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Artistic Director John Storgårds. 

Lapland Chamber Orchestra is the northernmost professional chamber orchestra in the European Union. The orchestra has 18 full time musicians and excellent facilities - the musicians each have their own practise room.

We currently have a vacancy for: 

Principal French horn

Post commencing 1st February 2023 or on an agreement.
Salary is in accordance with the collective agreement on wages and terms of employment.

Audition requirements:

  1. W. A. Mozart: Horn Concerto no. 4 E flat major (KV 495), 1. movement with cadenza
  2. R. Strauss: Horn Concerto no. 1 E flat major, op. 11, 1. movement
  3. Orchestral and chamber music excerpts

The first round of the audition will be by pre-selection video.

The audition for applicants chosen by pre-selection video is 14.1.2023 commencing 13:00 o’clock at House of Culture Korundi, Lapinkävijäntie 4, 96100, Rovaniemi.

Pre-selection video:

Applicants will be chosen to attend for audition based on a video recording.

The video must be attached to the application and applicants should perform Mozart’s Horn Concerto no. 4 in E flat major (KV 495) including cadenzas and with piano accompaniment.

The recording must be filmed with a single camera and both player and instrument must be visible throughout. Post-processing of sound and/or video is prohibited and the recording must be a single, uncut take. In the recording you should aim for high quality sound and image.

Do not send the video as an attachment but upload to an internet streaming service (eg Youtube). Link the video to your application. Check also that the video opens directly without the need for a password. If the applicant fails to attach video the application will not be valid and will not be considered.

Invitation to audition and orchestra and chamber music extracts will be sent by email after the closing date.

Audition date: Saturday 14 January 2023 at 1 p.m. in Korundi House of Culture, Lapinkävijäntie 4, 96100 Rovaniemi, Finland.

Closing date for applications: 9th December 2022 at 3 p.m. (1 p.m. GMT) to Lapland Chamber Orchestra, Lapinkävijäntie 4, 96100 Rovaniemi, Finland, or by e-mail to

Personal contact details, link to pre-selection video and education and work experience should be included in the application. Applicants are also requested to mention if the orchestra's pianist is required. Kindly note that the orchestra may interview the applicant.

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