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2nd Violin Tutti, BBC Philharmonic

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Job Introduction

Second Violin Tutti, BBC Philharmonic


Job Introduction

Chief Conductor: Juanjo Mena

Principal Guest Conductor: John Storgårds

Composer in Association: Mark Simpson

Leader: Yuri Torchinsky 


The BBC Philharmonic…

 …is based at MediaCityUK, Salford Quays, and performs an annual season of concerts at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall, regular concerts in venues across the north of England and on international tours. The orchestra performs and records a wide range of repertoire, championing British composers, working with contemporary composers and with many artists across genres and styles as it explores and develops the role and versatility of the modern orchestra.


The BBC Philharmonic makes a number of appearances every BBC Proms season, and is currently playing a key role in the Ten Pieces schools programme. The majority of the orchestra’s concerts are broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and during the ‘Philharmonic Presents…’ series, it can be heard on all national BBC networks.  This reflects the collaborative and adventurous programming of the ensemble. A longstanding relationship with Chandos Records has seen more than 150 releases covering a diverse range of repertoire and several CD recordings each year.


The BBC Philharmonic is supported by Salford City Council, enabling the orchestra to build active links in the area through a busy learning and community programme. The orchestra works closely with the Greater Manchester Music Education Hub and the Royal Northern College of Music as well as other local and regional partners through its learning work. 

Role Responsibility

The BBC Philharmonic has a vacancy for a player who must be able to demonstrate the following essential criteria:


  • Excellent professional orchestral playing ability
  • Excellent sight reading skills and experience across a range of musical styles
  • Knowledge of the BBC Philharmonic repertoire

The Ideal Candidate

We would like you to have the ability to work collaboratively to inspire and contribute to performances that meet the highest musical standards. You will need good interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and develop harmonious working relationships with a diverse range of people.


For further information, please contact:


Closing date – 12th April 2017

Auditions – 19th and 20th May 2017


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Package Description

Continuing Contract



19th and 20th May 2017

Each day consists of two rounds:


  • 1st round 1st movement of a Mozart concerto + prepared excerpts
  • 2nd round 1st movement of a contrasting concerto + prepared excerpts


(NB:  If possible, please do not include photographs on your CV.)


About the Company

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below. You’ll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.

The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from under-represented groups.  We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.

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