Athens State Orchestra, 2022 photo by Maria Grammatikou

Audition for Musicians - 5th category (Tutti) in violins, November 2022

The Athens State Orchestra is proclaiming an audition in order to cover its special requirements in violins (Tutti - Musicians 5th category), with the intention to conclude at least two (2) contracts of an eight-month period.

These engagements 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 Saturday, November 19th, 2022 at 10:00. The Committee of the organization of the audition maintains the right, also depending on the number of candidates, to hold the audition also the next day or in two phases, in its own judgment. A detailed program of the audition will be announced after the end of application submission.

Candidates will be examined in the following programme:

a. The first movement of a great romantic concerto for violin, with the cadenza, where there is one.

b. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: One of the concerti for violin No. 3 in G, No. 4 in D and No. 5 in A, the first movement with the cadenza.

c. Chosen excerpts from orchestral pieces, copies of which are available for the candidates at the administration offices of the Athens State Orchestra from Monday, October 24th, 2022. Orchestral excerpts are available for download by clicking here.

d. Prima vista, if requested by the Committee.

Each candidate should provide his or her piano accompaniment; permanent residents outside Greece may ask from the Athens State Orchestra to provide the accompaniment. Applications, attached to a brief CV, must be submitted until Monday November 14th, 2022, 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 the application form here.