Second violin tutti (50%) - Netherlands Chamber Orchestra

Second violin tutti (50%) - Netherlands Chamber Orchestra

Auditions: October 16, 2020

Netherlands Chamber Orchestra

The Netherlands Chamber Orchestra is a unique orchestra: it has a concert series at the Royal Concertgebouw and is the principal partner of Dutch National Opera. In addition, the orchestra receives invitations to play on stages both in the Netherlands and abroad. At concert productions the orchestra usually works without a conductor and is then led by musical leader Gordan Nikolińá. The repertoire covers baroque to contemporary. This diversity in repertoire requires flexibility and curiosity from musicians to be able to play various compositions at the highest level. The Netherlands Chamber Orchestra is an inspired collective with an expressive way of playing. The orchestra creates unique interpretations through its core values: intensive teamwork and open communication. The Netherlands Chamber Orchestra is, along with the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, part of Stichting Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest. 


We are looking for a versatile colleague who ensures excellent performances on (inter)national concert stages and at the opera whilst mastering a broad repertory. You have a professional and flexible work ethic and radiate enthusiasm on every stage. As a member of the orchestra, you will also contribute to our educational projects and social activities. Foreign colleagues are expected to become proficient in the Dutch language within a short timeframe. Besides a colleague with talent for interplay and good communicative skills, we are also looking for a musician who possesses good chamber music skills and has the experience for this specific function.  

String players have a permanent position with one of the two orchestras. This vacancy is for a position in the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra. In the interest of the organization, you can occasionally be required to play with the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra.  


The selection consists of two parts. The artistic selection takes place through the audition. Secondly an interview takes place regarding the candidate’s affinity with the NedPhO|NKO to establish whether knowledge, skills and personality match the demands of the job. Based on this, a recommendation will be made to the management. 

Obligatory works

Download the repertoire and obligatory orchestra excerpts below.


We want everyone to enjoy classical music. This requires a diverse and inclusive organization: we subscribe the Code Diversiteit & Inclusie. We therefore invite all interested parties to respond. 


The Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra|The Netherlands Chamber Orchestra aims to work with musicians coming from the European Union including the UK, and with musicians already holding work and residence cards for The Netherlands.  


Application and job conditions 

Applying for this vacancy is only possible via the website of Muvac until the indicated closing date. 


For further information about the vacancy please contact Carolien Rijkmans (020-5217543 or 


The selection committee reserves the right to make a pre-selection based on written information. Date of commencement of employment for the mentioned position will be decided by mutual agreement. The salary is in accordance with the national regulations of Dutch Orchestras, which you can find on , the website of the association of Dutch Orchestras. 

Closing date

Application for this vacancy is closed.