Vacancies

Orchestra

2nd Violin principal

employment to begin immediately, extra payment "Tätigkeitszulage der Stufe 1", reduction of duty
compulsory works: Mozart concert (either KV 216, 218 or 219) and one great violin concerto of own choice.
audition: dates are to be announced

Application for this position only via muv.ac

 

Viola (associate principal)

employment to begin immediately
compulsory work: Concerts of Stamitz or Hoffmeister as well as 
one concerto of own choice
(Bartók, Hindemith, Walton each completely).
audition: will be announced

Double Bass (associate principal)

employment to begin immediately
50% and 100%
Extra payment "Tätigkeitszulage der Stufe 2"
dates of audition: to be announced
applications for this position only via muv.ac

Piccolo

employment to begin immediately 
with obligation for 2./3./4. flute
extra payment "Tätigkeitszulage der Stufe 2"
audition: to be announced soon

applications for this position only via muv.ac

Principal flute

to begin immediately, full-time contract
audition: to be announced

applications for this position only via muv.ac

1st associate flute

to begin on 01.01.21
with obligation for 2nd, 3rd, 4th flute and piccolo
extra payment "Tätigkeitszulage der Stufe 2" plus 50% of "Tätigkeitszulage der Stufe 3"
audition: to be announced

applications for this position only via muv.ac

Principal bassoon

employment to begin immediately
audition: to be announced

applications for this position only via muv.ac

2nd Bassoon

employment to begin immediately
audition: to be announced

applications for this position only via muv.ac

Principle percussion

to begin on 01.09.21
Extra payment "Tätigkeitszulage der Stufe 2"
audition: to be announced

applications for this position only via muv.ac

Payment: company-based tariff agreement (above the agreed pay scale). 

Audition: candidates who are shortlisted for an audition will receive a written invitation and detailed information about the audition requirements.
 

Further information about auditions

Academy

Violin

two traineeships, to beginn immediately, fixed-term positions for two years
the trainee will play in the 1st violin section as well as in the 2nd violin section
date of audition: 22.04.21, 6 pm
please read the information about the orchestra academy
application for this position only via muv.ac

compulsory work:
- one Mozart concerto 1st movement including cadenza + 2nd movement
orchestra excerpts:
- Mozart: Simphony No. 39
- Strauss: Don Juan
- Schumann: 2nd Symphony
- Strauss: Fledermaus Ouverture bar 1 - 110 and 228 - 274
- Bruckner: 9th Symphony 3rd movement, langsam, feierlich (Schott page 27/28)
- Brahms: piano concerto 3rd movement (Schott page 25)
- Mozart: Cosi fan tutti Finale 2nd act (Schott page 48)

Viola

traineeship to begin immediately, fixed-term position for two years
audition: 21.06.21, 10 am
please read the information about the orchestra academy
application for this position only via muv.ac

compulsory works:
- one classical concerto 1st movement including cadenza + 2nd movement
orchestra excerpts:
- A. Bruckner, 4th Symphony, 2nd movement (bars 51-83)
- F. Mendelssohn, „A Midsummer Night's Dream“ (bars 70-93, 135-138 and 233-154)
- Bedřich Smetana, The Bartered Bride, Ouverture (bars 1-14 and 52-111)
- Richard Strauss, Don Juan, op. 20 (bars 1-8 and 21-40)
 

Violoncello

one traineeship, to begin on 25.08.21, fixed-term position for two years
audition: 04.06.21, 2pm
please note the information about the orchestra academy
applications for this position only via muv.ac

Flute

one traineeship, to begin on 25.08.21, fixed-term position for two years
audition: dates are to be announced
please note the information about the orchestra academy
applications for this position only via muv.ac

Clarinet

one traineeship, to begin on 25.08.21, fixed-term position for two years
audition: 15.05.21, 2pm
please note the information about the orchestra academy
applications for this position only via muv.ac

Bassoon

one traineeship, to begin on 25.08.21, fixed-term position for two years
audition: 14.05.21, 2pm
please note the information about the orchestra academy
applications for this position only via muv.ac

Horn

one traineeship, to begin on 25.08.21, fixed-term position for two years
audition: 19.06.21, 10am
please note the information about the orchestra academy
applications for this position only via muv.ac

Harp

one traineeship, to begin on 25.08.21, fixed-term position for two years
audition: 26.04.21, 10am

to take part in the application, please submit video recordings. more information can be found in our offer on muv.ac

please note the information about the orchestra academy
applications for this position only via muv.ac

Team

Trainee orchestra management
to begin on 01.05.21, full-time employment, fixed-term position for 18 months
application deadline: 14.03.2021
applications only via email at elisabeth.baer@guerzenich-orchester.de
see full advertisement (pdf)

Application

Application documents:

+ curriculum vitae
+ certificates/ reports

Please do not send audio material.

Please send your application documents (only copies) to:
 

Gürzenich-Orchester Köln
Bischofsgartenstraße 1
50667 Köln

Please note:

The City of Cologne has committed to raising the number of women in leading positions and underrepresented professional areas. Therefore, women are explicitly encouraged to submit their applications. In addition, the goal is to reflect the individual wishes of men and women with family obligations on all levels. Equally qualified, severely disabled persons and equivalent applicants will be given special consideration. The City of Cologne proudly bears the title TOTAL E-QUALITY – Active for Equal Opportunities for Women and Men, as well as the additional title DIVERSITY.

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