Auditions for French Horn
Soloist A Co Principal (with obligation to play 1st and 3rd horn) and Soloist B (with obligation to play 2nd and 3th horn)
The auditions will be held in order to fill a position of Soloist A Co Principal (with obligation to play 1st and 3rd horn) and a position of Soloist B (with obligation to play 2nd and 4th horn) in the French Horn section of the Gulbenkian Orchestra. The auditions have a prospective/indicative nature and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation reserves itself the right not to engage any of the candidates present in the audition, regardless of their classification. If one of the candidates wins the audition, and if it is the expressed will of the jury, a contract with the duration of one year or one season will be proposed. After this period a reevaluation will be made by the jury in order to decide a possible transition to a permanent contract (in case of Solist B) ou a 4-year contract (for Soloist A).
When and where?
The auditions will take place at the Main Rehearsal Room, in the Gulbenkian Foundation’s Headquarters (Main Building), on the following dates:
Soloist B – 28 and 29 March 2020
Soloist A – 29 and 30 March 2020
Av. de Berna, 45-A, 1067-001 Lisboa, Portugal
Please apply only using the website www.muv.ac, in the Gulbenkian Orchestra page. Other ways of applying are not valid.
The closing date for applications are indicated in the plataform. Should you have any questions please send a message to the email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why the Gulbenkian Orchestra?
In each season, the Gulbenkian Orchestra performs in a series of regular concerts at Gulbenkian Foundation’s Great Hall in Lisbon – a concert hall known for its unique acoustic conditions – where it regularly collaborates with some of the greatest names in the music world, such as Gustavo Dudamel, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Kirill Pertrenko, David Zinman, Susanna Mälkki, among others. The Gulbenkian Orchestra performs regularly throughout Portugal and has also been broadening its international activity with tours in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. The orchestra has aslo made multiple award-winning recordings for labels such as Deutsche Grammophone, Philips and Pentatone. Lorenzo Viotti is the current Principal Conductor of the Gulbenkian Orchestra.
What are the conditions?
Salary and benefits:
- Monthly Salary 3.249 00€ (14 times per year) for Soloist A
- Monthly Salary 2.726,00€ (14 times per year) for Soloist B
- Average of 45 weeks of work per year
- Average of 30 hours of work per week
- Annual instrument repairs and supplies allowance 1.250€
- Annual clothing allowance 250€
- Health and dental insurance
- Pension Plan
- Transport and meal allowance
- 3 weeks of paid artistic leave per year for Soloist A
- 2 weeks of paid artistic leave per year for Soloist B