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Open Vacancies

Vacancies for positions as a member of Turku Philharmonic Orchestra, Finland are advertised here.

Turku Philharmonic Orchestra, Finland is a professional full-time orchestra of 74 musicians, established in 1790. The City of Turku will build a new Music Centre for the orchestra, scheduled to celebrate its first performances in 2026. 

Now open:

  • Principal Horn



Permanent position, full-time job

The audition will be held at Turku Concert Hall on Monday 3rd of April, 2023 starting at 13:00 (1 pm).

Audition Repertoire

  • W. A. Mozart: Horn Concerto No. 4 in E-flat major KV 495, 1st mvt with cadenza
  • R. Strauss: Horn Concerto No. 1 Op. 11 (complete)
  • Orchestral excerpts, which will be sent to applicants after the closing date and the video pre-round selections:
  1. L. van Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 in D major Op. 36
  2. L. van Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A major Op. 92
  3. A. Bruckner: Symphony No. 4
  4. M. Lindberg: Gran Duo
  5. G. Mahler: Symphony No. 5
  6. G. Mahler: Symphony No. 7
  7. W. A. Mozart: Cosi fan tutte
  8. M. Ravel: Pavane pour une infante défunte
  9. D. Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major Op. 107
  10. R. Schumann: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major Op. 97
  11. A. Schönberg: Chamber Symphony
  12. R. Strauss: Ein Heldenleben Op. 40
  13. R. Strauss: Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche Op. 28
  14. I. Stravinsky: Oedipus Rex
  15. P. Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E-minor Op. 64
  16. R. Wagner: Siegfried’s Horn Call


A video pre-round will be arranged. The closing date for the applications is Mon 13th of February 2023 at midnight, 24:00 (12 pm, GMT+2 Finnish time). For applying, please fill the online application form available on Musicalchairs:

Please include in the application a link to a video, which includes applicant’s performance of the following program:  

  • W. A. Mozart: Horn Concerto No. 4 in E-flat major KV 495, 1st mvt: beginning from the recapitulation (bar 140) to the end of the movement with cadenza. To be recorded without piano accompaniment.
  • R. Strauss: Don Juan Op. 20, orchestral excerpts
  • D. Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major Op. 107, orchestral excerpts

The materials of the excerpts for the video pre-round are available on the Musicalchairs’ application page.

Instructions for making the video

The video must be recorded with one camera and the player and the instrument in the picture throughout. The video including whole pre-round program should be filmed without cuts in one entirety in the order listed above. Post-processing of the sound and/or picture is prohibited. A reasonable quality should be aimed at. The orchestra tunes in 442. Please upload your video via your Musicalchairs application.

Applications or video materials sent by e-mail will not be taken into consideration. No feedback on the videos will be given.

Invitations to attend the audition will be sent to selected candidates by email after the closing date. A pre-selection will be done based on the applications and the videos.