Violoncello (Principal) Vacancy for 1 (One) person - About TMSO

As of December 5, 2019

  • Qualification
    • Anyone who has the ability to be principal cello of a professional orchestra, regardless of age and nationality
  • Application
    • Resume (see screening below for details) must be received on or before 5:00pm Friday, May 15, 2020 either by post or brought in person to the TMSO management office.
      • The resume will be used solely for the purpose of the audition and will not be returned.
  • Screening
      1. Document screening
        *Resume
        Resume should include teachers and musical experiences with ID photo attached. ★Please download the resume form here.
        ★Results for the document screening will be sent off on Wednesday, June 3, 2020.
        Notification for 1st round audition schedule and orchestra excerpts will be mailed to successful applicants of the document screening.
      2. 1st round audition (held for successful applicants of the document screening)
        Wednesday, July 1, 2020.

          【Set Pieces】
          1. Haydn: Cello Concerto No. 2 in D major, Hob.VIIb-2, op.101
          1st movement with Cadenza (Cadenza is not specified)
          Edition: HENLE should be used
          2. Dvorak: Cello Concerto in B minor, op.104 (B.191)
          1st movement
          *Edition: not specified

          【Orchestra excerpts】

      3. 2nd round audition (held for successful applicants of the 1st round audition)
        Date of the 2nd round audition will be decided upon coordinating between the successful applicant/s and TMSO

      4.   【Set Pieces】
        1. Haydn: Cello Concerto No. 2 in D major, Hob.VIIb-2, op.101
        1st movement with Cadenza (Cadenza is not specified)
        Edition: HENLE should be used

        2. Dvorak: Cello Concerto in B minor, op.104 (B.191)
        1st movement
        *Edition: not specified

        【Orchestra excerpts】

      5. Aptitude evaluation for an orchestra player(held for successful applicants of the 2nd round audition)
        *To be engaged in the services of TMSO (In principle within 4 months period)
        *Fee is provided in accordance with TMSO regulation
  • Audition Venues

      2. 3. Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, TMSO rehearsal studio
      4. Respective concert halls where TMSO concerts are held

  • Notification for Results
    • Results for 1st round audition will be notified on Wednesday, July 1, 2020.
    • Results for 2nd round audition will be notified on the day of the audition.
    • Results for aptitude evaluation will be notified immediately after screening.
  • Interview
    • Held for applicants who passed the aptitude evaluation for an orchestra player.
  • Terms of employment
    • Salary will be on an annual salary scheme in accordance with the TMSO regulation.
      - 3 year contract with renewal.
      - No retirement allowance provided.
    • Commuting allowance, expenses for expendables, maintenance, and repairs of instruments are provided.
    • Social Insurance (health insurance, employees pension insurance, employment insurance) provided

    *For candidate who cannot begin work immediately because of being a student or for any other reasons may consult.

  • Others
    • Applicants should engage his/her own accompanist for the 1st Round Audition and 2nd Round Audition. (For applicants who have difficulties engaging his/her accompanist due to coming from abroad or outside of Tokyo, TMSO will arrange an accompanist. In such case, please contact below.
    • International flights, local transportation, accommodation are the responsibility of the applicant.
  • Mailing address and inquiries

    Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra
    Att. Violoncello (Principal) Audition
    Mr. Tateoka, Ms.Murata
    C/O Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
    5-45, Ueno-Koen, Taito-ku, Tokyo Japan 110-0007
    TEL: +81 3 3822 0728

    https://www.tmso.or.jp
    *Please state “Resume Enclosed” on the envelope when sending it by post.
    *For inquiries please email at: audition@tmso.or.jp

  • PDF

    Please download the resume.PDF(PDF)
    resume