Residentie Orkest The Hague, one of the most innovative orchestras in the Netherlands, is more than ever before proving the importance of symphonic music for a large and wide audience, even in the 21st century. Since the summer of 2015, the orchestra has been giving concerts in the Zuiderstrandtheater and will be based in the new educational and cultural complex in the heart of The Hague from 2021. As well as the symphonic canon, the orchestra also regularly performs cross-over programmes at the Paard venue, which attract mainly students and young professionals. The orchestra appears in nearby cities such as Leiden and can be heard on many major concert platforms at home and abroad. The resident conductors at the moment are Jan Willem de Vriend (until the summer of 2019) and Nicholas Collon, who is the new principal conductor and artistic adviser from the summer of 2018. Richard Egarr will be the orchestra’s principal guest conductor from the summer of 2019.
Residentie Orkest The Hague maintains a prominent presence in the city, playing open air concerts and providing educational projects at innumerable schools. The orchestra is firmly involved in such important events as the annual Troonrede, or King’s Speech. The orchestra also celebrates major public holidays alongside the population of The Hague and surrounding area, with concerts at Christmas and New Year and on King’s Day. Collaborations with local and national partners such as the Dutch National Theatre, Festival Classique, Paard, Dutch National Opera, the Dutch National Opera Academy and the Saturday Matinee concert series are equally important.
Residentie Orkest The Hague’s ambitions are spearheaded by its educational policy. Every year, more than 30,000 school pupils get involved in the educational projects, putting the orchestra at the forefront of musical education in The Hague. The orchestra has developed an educational and outreach programme for all ages, providing a major contribution to social cohesion in the city.
Residentie Orkest The Hague has two immediate vacancies for
2nd violin tutti (75%)
As a tutti player in the 2nd violin section, you are one of the hardest workers in the orchestra, contributing to its colour. A new programme is prepared and performed each week. Your place within the section will rotate for each programme. You will also be adaptable for educational and social activities and stage performances in smaller settings.
Requirements for the position
It goes without saying that you will be a distinguished violinist. We ask for an open attitude towards authentic performance styles as well as contemporary music. You should find it enjoyable and important to cooperate in educational and social activities and projects, as well as ensemble work, in addition to your podium activities in the section. You must be a positive team player who can strike the right balance between individuality and sectional playing.
Applications and procedure
Please submit your application no later than 01 April 2019, in the format of a fully completed application form, for which you can find the template on our website at www.residentieorkest.nl/vacatures.
The auditions for this position will be held on Tuesday 7 May 2019 (pre-audition and first round, 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.) and Wednesday 8 May 2019 (final round, 1 p.m. until 5 p.m.) Compulsory works:
– Mozart: 1st movement, with cadenza, from either Violin Concerto 4 (KV 218) or 5 (KV 219);
– Choice of romantic concerto (1st movement with cadenza): Beethoven, Brahms, Tchaikowsky, Sibelius or Mendelssohn;
– orchestral parts yet to be determined.
The selection committee reserves the right to make a pre-selection from those submitting written applications. An application interview will be part of the selection process. You may obtain further information about the procedure by contacting Lorraine Décombe, administration assistant, at email@example.com or +31 (0)70 880 0224.
To be eligible for this position, you must hold a valid and unrestricted work and residence permit for the Netherlands if you are from a country outside the EU. We will ask for a Certificate of Conduct [Verklaring Omtrent Gedrag (VOG)] on making the appointment. You can find further information about Residentie Orkest The Hague on our website at www.residentieorkest.nl.