Position of a pianist with obligations to play celeste and keyboard.

Application deadline is April 11th. 2023.

Audition in May, 30th. 2023 at Harpa, Reykjavik, Iceland


Position of a pianist with obligations to play celeste and keyboard.

Audition in May, 30th. 2023 at Harpa, Reykjavik, Iceland

Solo work:

Piano Sonata by W. A. Mozart, (1st movement) í D major k 576, í C-minor k 457 or in F Major k 533/494.

Orchestral Excerpts from the follwing works:


Anna Thorvaldsdottir: Aeriality.

S. Prokofiefiev: Symphony no. 5.

D. Shostakovich: Symphony no. 5.

I. Stravinsky: Petrouchka.

I. Stravinsky: Symphony in three movements.


B. Bartok: Music for strings, Percussion and celeste.

P. Tsjaikovsky: The Nutcracker (Variation de-la Fée-Dragée, Apothéose and Finale).

J. Williams: Hedwig's Theme from Harry Potter Suite.

Chamber Music

J. Brahms: Piano Quintet in f-minor, op. 34, 1st movement: Allegro non troppo.

Orchestral excerpts, with indicated passasges to be played, will be sent by e-mail to applicants as soon as their application is approved, as well as further information regarding the audition location and timing.

Application deadline is April 11th. 2023. Please send the application as well as a copy of diplomas and curriculum vitae as an attachment to the Human Resource Manager, University level education in instrumental performance is required.

About the position

The vacant position is full-time principal pianist with obligations playing celeste and keyboard at Iceland Symphony Orchestra starting August 1st. 2023. 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 Association of Icelandic Musicians (FÍH) and Directorate of Immigration.

About the orchestra

Founded in 1950, the Iceland Symphony Orchestra is the national orchestra of Iceland. The Iceland Symphony Orchestra employs 87 full-time musicians. The orchestra has for years been at the forefront of orchestras in the Nordic countries and has received high praise in reviews for its recordings as well as concerts at home and abroad. The orchestra holds about 100 concerts every year, including subscription concerts with world-renowned conductors and soloists. We are also proud of our ambitious educational work. Each year thousands of students from elementary to secondary level attend concerts. The orchestra also organizes a variety of educational projects for music students who wish to pursue a career as professional musicians. Eva Ollikainen has been the Chief Conductor and Artistic Director since 2020. The Iceland Symphony is the resident orchestra in Reykjavik´s award-winning Harpa Concert Hall.

For further information please visit, or contact Human Resource Director, by email: (tel. (+354) 891 9141).