The Orchestra

 Orchestra & Academy vacancies 

The Frankfurter Opern- und Museumsorchester, General Music Director Sebastian Weigle & Honorary Conductor Michael Gielen, are looking for

FROM AUGUST 17th 2017

one lead/solo cello - special contract
(Auditions November 29th 2017)
Apply online, here by October 18th

one bassoon
(Auditions October 11th 2017 )
Apply online, here by August 30th


one 1st lead violin
(Auditions November 11th 2017)
Apply online, here by September 30th


one 3rd /deputy 1st flute who also plays piccolo
(audition date not yet known)
Apply online, here

one trombone who also plays tenor trombone
(Auditions September 30th 2017)
Apply online, here by August 19th

one solo trumpet
(Auditions December 6th 2017)
Apply online, here by October 25th

lead double bass 
(Auditions November 9th 2017)
Apply online, here by September 28th

FROM AUGUST 13th 2018

one deputy lead viola
(Auditions November 8th 2017)
Apply online, here by September 27th

General information about applications:
Please fill out the relevant form and send your c.v. (without a covering letter, certificates, letters of recommendation, etc) in a PDF document no larger than 1 MB by email to:
You will be sent an email, ca. 4 weeks before the audition date, to let you know whether you can be heard or not. Please check your" Spam" mail...


There are 3 vacancies (viola, cello & double-bass) in the  Paul-Hindemith-Orchesterakademie from September 2017. Apply here.

Members of the acamedy get the chance to work with the orchestra, play chamber music, receive regular mental and audition training and individual tuition.
Successful applicants receive a grant of €900 a month. Period of study is 24 months.