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The Orchestra is always interested to hear from good string players. You should be of grade 8 standard or above and have experience of playing in a symphony orchestra.

Auditions for string players are usually informal and involve simply taking part in a rehearsal. In this way, you are able to decide if you want to join us and we can hear whether you can confidently fit into whichever section you wish to join. If we invite you to come to audition, don't forget to bring a music stand!

Even if we have no current opportunities in any section please do not hesitate to submit the online form at the top of this page. We maintain a database of players and contacts on whom we can call if additional resources are required or to cover holiday absence or sickness. This is particularly helpful if you are a wind player. We will keep your details on the database and contact you as necessary or appropriate. (By submitting the form you agree to permit the Orchestra to store and circulate those details to section leaders and other orchestras or ensembles.)

There are currently opportunities for: -

  • Double basses; and
  • Violins.
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