The South Netherlands Philharmonic is an ambitious and flexible symphony orchestra, lauded for its high quality, close cooperation, and appealing enthusiasm. Under the baton of chief conductor Dmitri Liss, the passionate musicians deliver custom work on the highest, artistic level. In its fifth season, the orchestra is one full of confidence, as one of the cultural jewels of South-Netherlands society. The orchestra performs the complete and varied symphonic literature and takes a stand for innovation with adventurous cross-over programmes like i-Classics and bridging the divide with the world of business during Leading the South. In addition, the South Netherlands Philharmonic is the symphonic laboratory of the Maastricht Centre for the Innovation of Classical Music (MCICM). Education is an integral component of the orchestra. Children of all ages can come and experience the power and magic of live music up close.

The South Netherlands Philharmonic (philharmonie zuidnederland) offers her employees a professional working environment with special care for personal development and wellbeing. In addition to our stage activities, we stimulate musicians to contribute to the realization of our goals in other ways too. For the functions of the section leader, we ask for proficient communicative skills and demonstrable coaching skills and leadership. In the final stages of the trial rounds and during the evaluations of the trial year, the aforementioned qualities will be taken into consideration.

philharmonie zuidnederland is looking for:

Principal Double Bass 75%
(with lower chair obligation)

Audition 19 September 2019 Muziekgebouw Eindhoven
(with possible pre selection on the same day)

Repertoire will include:

Pre-round and 1st Round:
Dittersdorf - Concerto in E-Major, 1st movement with Cadenza and 2nd movement
Vanhal - Concerto in D-Major, 1st movement with Cadenza and 2nd movement

2nd Round:
Bottesini - Concerto in B-Minor, 1st and 2nd movement, with Cadenza
Koussevitsky - Concerto, 1st and 2nd movement

Please Note: Audition to be played in Orchestra Tuning

The audition will consist of three rounds. Your admittance to every next round will be subject to the discretion of the audition committee. Orchestra parts can be part of all rounds. Candidates will receive copies of the orchestra parts after having been invited to the audition.

In case you are a non EU-resident, you need to be in the possession of a valid residence and work permit in the Netherlands.

The selection committee reserves the right to make a pre-selection based on letters of application and CV. Salary according to the collective labour agreement CAO Nederlandse Orkesten.

Please send your CV and covering letter to: (closing date 16 June 2019)

philharmonie zuidnederland, postbus 230, 5600 AE Eindhoven
For more information: 00 31 88-1660732 (orchestra manager Hélène Maurits)

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