Principal 2nd Violin (no.3, sitting no.2)


The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden


Music Director, Royal Opera: Antonio Pappano

Music Director, Royal Ballet: Koen Kessels

Concertmaster: Vasko Vassilev, Sergey Levitin


The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House is seeking to appoint to the position of:

Principal 2nd Violin (no.3, sitting no.2)

We invite applications from outstanding players with considerable recent relevant professional experience. The successful candidate will be a musician of the highest calibre who is self-motivated, reliable and versatile with the ability to work under pressure as part of an established team.


The terms and conditions of employment for this position offers a considerable amount of flexibility in workload and schedule.

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

The full job description is attached below.


Please note we will aim to contact shortlisted candidates by the end of Friday 10th June.


We intend to hold screened first round auditions in London on 24th, 26th and 27th June 2022.


First round audition requirements will be:

1.A Mozart Violin Concerto - First Movement Exposition (No cadenza)

2.Orchestral excerpts only as per enclosed PDF

We intend to hold second round auditions on 15th July 2022.


Second round audition requirements will be:

1.A Mozart Violin Concerto - First Movement Exposition (with cadenza)

2.1st movement of a romantic/20th century Concerto

3.Orchestral excerpts only as per enclosed PDF


The closing date for applications is: 5pm, Tuesday 7th June.


Should candidates who are shortlisted for trial work or offered permanent employment not have current UK work authorisation, ROH will provide support in obtaining the necessary permission to work depending on individual circumstances. Please contact us at the relevant point in the recruitment process if this applies to you.


If you have any questions regarding this position please e-mail Orchestra.Auditions@roh.org.uk.





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