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

(from January 2018)
Audition on 09/10 October 2017

Principal 2nd Violin

playing predominantly principal in Oper Leipzig and Thomaskirche
Audition on 11/12 December 2017

2nd Violin tutti

1st Principal Viola

Audition on 04/05 December 2017

Principal Viola

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

Viola tutti

(from January 2018)
Audition on 05/06 September 2017

1st Principal Violoncello

Audition on 12/13 March 2018

Assistant Principal Violoncello

(from February 2018)
Audition on 19/20 September 2017

Principal Double Bass

playing predominantly principal in Oper Leipzig and Thomaskirche
(from December 2017)
Audition on 11/12 September 2017

Double Bass tutti

Audition on 22/23 January 2018

1st Principal Oboe

Audition on 26/27 February 2018

1st Principal Bassoon

Audition on 27/28 November 2017

Principal Bass Trombone

with obligation to play contrabass trombone
Audition on 25/26 September 2017

50% Tuba

with obligation to play B-flat tuba and cimbasso
Audition on 17/18 October 2017

Principal Percussion

(from May 2018)
Audition on 16 October 2017 and 16 January 2018

Harp (temporary contract)

Audition on 18 September 2017


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