Principal VIOLA (alt.), Bodø

The Arctic Philharmonic has a full-time permanent position open as a Principal Viola (alt.) with work-base Bodø.

The Arctic Philharmonic is an expanding orchestra. Today, the group of musicians in Bodø is a Sinfonietta of 15 musicians with one musician on each part. However, a significant part of productions are co-productions together with the group of musicians residing in Tromsø. During co-productions, the section leader viola in Bodø alternates with the section leaders on viola residing in Tromsø. A typical season covers a broad range of repertoire, including chamber music, contemporary music, symphonic repertoire, ballet and opera. Read more about the Arctic Philharmonic’s structure HERE.

Desired qualifications: 
High artistic level.
Flexible, with interest for different music styles.
Excellent cooperation skills and leadership skills.
Can identify with our core values.
Work language is Norwegian. The orchestra can offer some reimbursement for language lessons.

Salary: Remuneration is in accordance with CREO’s prevailing remuneration scale for Arctic Philharmonic.
Sector: Public
Type of enterprise: Institution
Type of position: Permanent, 100%.
Place of work: Bodø (with obligation to tour)

Application procedure:
Applications are to be sent to and must include CV with references.

Deadline for applications: 30th of March 2020
Selected candidates will be invited to audition.

Audition (by invitation): 22nd of May 2020 in Bodø.
Audition repertoire:
– Stamitz: Viola Concerto in D-major Op.1 or Hoffmeister: Viola Concerto in D-major (both Concertos: with cadenza)
– Bartók: Viola Concerto 1. mov. or Walton: Viola Concerto

The audition repertoire will also include prepared orchestra excerpts and chamber music (will be available for download here soon).
Candidates that reach the final round of the audition will be offered reimbursements for travel costs up to a total of NOK 2000,- on presentation of receipts.

Finalists should anticipate to play some weeks in the orchestra as a part of an extended audition (remunerated as freelance commission).

Questions about the position: Orchestra Director Geir Nordeng (

Our lists of applicants remain public information, and names of applicants may be released to the media.

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