Vacancies

Orchestra

1st Violin (tutti)

employment to begin immediately, part-time for 50%
compulsory works: Mozart concert (either KV 216, 218 or 219)
and one romantic concerto of own choice.
audition: A-round: 07.10.20, 10 am (tutti)
B-round: 08.10.20, 10 am (tutti)*

Applications for this position only via muv.ac

2nd Violin voice leader

employment to begin immediately, extra payment "Tätigkeitszulage 1", reduction of duty
compulsory works: Mozart concert (either KV 216, 218 or 219) and one romantic concerto of own choice.
audition: A-round: 23.06.20, 2:30 pm
B-round: 25.06.20, 12:00 am (noon)*

Application for this position only via muv.ac

2nd Violin tutti

employment to begin immediately
compulsory works: Mozart concert (either KV 216, 218 or 219) and one romantic concerto of own choice.
audition: to be announced
Applications 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

Violoncello tutti

one for 100% beginning on 01.12.20 and one for 50% beginning on 20.08.20
date of audition: to be announced
Applications for this position only via muv.ac

Principal Double Bass (coordinated)

employment to begin immediately
extra payment “TVK Tätigkeitszulage 1”
reduction of duty
compulsory works: First and second movement of a classical concerto with cadenzas
as well as first and second movement of a romantic concert.
Audition will be announced soon.

Applications for this position only via muv.ac

Double Bass (tutti)

employment to begin immediately, part-time contract (50%)
assignment mainly in concerts
Compulsory work: 1. round: a classical concerto; orchestra excerpts possible
› 2. round: one romantic concerto of own choice; orchestra excerpts possible
› 3. round: orchestra excerpts.
Audition will be announced soon.

Applications for this position only via muv.ac

Piccolo

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

1st associate flute

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

Principal bassoon

employment to begin immediately
compulsory work: Mozart, Bassoon Concerto in B-flat major KV 191;
Saint-Saëns, Bassoon Sonata op. 168 1st and 2nd movement 
audition: 
Round A: 23.06.20, 10 am*
Round B: 25.06.20, 10 am*

2nd Bassoon

employment to begin immediately, with obligation for 3./4. bassoon
audition: to be announced

3rd associate principal trumpet
to begin on 01.12.20
with obligation for 2nd and 4th trumpet
extra payment "Tätigkeitszulage 2" plus 50% of "Tätigkeitszulage 3"
A-round Compulsory work: Haydn, Joseph: Concerto for Trumpet in Eb major, Hob. Vlle:1 (on german Bb trumpet); and orchestra excerpts.
B-round: orchestra excerpts
Audtition: A-round: 26.05.20, 10 am
B-round: 27.05.20, 10 am*

Principal trombone

employment to begin immediately
compulsory work: »Concertino« op. 4 by F. David 1st and 2nd movement
Applications for this position only via muv.ac

Bass Tuba

to begin on 01.09.20, part time contract 50%
with obligation for contrabass tuba
extra payment "Tätigkeitszulage der Stufe 2"

pre-audition: 25.06.20, 2 pm with all of the invited applicants
main audition: 26.06.20, 10 am

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

three traineeships, to beginn from 01.09.2020, fixed-term positions for two years
all these trainees will play in the 1st violin section as well as in the 2nd violin section
audition: Mo., 15. Juni 2020, 10 Uhr (Stolberger Straße).
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 beginn from 01.09.2020, fixed-term position for two years
audition: 18.05.20, 2 pm
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
- one concerto by Bartók, Walton or Hindemith (Schwanendreher)
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)
 

Trombone

traineeship to beginn immediately, fixed-term position for two years
audition: to be annouced
please note the information about the orchestra academy
application for this position only via muv.ac

Percussion

traineeship to beginn from 01.09.2020, fixed-term position for two years
audition: 29.04.20, 11 am
compulsory work: please see announcement
please note the information about the orchestra academy
application for this position only via muv.ac
 

Team

trainee position in the sheet music library

to beginn on 01.09.2020
application deadline: 25.05.2020

see job 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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