Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra is seeking applications from highly qualified candidates for the position of Principal Horn.

This is a full-time, contract position.

Based in Poole, Dorset, the BSO perform extensively across the south and south-west of England, nationally and internationally, and deliver an extensive range of education and community work, through its award-winning Participate department.

The Orchestra’s Principal Conductor is Kirill Karabits; Leader Amyn Merchant.

Auditions will be held at the BSO’s home base, Poole Lighthouse in late June / early July. Check back here for the audition dates, which are currently being finalised.

Audition repertoire:

  • Strauss Horn Concerto 1 or 2 – first movement
  • Mozart Horn Concerto 2 or 4 – first movement
  • Excerpts will be sent to candidates who are invited to audition
  • Sight-reading may be given


Closing Date for applications: Monday 1 May

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Please email your completed application form to Emma Fisher: