Andris Nelsons, Gewandhauskapellmeister
Ulf Schirmer, General Music Director, Oper Leipzig
Gotthold Schwarz, Thomaskantor
Kurt Masur († 2015) and Herbert Blomstedt, Conductors Laureate

Vacant positions

The Gewandhausorchester, at home in the Gewandhaus zu Leipzig, the Oper Leipzig and the Thomaskirche, is looking to appoint to the following positions:

1st Violin tutti

Audition on 05/06 November 2018

2nd Violin tutti

(from the 2019/20 season)
Audition on 10/11 December 2018

1st Principal Viola

with contractual service reduction

Principal Viola

playing predominantly principal in Oper Leipzig and Thomaskirche
Audition on 12/13 November 2018

Viola tutti

Audition on 19/20 November 2018

1st Principal Violoncello

with contractual service reduction
Audition on 17/18 December 2018

Sub-Principal Violoncello

Audition on 22/23 October 2018

1st Principal Oboe

Audition on 06/07 May 2019

1st Principal Bassoon

Audition on 15/16 January 2019

Co-Principal Trumpet

(from the 2019/20 season)
with obligation to play 2nd, 3rd and piccolo trumpet
Audition on 03/04 December 2018

Principal Bass Trombone

with obligation to play contrabass trombone
Audition on 26/27 November 2018


Remuneration in accordance with the Gewandhausorchester collective contract.

Disabled candidates

Disabled candidates will be considered preferentially in the case of appropriate aptitude.


Tatjana Urban

Phone +49 341 1270 301
Fax +49 341 1270 405

Gewandhaus zu Leipzig
Augustusplatz 8
04109 Leipzig