Position of principal percussion

Application deadline is April 1st 2024.

Application deadline is April 1st 2024.

Audition on May 28th, 2024 at Harpa, Reykjavik, Iceland

Compulsory works:

Snare drum: - Århus etude nr. 9 - Bent Lylloff.
                         - Nr.1 from twelve studies for snare drum - Jacques Delécluse.

Xylophone: - A la Goldenberg from Xylo-fun - Nick Woud

Marimba: - Mexican dance nr. 2 - Gordon Stout

Audition repertoire:

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 1st, 2024. 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 percussionist at Iceland Symphony Orchestra starting autumn 2024. The ISO percussion section consists of three members plus a timpani player. 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).