Principal 2nd Violin

Principal 2nd Violin

We are seeking a principal Violin II for the Göteborg Opera Orchestra. The position will be available from 1 August 2017, with the usual 1 year probation period.

The deadline for application is 1 May 2017.


Mats Bäcker

The Göteborg Opera’s vision is to become one of the leading opera houses in Northern Europe. A modern and innovative opera house that distinguishes itself with professionalism and commitment to the arts. We have a broad repertoire of opera, dance, musicals and concerts, and are an important player in the development of the region. GöteborgsOperan AB is a state-owned company which employs around 500 people each year. In total around 300 shows are staged per year for around 250, 000 visitors to the Main Stage, the Small Stage and throughout the region. We have a turnover of around 380 million SEK of which around 30 % is from our own resources. The Göteborg Opera is a diverse workplace with roughly the same number of male and female employees. The orchestra has 86 members and their musical director is Henrik Schaefer.


The audition will be held on 7 & 8 may 2017.

Compulsory pieces:

  • Mozart: Violin Concerto 4 or 5, 1st and 2nd movement with cadenza
  • The whole first movement (with cadenza) from one of the following violin concertos: Brahms, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky or Sibelius.
  • Orchestra excerpts and an audition with the ensemble
    Download the excerpts as PDF

To apply

Deadline for application 1 May 2017.

Please note that you only have to fill in the sections for personal information, employment and education in the application.

Follow the link below to apply on our online recruitment system MyNetwork. Please note that this is the only way we accept applications.

Apply here

For more information

Jan Söderberg
Orchestra administration

Sabine Daniels
Union representative
0704-605 511

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