Principal Bassoon

Application deadline is September 14th 2019.

Audition: November 18th 2019 in Konzerthaus, Berlin, Germany

Audition: November 18th 2019 in Konzerthaus, Berlin, Germany

Solo works: 


  1. Mozart: Bassoon concerto in Bb major, K.191, 1st and 2nd movements without cadenzas 
  2. Saint-Saëns: Bassoon sonata op. 168, 1st and 2nd movements


Orchestral excerpts will be available at least two weeks before the audition day. The excerpts will be sent to applicants by e-mail as well as information regarding the audition location.



Application deadline is September 14th 2019. Please send the application as well as a copy of diplomas and curriculum vitae as an attachment to An account of training and previous experience is required together with contact information.

Selected candidates will receive an invitation by e-mail shortly after the deadline as long as they have completed university level education in instrumental performance.  Application deadline may be extended. All applications will be answered.


About the position

The vacant position is a full-time Principal Bassoon in the Iceland Symphony Orchestra from March 2020. Salary and benefits are subject to wage agreements between the association of ISO players and the Ministry of Finance. Individuals from outside EES need to apply for a work permit which is subject to approval by FÍH (Association of Icelandic Musicians) and Directorate of Immigration.


For further information please contact Human Resource Director, c/o Una Eythorsdottir (, tel. (+354) 898 5017.