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OAE Principal / Co-Principal Double Bass

Applications are invited for the position(s) of Principal / Co-Principal Double Bass with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

Players may offer the full range of repertoire performed by the OAE (Monteverdi to Mahler) or offer expertise in either earlier (as continuo specialists) or later repertoire only. Experience in historically informed performance is essential. Successful applicants will be invited to audition and/or trial on dates to be confirmed. Further information on the selection process with dates will be e-mailed following a review of all applications. Applicants may be asked to submit a video recording as a preliminary stage prior to an audition. These applicants will be notified shortly after the application deadline.

Highly qualified and experienced candidates should e-mail the completed application form and completed equal opportunities form to recruitment@oae.co.uk. In addition, two references recommending the candidate for this co-principal position should be sent directly from the referees to Jo Perry jo.perry@oae.co.uk (full details on the application form).

Application deadline (including references): 1 st July 2018.

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The OAE is a freelance, period instrument orchestra specialising in, but not exclusively limited to, repertoire from the ‘Age of Enlightenment’ from the Baroque, Classical and Romantic tradition. It is a self-governing orchestra and all members are expected to take an active part in the governance and promotion of the orchestra. The OAE has principal positions across the orchestra, with some positions shared, which can allow principal players to specialise in but not necessarily confine themselves to different areas of repertoire. Co-principal players are expected to divide the scheduled work between them, so that the majority of projects are covered.

The 2017/18 Season sees the OAE working alongside their Principal Artists, continue their residency at London’s Southbank Centre and Glyndebourne Festival Opera as well as touring nationally and internationally. Off the concert platform, the OAE has a vibrant Education Programme and its administrative headquarters are based at Kings Place, one of Europe’s leading cultural landmarks.