Vienna Opera seeks concertmaster. Women may apply

Vienna Opera seeks concertmaster. Women may apply


norman lebrecht

September 13, 2014


Im Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper (Wiener Philharmoniker) ist folgende Stelle vakant:

Konzertmeister / Konzertmeisterin

Probespieltermin: Ende November 2014
Einsendeschluss: 30. September 2014

Bewerbungen mit Lebenslauf und Foto sowie
 Angaben über die musikalische Ausbildung und
 bisherige künstlerische Tätigkeit, richten Sie 
an die unten angeführte Adresse.

Die Wiener Staatsoper strebt die Erhöhung
des Frauenanteils an und fordert daher qualifizierte
Frauen ausdrücklich auf, sich zu bewerben.
Wir behalten uns das Recht vor, eine erste Auswahl
anhand der Bewerbungen zu treffen.

Orchesterinspektion der
 Wiener Staatsoper
Opernring 2

Postfach 194
A-1015 Wien

vienna state-opera-house-the





  • newyorker says:

    I know that attaching a photo to a resume is standard practice in Austrian business dealings, but in this case it sure seems unnecessary and problematic.

  • Max Grimm says:

    Norman, the first part of the last paragraph reads: “The Vienna State Opera aims to increase the number of women [in the orchestra] and therefore expressly requests qualified women to apply”.
    Not quite the same as “Women may apply”.

  • Lisa Fogler says:

    Norman, are you referring the the Vienna State Opera Orchestra? You seem to be unaware that one of their concertmasters, since 2008, is a woman. Her name is Albena Danailova. this is not a news flash. And that women can apply is not a news flash either. Women have been able “to apply” for years now. As far as the article is concerned, I’m not sure why you didn’t translate it into English since this is not a German speaking blog, so I’ll just stick with the sensationalist title.

  • David Pickett says:

    The Staatsoper appears to be bulging at the seams in the picture above. Perhaps it is already filled to capacity. 🙂