Oboe Audition

Af Pia Jørs - den

Esbjerg Ensemble invites applications for the position of Oboe

Esbjerg Ensemble, known for its innovative and versatile programming performs classical chamber music with an uncompromising sense of quality. The Ensemble currently consists of ten passionate and expressive musicians from around the world, all selected for their unique qualities comprising of wind quintet, string quartet and percussion. Guest musicians for piano and double-bass are invited for programmes that require an extended ensemble. 

On Saturday, 18th March 2017 we will be holding an audition for the oboe position. The position is full-time, and the successful candidate will be required to start on 1st August 2017, or otherwise as mutually agreed.

Repertoire for audition:

First Round:
Mozart: Oboe Concerto in C Major, KV314 in C major; 1st and 2nd movement with cadenzas
Henri Dutilleux: Sonata for Oboe and Piano; 1st and 2nd movement (Edition Leduc)

Second Round:
Carl Nielsen: Wind Quintet Op. 43;
1st movement Allegro ben moderato
3rd movement Preludium, Adagio and the first 16 bars of Tema con variation, Un poco andantino on English Horn

Third Round
Mozart: Oboe Quartet in F Major No. 30, KV370
Sergei Prokofiev: “Trapeze” for oboe, clarinet, violin, viola, double-bass; 1st movement

An accompanist will be available for the first round and the following rounds will include participation with Esbjerg Ensemble’s members. Chamber music repertoire are sent upon request. Travel and accommodation are to be covered by the applicant. Esbjerg Ensemble reserves the right to hold the audition for a number of invited applicants.

Starting salary of around DKK 325.000 per year + pension, incremental according to employment experience. The first year of employment will be probationary. Working conditions according to agreement between the Danish Musicians Union and Association of Danish Regional Orchestras. It is mandatory for non EU-citizens that residence and work permits are obtained by the time of employment in Denmark.

Esbjerg Ensemble
Norgesgade 19
DK-6700 Esbjerg
Mail: piajors@esbjergensemble.com 

Application, CV and please include a text detailing chamber music experience and your own personal
motivation for applying should be sent to Esbjerg Ensemble by Friday 10th March 2017.