Pianist, The Royal Ballet

The Royal Opera House aims to enrich people`s lives through opera and ballet. Home to two of the world`s great artistic companies - The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet, performing with the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - the organization seeks to be accessible and engaging, to develop audiences across the UK and to break new ground in the presentation of lyric theatre. Last year we staged 519 performances, performing to 1.5 million people at our home theatre and in cinemas, with 44% of the tickets sold costing less than £50.

The Royal Ballet, one of the leading classical ballet companies in the world, is seeking to appoint a Pianist to join the Music staff, during the current season.

Reporting to the Head of Music, the pianist will be required to play for class and rehearsal, as scheduled, with opportunities to play for occasional performances.

The ideal candidate will be a highly experienced and professional team player with these qualities:

  • A high level of pianism and general musicianship, and a good understanding of the dance-music relationship
  • Substantial experience of playing for professional ballet class and rehearsal
  • A broad knowledge of the classical ballet repertoire
  • Ability to respond in a positive way to feedback and direction
  • Demonstrated capacity for effective teamwork and harmonious working relationships at all levels
  • The ability to perform Concertos and Solo Piano works in performance

We actively encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds and value the positive impact difference has on our teams.

A full job description is available below. To apply, please scroll to the bottom of the page and click on `Apply Now`. For queries please contact the Human Resources Department at hr.recruitment@roh.org.uk or 0207 212 9303 and you can also contact us if you have any access needs for making an application.

Closing Date for applications: 8.00am, Thursday 29 September 2016

Auditions will be held from week of 10 October 2016

Applicants must have work authorisation for the UK.

Pianist,TheRoyalBalletSep16.pdf (PDF)

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