Assistant Principal 2nd violin Enschede - 80%


Assistant Principal 2nd violin| Enschede – 80%

Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra and The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra (Enschede)

As of 1 September 2019, the Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra and The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra (Enschede) have become one organisation. From season 2020-2021, we will continue under the name Phion – the Orchestra of Gelderland and Overijssel. The orchestra is rooted in this region and will work from two locations: Arnhem and Enschede. With 128 permanent musicians, we form the largest professional Symphony orchestra in the Netherlands. Our ambition is to become one of the most innovative and prominent orchestras in the Netherlands in the 2021-2024 arts and culture funding period, performing at the highest artistic level.

Our goal is to reach as many people as possible with live symphonic music through extensive and very diverse programming. From the large symphonic repertoire to small-scale productions, from the popular repertoire to exciting crossovers, an educational production or a new concert formula at a special location. We will continue to innovate and look for innovative concepts in collaboration with (regional) partners and producing institutions such as: opera, dance, (youth) theatre.

As a member of our orchestra, you will work from one of the two locations, but you will also regularly rehearse and perform in the other location and play throughout Gelderland and Overijssel and beyond. The personal portfolio gives you the space and freedom to use your own initiative.

The Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra and The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra (Enschede) are looking for:

Assistant Principal 2nd violin| Enschede – 80%

The 2nd violin group in Enschede currently consists of a principal and 7 tutti players and for this group, we are looking for an assistant principal. In addition to your duties on stage, you will also be expected to take part in the educational, innovative and representative activities that contribute to the link between the orchestra and society.

You are an excellent violin player, who radiates enthusiasm during any type of performance and makes active contact with the audience. You are focused on working as part of a team and you are open to educational and innovative activities. From your position, you contribute to the quality of the orchestra in general and you are fully involved with the orchestra as a whole.

Audition: March 20th 2020
Location: Muziekcentrum Enschede
Closing date: February 21st 2020


1ste ronde /first round

W.A. Mozart         Concert no. 3, 4 of 5; eerste deel + cadens
                          Concert nr. 3, 4, or 5 first part incl. cadenza

Orkestpartijen/orchestral parts *:
R. Strauss 
    Don Juan (1e viool) begin tot mt 62
Mendelssohn   Midzomernachtsdroom (2e viool) begin tot mt 211

2de ronde/second round

Romantisch concert naar keuze; eerste deel + cadens
(keuze uit: Tjaikovsky, Brahms, Sibelius, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Bruch)

Orkestpartijen/orchestral parts *:

J. Bach Uit Weihnachtsoratorium nr 41 (2e viool) begin tot mt 24

W.A. Mozart Symfonie no. 39 (2e viool) deel 4 begin tot mt 42

L. van Beethoven Symfonie nr. 9 (2e viool) deel 2, begin tot mt 155

B. Smetana Die verkaufte Braut ouverture (2e viool ) begin tot mt 52

G. Mahler Symfonie no. 9 (2e viool) deel 3, mt 64-83

J. Brahms Symfonie nr. 2 (1e viool) deel 1 begin tot mt 66

D. Shostakovich Symfonie nr. 5 (2e viool) deel 3 cijfer 75-78

B. Bartok Concert voor orkest (2e viool) mt 265-317

N.B. Kandidaten die direct in de tweede ronde komen dienen het repertoire

(soloconcert en orkestpartijen) van de 1e ronde ook paraat te hebben. /Candidates, who are directly permitted to play in the second round, have to prepare also the repertoire of the first round.

 *  Voor alle orkestpartijen geldt dat de gevraagde passages zijn aangegeven in de partijen. /For all orchestral parts the required passages are identified in the parts.

Candidates who are insited directly into the second round must also prepare the first round repertoire.

Terms of Employment

  • An employment contract for an indefinite period of time, after a probationary period of 2x 1 year;
  • Contract scope 80%;
  • Location is Enschede. Availability in either Enschede or Arnhem;
  • Remuneration in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch orchestras.

Selection procedure

  • If necessary, a pre-selection will be made based on the written applications; 
  • Candidates from a non-EU country must be in possession of a valid work and residence permit for the Netherlands and are requested to include this permit with their application; 
  • Selection will take place on the basis of an audition. If a candidate is nominated by the audition committee, there will be a selection interview. This involves looking at the knowledge, skills and personality required for this position;
  • Date of employment: to be discussed.


Before February 21st 2020 by filling out the application form.

Extra information

The audition will take place in Enschede.
For more information about the audition procedure, please contact Marij van der Meij: For more information about the employment terms, please contact Judith Peeters, via