Performance Job

The Hague, Netherlands
Posted: 17 Jul 2020
Residentie Orkest The Hague

Residentie Orkest The Hague

Principal Trumpet (65-75%)

The position
The position of Principal Trumpet involves playing prominent and often soloistic 1st trumpet parts in symphonic repertoire. You will also be adaptable for educational and social activities and stage performances in smaller settings.
Section principals are also expected to make a contribution towards the orchestral organisation in general, which includes sitting on audition panels, promoting a fruitful collaboration among colleagues, leading the section and acting as a discussion partner with management in relation to artistic or personnel issues concerning either the section or the orchestra as a whole.

Requirements for the position
It goes without saying that you will be a distinguished trumpet player and that you can be a dazzling performer under pressure, which may sometimes be intense. You must combine artistic vigour with a unique personality, and be able to get along with and inspire your colleagues. We ask for an open attitude towards authentic performance styles as well as contemporary music. You must enjoy and value working on educational and social activities in ensemble productions alongside your performances on stage, and you will be able to show that you are involved with the organisation.

Applications and procedure
Please submit your application no later than 1 December 2020, using a fully completed application form, for which you can find the template on our website at
There is no need to re-apply if you already applied for this position back in the first half of 2020 and received a message to the effect that your audition had been postponed.
The auditions will be held on Tuesday 19 January 2021 (pre-selection and first round) and Wednesday 20 January 2021 (final round).

Compulsory repertoire:
- Haydn, Trumpet Concerto, 1st movement up to the recapitulation;
- Tomasi, Trumpet Concerto up to the cadenza;
- possibly a further chamber music piece, yet to be determined, in which yo
Closing date: 01 Dec 2020
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Princ. Trumpet: postion, requirements, procedure (docx)
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