Lahden kaupunginorkesteri - Sinfonia Lahti

Viola Player

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

Viola Player
The salary, including the individual pay component and recording supplement is 2637–2848 € per month. Work starts at January 7th, 2020.

Audition repertoire

  • Please choose one of the following:
    • A. Hoffmeister: Viola Concerto D Major, 1st and 2nd mvt with cadenzas or
    • Stamitz: Viola Concerto in D, 1st and 2nd mvt with cadenzas.
  • Please choose one of the following:
    • Bartok: Viola Concerto, 1st mvt or
    • Hindemith: Der Schwanendreher or
    • Walton: Viola Concerto, 1st
  • An invitation to the audition together with orchestral excerpts will be sent by email to selected candidates on Thursday October 3rd, 2019 (during that day).

Auditions at October 19th–20th, 2019

  • The orchestra will choose the participants to the audition based on the information in the
  • The Auditions will be held in the Kalevi Aho Hall of the Lahti Music Institute (Hämeenkatu 4, Lahti) on Saturday October 19th, 2019 from 11 a.m. onwards and cont´d possibly Sunday
    October 20th if needed.


  • Closing date for applications is Thursday September 26th, 2019. Please fill in your application primarily at (fill into the box “230658” or “viola player” and press 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.

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.

Maija Kylkilahti, Deputy General Manager, audition[at]



Ankkurikatu 7
15140 Lahti

Dima Slobodeniouk

Kalevi Aho

Teemu Kirjonen
050 518 4597

Maija Kylkilahti
050 518 4486

Taina Räty
050 518 4595

Kristiina Palvanen
050 518 4568


Maija Laine
050 518 4596

Erja Toivonen
044 716 1737

Essi Kinnunen
050 518 4569

Mika Kupari
050 518 4487
Jaakko-Pekka Pätynen
050 559 4028

(kunnallistettu 1949)

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