Vacancy: Concertmaster I


SSO is searching for an inspiring and enthusiastic concertmaster who identifies with our values; Open, present and engaged.

Application deadline: 15. December 2020

In addition to being an excellent player with deep knowledge of orchestra repertoire and fantastic abilities as a soloist, our new concertmaster must also cultivate outstanding leadership, pedagogic and communication skills, as the job involves giving direction, offering guidance, resolving problems, interpreting direction from the conductor for musicians, and vice versa.

The concertmaster will work closely with Andris Poga, our new chief conductor as well as the section leaders, principal musicians and the administrative management. The concertmaster we are looking for will be a unifying leader for the whole orchestra.

Program for auditions (with our pianist):

Mozart: any Violin concerto (free choice) 1. and 2. movement with cadenza and
1. movement with cadenza of a Violin Concerto by Beethoven, Brahms, Sibelius or Tchaikovsky.

Orchestra excerpts:
Strauss: Morgen
Strauss: Ein Heldenleben
Bach: From Weihnachtsoratorium, Schliesse, mein Herze
Rimsky-Korsakov: Sheherazade
Shostakovich: 5. Symphony, from 2nd movement
Brahms: 1. Symphony
Dvorak: 8. Symphony
Ravel: Ma mere l`Oye , last movement
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, no. 4 scene
Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet, Act 3 Aubade
Beethoven: Missa Solemnis
Strauss: Don Juan
Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra
Mozart: Symphony 39, 4th movement
Shostakovich: 5. Symphony, from 9 to 12
Mahler: 5. Symphony 1st movement. from 4 to 6
Mahler: 10. Symphony from bar 154 to 172

Download orchestra excerpts here.


Audition for invited candidates in Stavanger konserthus will be announced later due to the corona situation.


We require applicants to submit a video recording of the first movement of a Mozart concerto of choice.
We adhere to the authorities’ advice and orders regarding Corona and if necessary we will postpone the audition.

For more information and application: