Bassoon Player with the Obligation to Play the Contrabassoon (фаготист)


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Helsinki, Finland. Заявки до 16 февраля. 

Finnish National Opera and Ballet

€3,325.34 - €3,923.62 p/month
Permanent position starting from August 1, 2020 or by agreement

The position includes the obligation to play the contrabassoon.

Audition on Monday 23rd – Tuesday 24th March 2020.

Required pieces:

On bassoon:
Mozart: Bassoon Concerto B flat major KV 191, 1st and 2nd movement without cadenzas
Ludwig Milde: Concert Study no. 9 C-sharp minor (Adagio) op. 26

The following orchestral extracts on bassoon:

Bizet: Carmen: Entr’acte to act II
Brahms: Violin Concerto D major, Op. 77, movement II
Britten: Peter Grimes
Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro, overture
Smetana: The Bartered Bride, overture
Tshaikovski: The Nutcracker, act I
Verdi: Aida
Wagner: Tannhäuser, overture

On contrabassoon:
Mozart: Bassoon Concerto B flat major KV 191, movement 2. Andante ma adagio, without cadenza.

The following orchestral extracts on contrabassoon:

Berg: Wozzeck, act 1
Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45, movement 6 ”Denn haben wir hie keine bleibende Statt”
Brahms: Symphony no. 1 C minor, Op. 68
R. Strauss: Elektra
R. Strauss: Salome
Verdi: Don Carlo (four-act version), act III

The link to sheet music of orchestra excerpts will be sent by e-mail after the closing date.

The first round of the audition on Monday 23rd March will be played by the bassoon only. For those who have been selected for the second round there is a possibility to shortly practice with Operas contrabassoon on Monday evening.

An accompanist will be provided but candidates may bring their own pianist if they so desire.

Position is open to applicants of any nationality.

Applications for the position should be submitted by the electronic recruiting system on the FNOB website ( no later than Sunday 16th February 2020.

For further information please contact Orchestra Coordinator Arna Bertin, email:
Closing date: 16 Feb 2020

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