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Hangzhou Philharmonic Orchestra Recruitment

Hangzhou,a world-famous tourist destinationand one of China’s first-tier cities, features advanced economy and culture. Founded in 2009, Hangzhou Philharmonic Orchestra has established itself as one of themost promising and exuberant orchestras in China.Muscial American said in 2016,“Established only seven years ago,HPO is by now one of the first-class orchestras in China.” For further development, HPO invites outstanding instrument playersaround the world to join.


I. Job Title (full-time) 

1. Strings

Assistant Concertmaster Associate  Principal Viola

Principal Bass Associate Principal Bass Violin PlayerViola Player

Cello PlayerBass Player

2.WoodWinds ,Brass and Percussions

Principal French Horn Associate  Principal Oboe

AssociatePrincipal Trumpet Associate Principal Trombone

Co-Associate Principal Timpani/TuttiPercussion (one position)

Flute Player

II. Qualifications and Requirements:

1. Applicants sgould be passionte and professiona;

2. Applicants shouldhave bachelor’s degree or above;

3. Applicants should speakfluent English; Applicants should be in good health. 

III. Application:

1. visit to download the application form and complete it;

2. send your materials, with the subject in the following form: “Your Name +The Position You Apply For”.The materials we require from you are as follows:

1) Application form;

2) Education certificates;

3)video of solo performance (we suggest you upload your video to Youku);

4) Honor certificates (if any).


16th May (Strings Woodwinds and Brass)

Place for audition: Manhattan School of Music.

Time forRegistration: 9:00AMStrings;1:00PMWoodwinds and Brass.

Registration room: Room 314, Beside Charles Myers Recital Hall.

Examination room: Charles Myers Recital Hall, Manhattan School of Music.

Waiting room: Room 314 & 315, Beside Charles Myers Recital Hall.


17th May (Percussions)

Time for audition: 9:00AM

Place for audition: Carroll Musical Instrument Rentals, LLC 625 West 55th Street (between 11th and 12th Avenues) 6th Floor, New York.


2. Content: Please visit tofind:

1) Solo (please choose from the solo repertoires assigned by HPO);

2) Orchestra excerpt.

V. Related Matters:

1. The employed willsign a contract with a half-year probation period with HPO.Applicantswhose nationality is Chinacan be listed in government affiliated institutionsstaffupon evaluation;

2. Monthly salary foraPrincipal isat least RMB 20,000 Yuan (pre-tax); monthly salary foranAssistant Principal isat least RMB 15,000 Yuan (pre-tax); salary foraplayer at least RMB 10,000 Yuan (pre-tax);

3. AllHPOmembersenjoy paid holiday(at least 30 days) and a 13-month salary each year;

4. HPO willcover employees’ social insurances or commercial insurances in law.

VI. Consultation:

1.Librarian: 0086-0571-88808170


2.HR: 0086-0571-88808110



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Hangzhou Philharmonic Orchestra

February 9, 2017