Sinfonia Lahti - Lahti Symphony Orchestra

Solo Viola

The Lahti Symphony Orchestra is a dynamic, innovative orchestra maintained by the Finnish city of Lahti. Major functions are, in addition to offering audiences a wide range of concerts, touring, recording and education. Its home is the Sibelius Hall, famous for its magnificent acoustics. The orchestra, together with its Principal Conductor Dima Slobodeniouk, seeks to recruit first-class players with good team-working skills.

The Lahti Symphony Orchestra invites applications for the position of

Solo Viola

The salary, including the individual pay component and recording supplement is 3276–3538 € per month. Work starts at August 17th, 2020.

The solo violist maintains the solo capability required by orchestral literature, and performs solo parts of orchestral works, leads the viola section by exercising, supervising and developing it, and provides instructions for acquiring group assistants and substitutes. We appreciate experience of similar tasks and good cooperation and interaction skills.

Audition repertoire

  • Please choose one of the following:
    • A. Hoffmeister: Concerto D Major, 1st and 2nd mvt with cadenzas or
    • Stamitz: Concerto in D, 1st and 2nd mvt with cadenzas or
    • Schubert: Arpeggione-sonata, 1st mvt
  • Please choose one of the following:
    • Bartok: Viola Concerto, 1st mvt or
    • Hindemith: Der Schwanendreher, 1st mvt or
    • Walton: Viola Concerto, 1st
  • Orchestral and chamber music excerpts will be available for download from January 15th, 2020 onwards at > ENG > Orchestra > Open Vacancies.

Auditions at April 25th, 2020

  • The orchestra will choose the participants to the audition based on the information in the applications
  • Invitations to the audition will be sent on Friday April 3rd, 2020 (during that day)
  • The Auditions will be held in the Kalevi Aho Hall of the Lahti Music Institute (Hämeenkatu 4, Lahti) on Saturday April 25th, 2020 from 11 a.m. onwards.


  • Closing date for applications is Thursday April 2nd, 2020. Please fill in your application primarily at (fill into the box “264172” and “ETSI”) or secondarily please send it by email to audition[at]
  • In the application you must give all the following information:
    • full contact details (home address, email and telephone number),
    • brief Curriculum vitae,
    • work details / repertoire you chose to play and
    • please inform whether you wish to use accompanist provided by the orchestra.

Should a present member of the orchestra be appointed to the post, his or her successor may be selected at this same audition. The selected person must present an acceptable medical certificate before signing the employment contract, and a trial period (6 months) is assigned to the selected person. The city of Lahti is a smoke-free working place.

Enquiries Maija Kylkilahti, Deputy General Manager, audition[at]



Sibelius Hall
Ankkurikatu 7
FI-15140 Lahti

Principal Conductor
Dima Slobodeniouk

Composer laureate
Kalevi Aho

General Manager
Teemu Kirjonen
+358 50 518 4597

Deputy General Manager
Maija Kylkilahti
+358 50 518 4486

Marketing Manager
Taina Räty
+358 50 518 4595

Sales Secretary
Virpi Moskari, dep. until 16.1.2021
(Kristiina Palvanen)
+358 50 518 4568

Administrative Secretary
Maija Laine
+358 50 518 4596

Erja Toivonen
+358 44 716 1737

Music Librarian
Essi Kirjovaara
+358 50 518 4569

Stage Managers
Mika Kupari
+358 50 518 4487
Jaakko-Pekka Pätynen
+358 50 559 4028

Founded 1909
(municipalized 1949)

Size 67 musicians

Concert venue
Sibelius Hall, 1229 seats

+358 0600 39 3949