The Joensuu City Orchestra with its 35 musicians is an energetic ensemble with a varied repertoire. Its home venue is the Carelia Hall. Artistic Director since autumn 2013 is Jurjen Hempel. From the 1st September Eero Lehtimäki will start as an artistic director and Minna Pensola and Iiro Rantala as our artistic partners.


Closing date for applications: July 31st 2019, 3:00 p.m. Note: The closing time is expressed in Finnish local time. No application will be considered after the closing date.

Audition date Saturday 31st  August 2019 at 12 p.m.

Audition place Joensuu Conservatory Concert Hall, Rantakatu 31, JOENSUU

Starting date of employment September 9th 2019 or as agreed

Basic salary based on collective labor agreement. There might also be some additions based on collective labor agreement.

Trial period six (6) months


Set of works

  1. W.A. Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major or No. 4 in D Major or No. 5 in A Major, 1st and 2nd movement with cadenza
  2. First movement with cadenza from Violin concertos by Beethoven, Brahms, Sibelius, Nielsen or Tchaikovsky
  3. Orchestral and chamber music excerpts - a link to a PDF-file will be included in your personal invitation for audition. Chamber music exerpts will be played with the orchestra musicians.


To apply

Send the completed application form together with a short CV (max 2 pages, .doc or .pdf format) that contains the most appropriate details of your education and qualifications, and professional work experience as a musician.

You will find an application form behind this link: APPLICATION FORM

Remember to say whether or not you wish to use our pianist. Use of own accompanist by your own expenses is also allowed.

Applications: Send the application form and CV by e-mail: orkesteri@joensuu.fi

Inquiries: General Manager Marjo Vattulainen

tel. +358-50-415 2944, e-mail: marjo.vattulainen@joensuu.fi


Auditions will be by invitation only. Invitations will be sent to applicants after the closing date by e-mail.

Joensuu City Orchestra will not provide any com­pensation for travel, accommodation or any other expenses.

In the case that a current member of Joensuu City Orchestra will be selected, his/her position can be offered to other applicants based on this audition.