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2nd Bassoon/Contrabassoon

Available position: 2nd Bassoon/Contrabassoon, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. Starting date: 1 July 2022.

The first round is pre-recorded. Please submit a video containing the pieces and excerpts detailed below, latest October 13, 2021, using the application link further down.

We kindly ask you to record the concerto and excerpts all in one take and in the order detailed below. The concerto should be recorded without a piano and without cadenza. Please submit the video as a streamable link (using YouTube or Google Drive, for example). We do not accept videos sent as downloadable links, such as Sprend or WeTransfer.

Works to be recorded:

    1. Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
      Bassoon Concerto Mvt. I up until the recapitulation without cadenza, on bassoon
    2. Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
      Marriage of Figaroro, Overture, bars 1-7, 101-123, 133-145, 156-164, 214-220, 229-236, 274-278, bsn 1
    3. Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
      Bassoon Concerto Mvt. II up until the recapitulation without cadenza, on contrabassoon
    4. Beethoven, Ludwig van
      Symphony No.5, Mvt. IV, bars 25-63, 72-91 (without repeats), contrabassoon

For excerpts and detailed instructions, please see this PDF (opens in new window).

Applicants who pass the first round will be invited to the live in-person round at Konserthuset Stockholm December 2 and 3. You will be notified whether you have proceeded to the next round around October 25 along with the repertoire list for the later rounds. Applicants should also be prepared for an orchestral- and ensemble test during a later round.

The contrabassoon of the orchestra (a Heckel) will be available for practice from October 1. For questions regarding contrabassoon practice slots, excerpts, recordings or the audition in general, please contact

For other questions, please contact Anders Linder, Orchestra Manager, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra;

Please apply using the form below.


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