Cello Tutti (80%) - Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra

Cello Tutti (80%) - Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra

Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra

The Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra is one of the most versatile orchestras in the Netherlands. It holds a tradition in perfoming the great symphonic works by Mahler, Bruckner and Strauss but also excels in early twentieth century music as well as contemporary music. The orchestra has its concert series in the famous Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. The orchestra is the primary partner of the Dutch National Opera and specialises in late romantic German repertoire by composers such as Wagner, Strauss and Korngold. With the appointment of Lorenzo Viotti in 2021 as chief conductor of the orchestra and the Dutch Opera, the orchestra has developped significantly. It received top reviews for the performance of new Puccini and Strauss productions and enjoyed sold out concert in Amsterdam attended by younger audiences than ever before. Last season the orchestra performed a succesfull concert tour with pianist Maria Joao Pires in Vienna, Paris, Dresden, Munich and Hamburg. The Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra is also known for its outreach and educational programmes making classical music accessible to everyone.


The Nederlands Philharmonic Orchestra is joined to the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra in one organization with a beautiful offices and rehearsal spaces in the eastern part of Amsterdam.


The Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra has a vacancy for:

Cello Tutti (80% to 85%)


(with the obligation to play on a lower seat)


Audition date:                                  April 2nd, 2024

Closing date for applications:        March 3rd, 2024              

Obligatory works:                           The repertoire and obligatory
                                                         orchestra excerpts will soon be
                                                         published on our website
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Location:                                          Amsterdam (East)



  • You are versatile and ensure excellent performances on (inter)national concert stages and at the opera whilst mastering a broad repertory;
  • This position is versatile. That requires a professional and flexible work ethic. Besides playing in the symphony orchestra and chamber orchestra, part of your yearly planned hours will involve playing in ensembles and educational/social projects;
  • You radiate enthusiasm on every stage;
  • As a member of the orchestra, you will also have a chance contribute to our educational projects and social activities;
  • All employees have a talent for harmonious teamwork and possess good communication skills;
  • All woodwinds are considered to play both in the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra and Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, according to the requirements of the operas or concert works to be performed.

Job conditions

Employment conditions:

  • A 1 year fixed-term employment contract with the intention of mutual satisfaction to be converted into an employment contract for an indefinite period;
  • Contract size is 80% to 85%;
  • Salary in accordance with the collective labor agreement for Dutch Orchestras, scale 1 (column 110%). The step depends on your years of experience in a professional orchestra;
  • Mandatory participation in the ABP pension fund;
  • Different fees according to collective labor agreement for Dutch Orchestras, which you can find on, the website of the association of Dutch Orchestras;
  • Date of commencement of employment for the mentioned position will be decided by mutual agreement.

Application and Selection

Please apply for this position on the website of Muvac.


Please make sure your application is complete, since we can only take fully complete applications in consideration. In Muvac you have the option to upload recent video material. This isn’t obligated, but we appreciate some recent videos of your own choice so we can get an impression on forehand.


The selection committee reserves the right to make a pre-selection based on written information.


Please note that the auditions are only open to EU citizens and citizens from Iceland, Switzerland, Norway and Liechtenstein, or other musicians already holding a non-temporary residence permit for the Netherlands with full work authorization.


We want everyone to enjoy classical music. This requires a diverse and inclusive organization: we subscribe the Code Diversiteit & Inclusie.