Who wants to be a concertmaster?

May 26, 2017 by norman lebrecht


The current issue of Das Orchester magazine has advertisements for concertmaster vacancies in the following premier-league orchestras (most of which employ four leaders):

Berlin Staatskapelle

Bavarian Radio Symphony

Bavarian State Opera

Munich Philharmonic

Stuttgart Opera

Hamburg Opera

Frankfurt Radio

Saxon Staatskapelle

Berlin Konzerthaus Orch



DSO Berlin

Deutsche Oper Berlin

RSB Berlin

and more.

Go for it!


Comments (8)

  1. Qwerty1234 says:

    Staatskapelle Berlin was filled this week and many other german orchestras intentionally keep a seat open for any number of various reasons.

    1. norman lebrecht says:

      who got the job?

      1. qwerty1234 says:

        Jiyoon Lee.

        1. Max Grimm says:

          Qwerty, do you know if Yuki Manuela Janke is now a ‘proper’ member of the SKB? After leaving the Dresden, she joined the SKB as guest and I just recently noticed that the “(Gast)” behind her name has disappeared.

  2. Thomasina says:

    Sorry it’s off-topic but I thought there was a audition for principal double bass of LSO (in spring?). I searched for the result but I can’t find it…

    1. Anon. says:

      There’ll be a long period of trials before the position is filled.

    2. Max Grimm says:

      In addition to what ‘Anon.’ posted:

    3. Thomasina says:

      Thank you for your answers. Particularly the video was very interesting.

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