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We announce a vacancy for
Principal keyboard player

Lapland Chamber Orchestra
Artistic Director John Storgårds

We seek an excellent pianist / keyboard player 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.

The invites to the audition are based on applications. 

Closing date for applications is Friday 19th May at 4 pm. Applications must be sent to Lapland Chamber Orchestra, Korundi House, Lapinkävijäntie 4, 96100 Rovaniemi, Finland or by email to

Personal contact details and work experience should be included in the application. Kindly note that the orchestra may interview the applicant.

We announce the applicants and the full programme of the audition by the 1st of June 2023. The audition is held on Saturday 26th August 2023 at Korundi Culture House beginning at 9 am.

Post commencing 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.