The Orchestra

 Orchestra & Academy vacancies 

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


2 violins, tutti - part-time 50%
auditons August 27 2018 at 2pm
apply here, online by August 5
Audition repertoire  (there is music available in this link for the first three sections of music listed under the compulsory piece)

Please note: for legal reasons we are only able to employ applicants who graduated not longer than 18 months ago, and have not held a post as an orchestral musician for a period exceeding three months. It is not possible to refund any travel costs. Invitations to audition (or not) will be sent out during the week of August 13th)


one first violin, 2nd desk
(auditions November 10 2018)
Apply online, here by September 29

one second violin, 2nd desk
(audition date not fixed)
Apply online, here by September 7

one principal cello
(audition date not fixed)
Apply online, here

one double bass (solo)
(auditions December 13 2018)
Apply online, here by November 1

one piccolo (and flute)
(audition date not fixed)
Apply online, here by September 13

one principal bassoon
(audition date not fixed)
Apply online, here

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...


Has a vacancy for a harpist during the 2018/19 season - 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.