Tapiola Sinfonietta - Espoo City Orchestra
Principal II Violin
Tapiola Sinfonietta – the orchestra of the City of Espoo – is a high-quality chamber orchestra with recognition of especially its interpretations of the Viennese Classics, bringing up rare works, multi-genre productions as well as wide work in the field of audience outreach. The orchestra’s home base is Tapiola Hall at the Espoo Cultural Centre. The orchestra tours regularly in Finland as well as abroad and its over 70 recordings have received both national and international prizes.
Tapiola Sinfonietta invites applications for PRINCIPAL II VIOLIN
In addition to the basic monthly salary of € 3100,49, a Chamber Orchestra supplement and a recording compensation will be paid according to the valid contracts. In addition there is a possibility to receive a work experience bonus on the basis of previous work experience. The dress and instrument allowance are paid in accordance with the collective agreement.
The orchestra will choose the participants to the audition based on the applications. The audition is held in Espoo Cultural Centre’s Tapiola Hall (Kulttuuriaukio 2, 02100 Espoo) on Thursday, August the 27th 2020 from 10:00 am onwards. If needed, audition continues on Friday, August 28, 2020.
1) 1. and 2. part with cadenzas from one of the following Mozart Violin Concertos no 3 K.216 G Major, no 4 K.218 D Major or no 5 K.219 A Major
2) 1. part with cadenzas from one of the following concertos:
Prokofjev: Violin Concerto no 1 op. 19 D Major
Prokofjev: Violin Concerto no 2 op. 63 G minor
Sibelius: Violin Concerto op. 47 D minor
Brahms: Violin Concerto op 77 D Major
Tšaikovski: Violin Concerto op. 35 D Major
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto op. 64 E minor
3) Bach: Partita for solo violin no 3 E Major BW1006 part II Loure
4) Chamber Music:
Brahms: Clarinet Quintet op. 115 B minor, 1. part Allegro 2nd violin part
Schubert: Quartettsatz D.703 C minor, 1st violin part
Orchestral excerpts are sent by email to the selected candidates after the application deadline.
Closing date for the applications is Friday, July 17th, 2020 at 3:45 pm. Applications are filled at the recruiting system Kuntarekry: kuntarekry.fi/
Applications must include the following:
- Personal details (name, home address, email, cell phone number, etc.)
- Brief curriculum vitae
- Please inform if you wish to work with the accompanist provided by the orchestra or if you wish to bring your own.
The work starts on September 7, 2020 or according to a mutual agreement. If a current member of the orchestra is selected to the open position, can his/her previous position be filled according to this audition. City of Espoo has a six (6) month probation time for permanent positions.
More information (Mon 10.2. at 2-3pm, Mon 2.3. at 9-10am, Tue 7.4. at 9-10am) from
General Manager (dep.) Anna Jaskiewicz, tel. +358 40 620 6051, anna.jaskiewicz[at]espoo.fi
Espoo Cultural Centre
(PL 3262, FI-02070 Espoon kaupunki)
Artists in Association
Klaus Mäkelä, conductor
Marzi Nyman, guitarist-composer
Artist in Residence
The Artistic Board
Anna Jaskiewicz, Mikko Kujanpää, Timo Holopainen
+358 40 620 6051
+358 40 514 0358
+358 46 877 2299
Producer (season concerts)
+358 40 553 8549
Johanna Loima, dep.
+358 40 639 3907
Susann Holmberg, on leave until 8.8.2021
+358 43 825 0833
Principal Music Librarian
David Claudio, dep.
+358 46 877 1888
+358 50 526 0316
+358 43 825 9606
+43 825 9604
Size 43 musicians
Espoo Cultural Centre,
+358 600 900 900
(2,00 € / min + local access charge)
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