The Oulu Symphony Orchestra invites applications for the permanent position of I violin player (tutti).

Oulu Symphony Orchestra is composed of 61 musicians and is the northernmost symphony orchestra in Finland. The Oulu Symphony Orchestra performs traditional symphony concerts, as well as a wide range of musical genres. Madetoja hall at the Oulu Music Center has 816 seats.

The task is to act as a violin player in the symphony orchestra. The violin player is expected to maintain his/her playing skills and carry out all other tasks within the area of responsibility.

The position requires excellent playing skills and good social interaction skills.

Bonuses for previous work experience shall be added to the pay in accordance with the Collective Agreement along with compensations for costume and musical instrument. In addition, will be paid locally agreed media and media usage compensation.

The audition will be held on Friday the 5th of May 2023 starting at 10am (Finnish time) at the Madetoja Hall, Leevi Madetojan katu 1–3, Oulu, Finland.

Audition repertoire

– 1st movement with cadenza from one of the following:
W.A. Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 3 in G-Major K. 216
W.A. Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 4 in D-Major K. 218
W.A. Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5 in A-Major K. 219

– 1st movement with cadenza from one of the following concertos:
Brahms: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major, Op. 19
Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 63
Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35

– Orchestral music excerpts, which are downloadable from Oulu Symphony Orchestra’s website starting 7th of April 2023 from

The one who will be appointed to this position must submit a medical certificate for his/her state of health before accepting the position. The City of Oulu applies a probationary period of six (6) months in its permanent positions.

Applications should primarily be submitted through the electronic application form. Alternatively, applications can be submitted to the address Oulun kaupungin kirjaamo, PL 71, 90015 Oulun kaupunki, visiting address Kansankatu 55 A. Applications must include the position-specific register number OUKA/3264/2023. Closing date for submitting applications is 14 April 2023 at 3pm (Finnish time).

In brief

  • Apply by Friday 14th of April 2023 at 3 PM.
  • Audition on Friday 5th of May 2023 starting at 10 AM (Finnish time).
  • Job starts on Monday 31st of July 2023.
  • Position-specific pay 2452,21 €/month.

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