The Athens State Orchestra, photographed in 2018 by Nikos Krikelis

Audition for a Principal A' in Cellos, November 2018

Monday, 1 October 2018

The Athens State Orchestra is proclaiming an audition in order to cover the position of a Principal A’ in the family of Cellos, with a service contract for each concert. 

These service contract comply with the regulations of the current Greek legislation (see page in Greek for details).

The audition will take place in the rehearsal hall of the Athens State Orchestra (Megaron – the Athens Concert Hall) on Friday, November 9th, 2018 at 10:00 am. A detailed program of the audition will be announced after the end of application submission.

Candidates will be examined in the following programme:
Α. One of Schumann's or Dvorak's concertos, the first movement
B. F.J.Haydn, Concerto in D major, the first movement (with cadenza)
Γ. J.S.Bach, Sarabande (with the first repetition) from one of Bach's cello suites, except the first one

They will also be examined in chosen fragments from orchestral pieces, copies of which will be available for the candidates at the administration offices of the Athens State Orchestra from Friday, October 19th, 2018. You may also download the orchestral excerpts here.

The Committee maintains the right, also depending on the number of candidates, to hold the audition in two phases, in its own judgment.

Each candidate should provide his or her piano accompaniment. Applications, accompanied by a brief CV, must be submitted until Friday November 2nd, 2018, either at the administration offices of the Athens State Orchestra (Vassilissis Sofias & Kokkali 1, 11521, Athens) or by email to the address (

You can download an application form in Greek here.