Andris Nelsons, designated 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 04/05 June 2018

2nd Violin tutti

(From season 2019/2020)
Audition on 10/11 December 2018

1st Principal Viola

Audition on 01/02 October 2018

Principal Viola

playing predominantly principal in Oper Leipzig and Thomaskirche
Audition on 14/15 May 2018

1st Principal Violoncello

with contractual service reduction
Audition on 17/18 December 2018

Sub-Principal Violoncello

Audition on 22/23 October 2018

Principal Double Bass

playing predominantly principal in Oper Leipzig and Thomaskirche
Audition on 08/09 May 2018

1st Principal Oboe

Audition on 24/25 September 2018

1st Principal Bassoon

Audition on 15/16 January 2019

Co-Principal Trumpet

(From season 2019/2020)
with obligation to play 2nd, 3rd and piccolo trumpet
Audition on 03/04 December

Principal Bass Trombone

with obligation to play contrabass trombone
Audition on 28/29 May 2018

50% Tuba

with obligation to play B-flat tuba and cimbasso
Audition on 18/19 June 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