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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 no vacancies at the NNO.

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Principal Second Violin (80%)

The NNO has a vacancy for the following position:

Principal Second Violin (80%)

Audition date                           : 26 June 2018

Closing date for applications   : 8 May 2018

Starting date                            : As soon as possible 

Applicants should:

  • be an exceptional soloist.
  • preferably have leadership experience.
  • be able to lead the second violin section (including guest players), to guide and motivate the players.
  • be able to assist the management when required, in artistic or personnel matters regarding the second violin section or the whole orchestra.
  • be a team player who feels at home in a symphony orchestra.
  • have a positive, studious and flexible attitude.

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.
  • 80% contract comprising 85% playing (= 68%), the remainder to be used for tasks as section leader.
  • Salary: scale 3 as in the Dutch Orchestras’ Collective Labour Agreement.
  • Contribution to the ABP Pension Fund is compulsory.

Selection Procedure:

  • There are three 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, leadership skills and qualities will be discussed and assessed. Finally, part of the selection procedure consists of assessing the candidate’s strengths and weaknesses giving clarity to expectations of the leadership role.
  • 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. Selection for the audition will be made based on the written applications.
  • The application, along with proof of nationality and copies of work and residence permits where required, must be received by 8 May 2018.

Compulsory works:

  1. First movement 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.

Further information:

The audition will take place in Groningen. For further information regarding terms of the contract please contact Hedi Boersema, NNO HR 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

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