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Hangzhou Philharmonic Orchestra Recruitment

Hangzhou, a world-famous tourist destination and one of China’s first-tier cities, features advanced economy and culture. Founded in 2009, Hangzhou Philharmonic Orchestra has established itself as one of the most promising and exuberant orchestras in China. Musical America said in 2016, “Established only seven years ago, HPO is by now one of the first-class orchestras in China.” For further development, HPO invites outstanding instrument players around the world to join.

I. Job Title (full-time)

1. Strings

Assistant Concertmaster                           Associate Principal Viola

 Principal Bass                                          Associate Principal Bass                             

  Violin Player                                           Viola Player

  Cello Player                                             Bass Player

2. Woodwinds, Brass and Percussions

Principal French Horn                   Associate Principal Oboe

Associate Principal Trumpet               Associate Principal Trombone

Co-Associate Principal Timpani/Tutti Percussion (one position)

Flute Player


II. Qualifications and Requirements:

1. Applicants should be passionate and professional;

2. Applicants should have bachelor’s degree or above;

3. Applicants should speak fluent English; Applicants should be in good health.


III. Application:

1. Visit to download the application form and complete it;

2. Send your materials to, with the subject in the following form: “Your Name + The Position You Apply For”. The materials we require from you are as follows:

1) Application form;

2) Education certificates;

3)video of solo performance (we suggest you upload your video to Youku);

4) Honor certificates (if any).


IV. Audition:

1. Date: May 2017 (please wait for further notice);

2. City: Los Angeles, New York and Boston in USA (please wait for further notice);

3. Content: Please visit to find:

1) Solo (please choose from the solo repertoires assigned by HPO);

2) Orchestra excerpt.

V. Related Matters:

1. The employed will sign a contract with a half-year probation period with HPO. Applicants whose nationality is China can be listed in government affiliated institutions staff upon evaluation;

2. Monthly salary for a Principal is at least RMB 20,000 Yuan (pre-tax); monthly salary for an Assistant Principal is at least RMB 15,000 Yuan (pre-tax); salary for a player at least RMB 10,000 Yuan (pre-tax);

3. All HPO members enjoy paid holiday (at least 30 days) and a 13-month salary each year;

4. HPO will cover employees’ social insurances or commercial insurances in law.


VI. Consultation:

1. Librarian: 0086-0571-88808170


2. HR: 0086-0571-88808110



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Hangzhou Philharmonic Orchestra

February 9, 2017