Sapporo Symphony Orchestra


AuditionAbout SSO

Violin (Tutti)
1.Vacancy Violin (tutti)
In principal, applicants must be under age of 35.
2. Preliminary Audition (Recording audition) Repertoire should be recorded in the listed order with track numbers on CD-R.

[Audition Repertoire]
(1) One of the following concerti, the first movement with cadenza, with piano accompaniment.
Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3, No. 4, No. 5 (2) The first movement of one of the following concerti with piano accompaniment
Paganini / No. 1 in D major op. 6, Mendelssohn / E minor op.64, Lalo / Spanish Symphony op. 21, Beethoven / D major op. 61, Saint Saens / No. 3 op. 61, Brahms / D major op.77, Bruch / No. 1 in G minor op. 26, Tchaikovsky / D major op.35, Sibelius / D minor op. 47, Bartok / No. 2, Prokofiev / No. 2 in G minor op.63

[Orchestra Study]
(3) Beethoven Symphony No. 9 2nd movement (2nd violin) from start to the first note in B
(4) R. Strauss Symphonic Poem "Don Juan" (1st violin) from start to the 13th note in C

The recording must be made within 6 months before the date of application.
(1)and (2) need piano accompaniment, and introduction can be deleted.
The recording device must be CD-R (music recording only)
Confirm the content before submitting. Avoid low volume or any echo in the recording as this may affect the judgement.
How to apply / Deadline Send the following documents together with your recording to the address noted in 6 by post.
Mark your name on CD-R.
The documents and recording are not returnable.
Documents to prepare
1.Resume (if you are Japanese, use a standard resume form.) Please write in your music experience.
2. Recording information (note the date and place of recording in A4 format)
Sanday, May 12, 2019 (must arrive by this date)
Result announcement for the recording audition
Result will be sent by post no later than Monday, May 27, 2019.
3.Live Audition (Secondary and Final Audition) Date and Place
Secondary Audition (Audition by Section members)
Monday, July 1, 2019 starting from 1pm (tentative schedule)
Sapporo L-PLAZA 3F Hall (3-chome Kita 8-Jo, Kita-ku, Sapporo)

Final Audition by all members of the orchestra
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 afternoon (planned)
Sapporo L-PLAZA 3F Hall (3-chome Kita 8-Jo, Kita-ku, Sapporo)
【Venue change】Sapporo Art Park Art Hall Arena( 2-chome Geijutsu-no-mori, Minami-ku, Sapporo)

Live Audition Repertoire
(1) Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3 or No. 4 or No. 5; 1st movement with cadenza Applicant must perform the same piece as in his/her recording audition.
(2) Orchestral study (Details will be announced to those who passed the primary audition.)

-The orchestra will arrange a piano accompanist, but the applicant can also attend the audition with his/her accompanist. In this case, any fee and / or expense incurred will be burnt by the applicant. More details will be informed on a later date.
-There will be an interview for those who attend the final auditions on the same day.
4.Salary and other benefits Salary 191,600 JPY(age 22) to 247,400JPY (age 35)
Additional bonus twice a year
Other benefits: housing, family, cold-area, commuting and instrument.
Social welfare, unemployment insurance and retirement allowance are also available.
5. Employment starting date Immediately but negotiable
There will be 6-month evaluation period before official employment.
6.Inquiry and Address Addressed to: AUDITION, Sapporo Symphony Orchestra
c/o Sapporo Concert Hall, 1-15 Nakajima-koen, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
064-0931 JAPAN
TEL:+81-11-520-1771 FAX:+81-11-520-1772