4 July 2017

Auditions for Bassoon/Double Bassoon

Soloist B

Bassoon © DR

When and where?

The auditions for the position of Bassoon/Double Bassoon (Soloist B) will take place on the 18th and 19th September 2017, at the Gulbenkian Foundation’s headquarters (Main-Building).
Av. de Berna, 45-A, 1067-001 Lisboa, Portugal



All applications must be exclusively submitted through this form, where you will find all the details including the auditions schedule and the repertoire to be prepared. Before submetting your application, we ask you to carefully read the available “Regulation” document under “Downloads”. The deadline for all applications will be on the 10 September at 00h00, automatically excluding any further attempts.


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.


What are the conditions?

Salary and benefits:

  • Monthly Salary 2.726€ (14 times per year)
  • Annual Salary 38.184
  • 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
  • 2 weeks of paid artistic leave per year
  • Car park