Principal Second Bassoon


£37,364 / annum

Application Deadline

Job description

Auditions to be held in early September 2019.

The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra is seeking to appoint a Principal Second Bassoon to its woodwind section.

The Principal Second Bassoon will play as required by orchestration and will sit up to Section Leader as required.  The annual salary is £37,364. The CBSO tune to A440Hz.

How to apply

Please complete and return your application form and an equal opportunities form to:

Isabel Turienzo, Assistant Orchestra Manager

By post: CBSO, CBSO Centre, Berkley Street, Birmingham B1 2LF


You may also optionally include a CV with your application.

Essential skills

  • Highly reputable classical music training
  • Commitment to delivering a very high standard of work
  • Innovative and creative character with a broad outlook focused on enhancing the artistic quality of the CBSO and the CBSO woodwind section
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Self-motivated, reliable and able to work under pressure
  • Ability to work co-operatively as part of a team
  • Ability to develop positive working relationships including with other members of the orchestra and the management / administrative team
  • Respect for others demonstrated by being fully prepared to play at the start of every session
  • Ability to understand and to speak English

Desirable skills

  • Proven expertise in a broad range of musical and performance activities including education work and chamber music
  • Recent orchestral experience as a professional bassoonist


Isabel Turienzo



0121 616 6500