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 Chief Conductor is Kirill Karabits; Leader Amyn Merchant.

Auditions will be held in Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts, on 3 and 12 June.

Audition repertoire:

  • a movement (including cadenza, if appropriate) from a major viola concerto (i.e.: Bartok, Walton or Hindemith) – please note that Stamitz or Hoffmeister are also acceptable, but not Telemann
  • a contrasting piece of your choice
  • Excerpts will be sent to candidates who are invited to audition
  • Sight-reading may be given

Closing Date for applications: Friday 5 April 2024

Please email your completed application form to Emma Fisher: