Estonian National Symphony Orchestra announces an audition for

(full-time, monthly remuneration €1638 gross).

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, with a quoting reference “Cello co-principal”,  by August 1st, 2022 at the latest, along with:

  • ­ a link to one uncut video recording* where you perform Beethoven Symphony No. 5: 3rd mvt , from the beginning until bar 79 and bars 141-218 (the marked excerpts from the provided audition repertoire on our website**);
  • ­ a link to one uncut video recording* where you perform a cello solo from Rossini Ouverture to Guillaume Tell. Excerpt 1: from the beginning until Allegro 5**;
  • ­ a link to one uncut video recording* where you perform a short piece of your own choice (accompaniment permitted).

The stage audition will be held on September 9th 2022 at 14:30 at the Estonia Concert Hall.
Invitations to the stage audition will be sent to selected candidates by August 8th the latest, after the initial review of the sent videos by the audition committee.

Repertoire for the stage audition:


  • Franz Joseph Haydn. Cello Concerto No. 2, Hob. VIIb:2 (cadenza at competitor’s own choice)
  • ­cello solos**.



  • a romantic cello concerto at competitor’s own choice
  • orchestral excerpts and cello solos**.

The stage audition will take place during the course of one day. Only live performances are possible. ENSO will not supply participants with visa invitations and will not pay 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 for the video round immediately and for the stage round starting from August 26th.