Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra is seeking applications from suitably qualified candidates for the above position.

This is a full-time, contract position. Annual salary: £32,684

Based in Poole, Dorset, BSO performs extensively across the south and south-west of England, nationally and internationally, and delivers 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.

Single round unaccompanied auditions will be held in Bournemouth on the following dates:

  • Thursday 22 September
  • Monday 26 September


Audition requirements:

  • a movement (including cadenza, if appropriate) from a major viola concerto (i.e.: Bartok, Walton or Hindemith), but not Telemann
  • a movement from Stamitz or Hoffmeister
  • orchestral excerpts will be sent to those musicians invited to audition
  • sight-reading may be given


Closing Date for applications: Wednesday 13 July

Please note: We are only able to accept applications from candidates who are eligible to live and work in the UK at the time of application. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct documentation, including proof of Settled Status, or visa if applicable. These documents should be submitted with your application.


Please email your completed application form to Emma Fisher:

Direct line: 01202 644709