CO-PRINCIPAL CLARINET

Estonian National Symphony Orchestra (ERSO) announces audition for

  • CO-PRINCIPAL CLARINET (French system)
    (The role will also involve playing on E flat clarinet. Full-time, monthly remuneration 1606 euros gross, commencing September, 2021).

The audition will be held in two rounds – a video audition round and a stage audition round.

To apply, please send your application and CV (no official application forms are provided) to audition@erso.ee, with a quoting reference “Clarinet”,  by July 20th, 2021 at the latest, along with

  1. a link to one uncut video recording* where you perform, with piano accompaniment, 1st mvt. exposition and 2nd mvt bar 1-24 from Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in A major, K 622;
  2. a link to one uncut video recording* where you perform, in order of choice:
  • Beethoven. Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93: 3rd mvt. bar 45 to the end,
  • Shostakovich. Symphony No. 9 in E flat major Op. 70: 3rd mvt. bars 1-17,
  • Berlioz. Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14: 5th mvt. bars 40-78.

Invitations and link to orchestral excerpts for the stage audition will be sent to selected candidates by August 9th the latest, after the initial review of the sent videos by the audition committee.

The stage audition will be held on August 30th 2021 at 14:30 at the Estonia Concert Hall.

 Repertoire for the stage audition:
I round

  • Mozart. Clarinet Concerto in A major K 622: 1st mvt. and 2nd mvt.
  • Orchestral excerpts**

II round

  • Molter. Clarinet Concerto No. 1 in A major: 1st mvt. and 2nd mvt. (piano accompaniment will be transposed for E flat clarinet)
  • Orchestral excerpts **

III round

  • Orchestral excerpts **

The stage audition will take place during the course of one day. Only live performances are possible. ERSO will not supply participants with visa invitations and will not reimburse travelling nor possible quarantine costs incurred by competitors.


* All required music can be recorded in one take.
** Orchestral excerpts and solos are available on our website under the audition announcement: those for the video round immediately and those for the stage round by August 9th.


e-mail: audition@erso.ee
phone: +372 6 147 787
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Estonia Ave. 4, 10148 Tallinn
ESTONIA