 am at Tampere Hall Small Auditorium. Invitations to the audition and a link to the orchestral material will be sent to the applicants by 3rd of May 2024. The orchestra will provide a pianist to the audition.

Required repertoire

Solo works
Ernst Sachse: Concertino F Major, I and II (until Theme)
J. S. Bach: Cello Suite No.5, IV Sarabande

Orchestral excerpts (bass trombone)
Haydn: Die Schöpfung, Nro 26, from beginning – reh.letter C
Schumann: Symphony No. 3, IV Feierlich, from beginning – 13 b. after reh.letter A
Respighi: Fountains of Rome, up beat to reh.no 11 – 9 b. after reh.no 15
Delibes: Coppelia, 1. Act No. 4, b. 139-154, 161-177
Mahler: Symphony No. 6, IV Finale, reh.no 115 – 3 b. before reh.no 116, reh.no 140 – 5 b. after reh.no 141
Sibelius: Symphony No. 1, IV Finale, 2 b. before reh.letter M – reh.letter P
Wagner: Lohengrin, Prelude to 3.Act , reh.no 2 – reh.no 3, reh.no 5 – 6 b. after reh.no 6
Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony, IV Allegro con fuoco, reh.letter I – reh.letter L without last beat
Nielsen: Flute Concerto, I Allegro moderato, b. 75-96
Berg: Drei Orchesterstücke op 6, III Marsch, b. 115-174

With Trombone section
Mahler: Symphony No. 2, V Im Tempo des Scherzos, reh.no 10 – 1 b. after reh.no 11
Brahms: Symphony No. 1, IV, reh.letter C – 15 b. after reh.letter C

Further information:
Anu Piispanen, Deputy General Manager
anu.piispanen@tampere.fi
tel. 050 388 7144

Please note the following

  • Our auditions are open to all nationalities.
  • Please do not send us a tape unless we ask for one. The candidates are invited personally to the audition by e-mail after the application time.
  • Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra will not provide any compensation for travel or accommodation expenses.
  • Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra will provide a pianist for the auditions.
  • Our orchestra tunes to a1 = 442 Hz.
  • Please look for more information about the orchestra and its season schedule on our website. Also a useful source of information is the website of Tampere Hall (where the orchestra rehearses and performs).
  • Instructions for video auditions

Previous auditions

  • Concertmaster
    Application deadline 10 March 2024. No one was elected to the position.

    Assistant principal viola
    Application deadline 24 March 2024. No one was elected to the position.

    Co-principal double bass
    Application deadline 21 January 2024. Oskari Hanhikoski was elected to the position.

  • Co-principal trumpet
    Application deadline 25 October 2023. Audition on 27 November 2023. Eero Kiukkonen was elected to the position.

    Co-principal oboe
    Application deadline 10 September 2023. Audition on 12 October 2023. Simeon Overbeck was elected to the position.

    Solo cello
    Application deadline 23 April 2023. Audition on 31 May 2023. Kalle-Pekka Koponen was elected to the position.

    Concertmaster
    Application deadline 23 April 2023. Audition on 29 May 2023. No one elected to the position.

    Assistant principal viola
    Application deadline 20 March 2023. Audition on 17 April 2023. No one elected to the position.

    Assistant principal trumpet
    Application deadline 9 March 2023. Pre-selection video round on 13-14 March and audition on 29 April 2023. Permanent position, work begins on August 9th 2023 or as agreed. The vacancy is with obligation to play secondary instruments. Pawel Marciniak was elected to the position.

  • Assistant principal viola + viola tutti vacancy
    Application deadline 9 Nov 2022. Kaisa Anttila was elected to the position of viola tutti. No one elected to the position of assistant principal viola.


    II violin tutti vacancy.
    Application deadline 10 Oct 2022. Linda Halme was elected for the position.

    Concertmaster, 2 posts
    Application deadline was 26 September 2022. Based on the audition, Johannes Põlda was selected for the position. The other position was left unfilled.

    3rd concertmaster substitute
    Application deadline 19 July 2022, audition on 4 August 2022. Tatevik Ayazyan was elected to the post.

    Assistant principal viola + viola tutti vacancy
    Application deadline 9 May 2022 at 11.59 pm (Finnish summer time UTC+3). Audition on Monday 30 May 2022. No-one was elected.

    I violin tutti vacancy
    Application deadline 25 April 2022. Audition on Saturday 21 May 2022. Permanent position, work begins on 1 August 2022 or as agreed. Ivi Ots was elected to the post.

    Principal trumpet
    Application deadline 27 February 2022. Pre-selection video round on 1 March and audition on 25 April 2022. Permanent position, work begins on August 1st 2022 or as agreed. The vacancy is with obligation to play secondary instruments. Xiang Guo was elected to the post.

For further information about all auditions

please contact

Anu Piispanen
Deputy General Manager
anu.piispanen@tampere.fi