Principal Cello (core position)

Toronto ON
Posted 4 months ago

TAFELMUSIK BAROQUE ORCHESTRA
Elisa Citterio, MUSIC DIRECTOR
Announces the following audition:

Principal Cello (core position)

International Auditions will be held on May 14 and 15, 2019
at Trinity St. Paul’s Centre in Toronto.

Position to commence: January 2020, or at the candidate’s earliest availability

Tafelmusik’s Principal Cello is a solo chair position, and plays a principal role in Tafelmusik’s continuo section.

Candidates must have extensive experience performing on period instruments and excel in historical performance practice from the early baroque to romantic periods. It is expected that all candidates will use historically appropriate instruments and bows. The pitch for the audition is A=415.

Highly-qualified applicants should submit the following required materials to Mara Brown, Senior Operations Manager (auditions@tafelmusik.org), no later than January 11, 2019:
– Fully Completed Application Form (see attached)
– Professional CV/Resumé
– Live, Unedited Digital Recordings (see repertoire requirements on next page)

All applicants will be contacted by e-mail.

Tafelmusik is a per-service orchestra that records and tours internationally from six to eight weeks annually, in addition to approximately 30 weeks of mainstage performances in Toronto, including programs performed from memory, artist training, educational and outreach activities, and chamber music. Annual contract income ranges from CAD $46,000–51,000, depending on season activities. The musicians of Tafelmusik are independent contractors and members of the American Federation of Musicians, Local 149. Benefits: AFM-EPW 11%, sick leave (based on years of service). Core members of Tafelmusik are offered first right of refusal and a service guarantee following an initial two-year probationary period.

THE AUDITION COMMITTEE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DISMISS ANY CANDIDATE NOT MEETING THE HIGHEST PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS AT THESE AUDITIONS.

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