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Competition for the position of: orchestra musician tutti - percussion instruments

The Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra is a leader among Polish orchestras and one of the most important institutions of culture in the country. For over 85 years, it has been contributing to the main currents of Polish musical culture with its concerts, publications, and educational activity.

The orchestra regularly performs with the greatest musicians in the world, and its spectacular seat is a place admired by audiences and artists alike. Since April 2018, NOSPR has been a member of the ECHO, an organisation bringing together 22 Europe’s finest concert halls.

At NOSPR, we continue the best traditions in the world of music, simultaneously creating new formats of artistic events and seeking new ways of interacting with audiences. We are co-organisers of the Katowice Culture Nature Festival, The Festival of Premieres and the Music+Science Festival, as well as the Karol Szymanowski International Music Competition.

We are continuously evolving and developing, which is why we are seeking an employee to join our team in the position of:


The auditions will take place on 03.06.2024 at 14:00 at the seat of NOSPR in Katowice, plac Wojciecha Kilara 1.

Please submit your applications by post, addressed NOSPR, Plac W. Kilara 1, 40-202 Katowice, with the note “do Działu Personalnego” on the envelope; or by email: by 18.04.2024. Please title your email as follows: „Muzyk Orkiestrowy Tutti Perkusja”.

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

The candidate must indicate whether they will require a NOSPR-provided accompanist.

Only selected candidates will be invited to participate in the auditions. They will be informed about participation in the auditions no later than on 03.05.2024.

1st STAGE:

  1. Snare drum: W.J. Schinstine – Recital Suite for solo snare drum Mvt. I “Anticipation”
  2. Xylophone: J. Delecluse – „Twenty Studies for Xylophone” et. 14
  3. Marimba: E. Sammut – Rotation 4
  4. Vibraphone: M. Glentworth – Broken Silence
  5. Multi-percussion set: W. Kraft – „French Suite” – Gigue

2nd STAGE:

Snare drum:

  • Nielsen – Clarinet Concerto (28-32)
  • S. Prokofiev – LT. Kije Suite (Mvt. I complete)
  • M. Ravel – Bolero (bars 1-20)
  • M. Rimsky-Korsakov – Scheherazade (Mvt. III complete)


  • B.Britten – Peter Grimes Four Sea Interludes (Mvt. IV 10-11) – Etude no. 11


  • P. Tschaikovsky – Romeo and Juliet (complete)
  • P. Tschaikovsky – Symphony No. 4 (Mvt. IV bar 249-end)

Bass drum:

  • J. Stravinsky – The Rite of Spring (part I No. 72-74)


  • G. Bizet – Carmen Suite No. 2: Danse Boheme (H-2 after I)


  • E.P. Salonen – „L.A. Variations” (N to bar 3 in O)A. Lasoń – Harmonium Mvt. III (bars 380-413)


  • L. Bernstein – „West Side Story” (bars 582-588; 620-637; 701-704)
  • J. Williams – „Catch me if you can” Mvt. III (bars 126-175)


  • P. Dukas – „The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” (No 17-20; 22-24; 52;53
  • E.P. Salonen – „La Variations” (D1-F1)


  • G. Gershwin – „Porgy and Bess” Introduction (bars 3-17)
  • O. Messiaen – „Oiseaux Exotiques” (No 6-7; 1 after 28-30)

Sheet music for the selected orchestra fragments will be emailed to persons qualified for the auditions on 03.05.2024.

Please add the following to your CV: Pursuant to art. 6(1)(a) of the General Data Protection Regulation of 27th April 2016 (EU Official Journal L 119 of 04.05.2016), I hereby consent to my personal data, exceeding that resulting from art. 221 of the Labour Code, included in the application sent by me, being processed by NOSPR for the purposes of the recruitment process.

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