Vacancy Concertmaster Enschede – 80%


Orkest van het Oosten en Het Gelders Orkest have a vacancy for the following position:

Concertmaster | Enschede – 80%

Audition: 24 September 2019 in Enschede
Location:  Enschede
Closing date: 18 August 2019

Repertoire list
1st round

Solo concertos:

Mozart 4 or 5 (1st movement including cadenza)

Orchestral excerpts

Tutti parts from: 

W.A. Mozart – Symphony no. 39 (2 fragments from the slow, and last movement) 

  1. Brahms – Symphony no. 1, fourth movement, 2 fragments
  2. Strauss – Don Juan


J.S. Bach – Matthäus Passion, both solos

  1. Rimsky-Korsakov – Scheherazade solo at the beginning of the first movement 

2nd round
Solo concertos

Choice from Brahms, Sibelius, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Bruch (all: 1st movement including cadenza)

Orchestral excerpts

Tutti parts from:

  1. Mahler – Symphony no. 3, 2nd movement, numbers 14-18, including solo
  2. Schumann – Symphony no. 2, Scherzo
  3. Ravel – La Valse
  4. Prokofiev – Symphony no. 1, 1st movement, numbers 1-12


  1. Haydn – Symphony nr. 103
  2. v. Beethoven – Missa Solemnis
  3. Brahms – Symphony nr. 1
  4. Strauss – Ein Heldenleben
  5. Rimsky-Korsakov – several solos from Scheherazade
  6. Mahler – Symphony no. 3, 1st movement, numbers 39-40
  7. Shostakovich – Symphony no. 5, solos from the first and second movement
  8. Ravel – Ma mère l’oye

Terms of employments:

  • The contract is initially for a probationary period (2x a year), becoming a permanent position if both parties are satisfied
  • Contract: 80%;
  • The Dutch Orchestras' Collective Labour Agreement applies;
  • The position is based in Enschede, but the candidate is willing and able to work in Enschede and Arnhem.

Selection procedure:

  • An audition is held to assess if the candidate has the required artistic qualities to be considered for the position. Secondly, an interview takes place in which the candidate’s affinity with the orchestra, his/her social skills and qualities will be discussed. Pre-selection can be made based on the application forms;
  • Applicants should either be EU citizens or be in possession of a Dutch work and residence permits. They are requested to attach these permits with their application;
  • Starting date: season 2019-2020.

How to apply:
Apply before 18th of August, 2019 by filling out the Applicationform
You will receive the repertoire after sending in your application.

Further enquiries
For further enquiries contact Marij van der Meij: 
For further information regarding terms of the contract please contact Angela de Jong:

The Gelders Orkest & het Orkest van het Oosten are both high-quality symphony orchestras with a long history and an excellent reputation and based in Arnhem and Enschede. After a period of intensive collaboration, both orchestras will form one organisation from 1 September 2019. From the Arnhem and Enschede locations, the orchestras provide live symphonic music in Gelderland, Overijssel and beyond. Because we want people to get involved with classical music as much as possible, we organise, in addition to symphonic concerts, a surprising range of alternative musical encounters and adventurous cross-overs in the form of children's concerts, educational and amateur projects, films and workshops.