Estonian National Symphony Orchestra announces an audition for


(full-time, monthly remuneration €1640 gross, commencing upon agreement).

The audition will be held in two rounds – the video round and the stage round. To apply, please send your application and CV (no official application forms are provided) to, with a quoting reference “II Violin”,  by September 4th, 2023 at the latest, along with a link to a video recording* where you perform:

  • a piece by an Estonian composer, on candidate’s own choice (accompaniment allowed) and
  • orchestral excerpts**.

Invitations to the stage audition will be sent to selected candidates by September 11th the latest, after the initial review of the sent documents and videos by the audition committee.

The stage audition will be held on October 11th, 2023 at 14:30 at the Estonia Concert Hall.

For the stage audition please prepare:

I round:

  • one piece of candidate’s own choice from the following (with kadenza):
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Violin Concerto No 3 G major, k. 216: 1st MOV;
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Violin Concerto No 4 D major, k. 218: 1st MOV or
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Violin Concerto No 5 A major, k.219: 1st MOV and
  • orchestral excerpts**.

II round:

  • first movement of a romantic violin concerto of candidate’s own choice and
  • orchestral excerpts**.

Audition and job details:

The stage audition will take place during the course of one day. Only live performances are possible. ENSO will not supply participants with visa invitations and will not pay for travelling nor other costs incurred by candidates.

Tutti rehearsals (4hrs daily) are normally held on working days, concerts are usually on Fridays. The working language in ENSO is Estonian.

*The video recording must be filmed with one camera, the player facing the camera so that also both, the player’s hands and the instrument, can completely be seen throughout. Any postprocessing of the sound or picture is prohibited. All required music can be recorded separately or all in one take.

** Orchestral excerpts are available on our website under the audition announcement, for the video round immediately, for the stage round will be sent with the invitations.