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Vacancy: Orchestra musician – timpanist with a duty to play percussion instruments

The Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra (NOSPR) is a leading Polish orchestra and one of the country’s most significant cultural institutions. Through its live performances, publications, and educational activity, NOSPR has been shaping the main stream of Polish musical culture for 85 years now.

Since 2018, NOSPR has been member of the ECHO (European Concert Hall Organisation), bringing together Europe’s 22 finest concert halls.

NOSPR is a co-organiser of the Festival of Premieres, the Katowice Culture Nature Festival, the Music+Science Festival, and the Karol Szymanowski International Music Competition.

The world of culture and the arts is currently undergoing a deep transformation, largely resulting from the experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic. At NOSPR, we have been following the changes carefully, but we are not satisfied with the part of observers only. We have been working within the finest traditions of the musical world, simultaneously believing that it is our mission to initiate changes, work out new solutions for the sector of culture, and to discover new paths of interacting with our audiences.


The auditions will take place on 30 November 2022 at 2 p.m. at the seat of NOSPR in Katowice, plac Wojciecha Kilara 1

Apply via email:

An application must contain a CV complete with a description of the candidate’s artistic achievements.

The candidate must indicate whether they will require NOSPR’s accompaniment. 

Only selected candidates will be invited to participate in the auditions. 

Orchestra parts will be provided to the persons selected for the competition a month prior to the auditions

Mandatory pieces:

1st STAGE:

F.Krueger – Etude No 45,

L. van Beethoven – Symphony No 9, 1st movement,

P. Tchaikovsky – Symphony No 4 , 1st movement,

J. Williams – Star Wars, Main Title,

G. Mahler – Symphony No 7, 5th movement

B. Bartok – Concerto for orchestra , 4th movement

2nd STAGE:

L. van Beethoven – Symphony No 9, 2nd and 4th movement,

J. Brahms – Symphony No 4, 1st and 3rd movement,

G. Mahler – Symphony No 5, 1st and 5th movement,

W.A. Mozart – Die Zauberflöte, Overture (baroque timpani),

W. Kilar – Pan Tadeusz,

R. Strauss – Burlesque in D minor, Allegro vivace,

I. Stravinsky – The Rite of Spring,

R. Strauss – Der Rosenkavalier, 3rd Act from 246-256,

Snare drum

 A. J. Cirone – Portraits in Rhythm – et. 10


G. Gershwin – Porgy and Bess,

Marimba or Vibraphone – a piece of the candidate’s choice, no longer than 5 minutes

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