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Open vacancy: Violin II soloist! - APPLICATION TIME CLOSED

Artistic Director John Storgårds
Principal Guest Conductor Olli Mustonen

Lapland Chamber Orchestra announces open vacancy for 2nd violin soloist.

2nd violin soloist is the leader of the 2nd violin section.

We seek an excellent violinist with experience of chamber music and orchestral work, including readiness to perform also soloist material. Good co-operation and communication skills are required. The job includes travelling and variying work schedules.

We offer an outstanding work environment and colleagues, own rehearsal room, and a versatile repertoire from chamber music to the grand pieces of orchestral literature. Our venues range from Lapland to other places in Finland and abroad.

Closing date for applications is Friday 10th November at 3 pm. 

Applications must be sent to Lapland Chamber Orchestra, Korundi House, Lapinkävijäntie 4, 96100 Rovaniemi, Finland or
by email to

Personal contact details and CV must be included in the application. Applicants are also required to mention if the orchestra's pianist is needed.

Kindly note that the orchestra may interview the applicant.

Audition requirements

W. A. Mozart: Violin Concerto no 3 G major KV 216 OR no 4 D major KV 218 OR no 5 A major KV 219: 1. movement with cadenza and 2. movement without cadenza.

The audition excerpts will be sent via e-link once the application is received.

The audition is held on Saturday 2nd December 2023 at Lapland Music Institute hall

add. Jorma Eton tie 8.

Post commencing in the beginning of 2024 or based on an agreement. There is a trial period of six months for the post. The chosen candidate must present a medical certificate.

Further enquiries:
Inka Puhakka, general manager
phone +358 (0)400 764 469, e-mail


The Lapland Chamber Orchestra – Rovaniemi City Orchestra is the northern­most professional chamber orchestra in Finland and indeed in the entire EU. The orchestra has 18 full-time members and its Artistic Director is conductor John Storgårds. The orchestra’s Principal Guest Conductor is pianist, conductor and composer Olli Mustonen.

Based at Korundi House of Culture in Rovaniemi, the orchestra is a regional orchestra that regularly tours the Province of Lapland, but also performs elsewhere in Finland and along the Cap of the North. The work and recordings of the Lapland Chamber Orchestra have gained recognition. For example, the orchestra’s recording of the Chamber Symphonies of Vagn Holmboe received rave reviews and was a nominee for the 2013 Gramophone Award. The recording of Kalevi Aho’s concertos for theremin and horn, in turn, received the distinguished German ECHO Klassik award in 2015. The latest release of Hans Abrahamsen’s Schnee was nomineed for the 2022 Gramophone Award finalist and ICMA 2022 Award and won Finnish Classical Emma Award 2022.