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The North Netherlands Symphony Orchestra (NNO) is a leading, forward-thinking symphony orchestra based in Groningen. The orchestra performs at the highest level both exciting new programmes, as well as traditional symphonic repertoire. We believe that nothing surpasses a live classical music concert, with the contact that is made between the orchestra and its audience.

The NNO performs regularly within the three northern Dutch provinces in concert halls, at open-air events, during festivals and for school children. The orchestra also travels to other venues around the country playing at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Doelen in Rotterdam and the TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht.

Antony Hermus is at present the Principal Guest Conductor, with Stefan Asbury as Honorary Conductor and Michel Tabachnik fulfilling the position of Conductor Emeritus. We have been priviliged to work with leading conductors such as Viktor Liberman, Jean Fournet, Han-Na Chang, Stefan Vladar, Alexander Verdernikov and Susanna Mälkki, and international soloists including Diana Damrau, Piotr Beczala, Eva-Maria Westbroek and Vadim Repin. Louis Lortie, Shlomo Mintz and Alexander Gravylyuk will be appearing in the 2016/2017 season. The NNO regularly highlight contemporary composers: Terry Riley, Arvo Pärt, Philip Glass, Laurie Anderson and Steve Vai have all performed their music in Groningen.

At present the NNO comprises 75 musicians. For more information please go to www.nno.nu .

There are currently two vacancies at the NNO: Piccoloist (80%) and Tutti First Violin (50%).

Click here for more information about auditioning at the NNO.

Piccoloist (80%)

The NNO requires a candidate to fill the following position:

Piccolo (80%) playing 3rd and 2nd flute when required

Audition date : 30 January 2018
Closing date for applications : 12 December 2017
Starting date : As soon as possible

Compulsory works:
1. Piccolo
A. Vivaldi: Piccolo concerto in C-major RV 443.
F. Poulenc: Sonata for flute and piano, 2nd movement, Cantilena (on piccolo).
2. Flute
W.A. Mozart: Flute concerto in G-major KV 313, first movement.
3. Orchestral works. Those candidates invited to audition will be notified of the required orchestral works.

Terms of employment:

  • The contract is initially for a probationary period, which can be extended, becoming a permanent position if both parties are in agreement.
  • Contract: 80%.
  • Salary: scale 1 as in the Dutch Orchestras’ Collective Labour Agreement.
  • Contribution to the ABP Pension Fund is compulsory.

Selection Procedure:
There are two parts to the selection procedure. Firstly an audition is held to assess if the candidate has the required artistic qualities to be considered for the position. Secondly, an interview takes place in which the candidates affinity with the orchestra, his/her social skills and qualities will be discussed and assessed.

Applications should be sent in writing (by email) indicating motivation for applying along with a Curriculum Vitae. Applicants should be either EU citizens or in possession of unrestricted Dutch work and residence permits. The application, along with proof of nationality and copies of work and residence permits where required, must be received by 12 December 2017. Selection for the audition will be made based on the written applications.

Further information:
The audition will take place in Groningen. For further information regarding terms of the contract please contact Hedi Boersema, NNO Personnel Advisor. For more information regarding the audition procedure please contact Aaltje Wouda, NNO Auditions Secretary. Contact details:

email : auditions@nno.nu
telephone : +31 (0)50 3695800

Tutti First Violin (50%)

The NNO requires a candidate to fill the following position:

Tutti First Violin (50%):

Audition date                          : 19 February 2018
Closing date for applications : 4 January 2018
Starting date                           : As soon as possible

Compulsory works:

1. First and second movements from one of the following Mozart concertos: KV 216 (G), KV 218 (D) or KV 219 (A).
2. First movement from one of the following violin concertos: Beethoven, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky or Sibelius.
3. Orchestral works.

Those candidates invited to audition will be notified of the required orchestral works.
Terms of employment:

  •  The contract is initially for a probationary period, which can be extended into a permanent position if both parties are in agreement.
  •  Contract: 50%.
  •  Salary: scale 1 as in the Dutch Orchestras’ Collective Labour Agreement.
  •  Contribution to the ABP Pension Fund is compulsory.

Selection Procedure:

  • There are two parts to the selection procedure. Firstly an audition is held to assess if the candidate has the required artistic qualities to be considered for the position. Secondly, an interview takes place in which the candidate’s affinity with the orchestra, his/her social skills and qualities will be discussed.
  • Applications should be sent in writing (by email) and should include a motivation letter along with a Curriculum Vitae.
  • Applicants should be either EU citizens or in possession of unrestricted Dutch work and residence permits.
  • The application, along with proof of nationality and copies of work and residence permits where required, must be received by 4 January 2018.
  • Selection for the audition will be made based on the written applications.

Further information:
The audition will take place in Groningen. For further information regarding terms of the contract please contact Hedi Boersema, NNO Personnel Advisor. For more information regarding the audition procedure please contact Aaltje Wouda, NNO Auditions Secretary. Contact details: email : auditions@nno.nu, telephone : +31 (0)50 3695800.