Now in its eighth decade, the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra is a much loved cultural institution and a ‘source of pride’ to 87% of Tasmanians, according to a recent survey. In addition to performing to its substantial subscriber audiences in Hobart and Launceston, the TSO reaches a broad cross-section of listeners in both cities with free outdoor concerts, performs in regional Tasmania, attracts newcomers to classical music with its Live Sessions concerts, performs in schools and community centres, and collaborates with Mona Foma, Dark Mofo, Victorian Opera and the Australian National Academy of Music, among other organisations. Interstate touring in recent years has taken the orchestra to Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. In December 2016-January 2017 the TSO made a highly successful tour of the Chinese provinces of Jiangsu, Fujian and Shanghai, giving nine concerts in seven cities.

A much recorded orchestra, the TSO has more than 80 CDs in its catalogue, including more than 20 in the Australian Composer Serieson ABC Classics and 16 in the Romantic Piano Concerto Series on the British label Hyperion. Founded in 1948, the TSO is a 47-piece ensemble. For works that require choral forces, the TSO is joined by the TSO Chorus, an auditioned group of approximately 80 voices. Eivind Aadland is the orchestra’s Chief Conductor and Artistic Director Designate.

Associate Concertmaster

The following permanent, full time position will be auditioned by the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra in 2019. Should you not be able to attend the audition date in person, the TSO accepts recorded auditions. 

Associate Concertmaster

 Please Note: This position is only open to Australian Citizens, Permanent Residents of Australia, or New Zealand Citizens.

Audition dates:

Tuesday 6 August 2019 in Hobart, applicants must be available for the full day.

Audition Requirements:

Set pieces:

  • Mozart: Violin Concerto 3,4 or 5, 1st Movement only plus cadenza
  • 1st Movement of own choice concerto any time from Beethoven onwards, with cadenza if  applicable

Orchestral Excerpts:

  • (Please Note Orchestral Excerpts will be released upon receipt of a fully completed application)

Recorded Auditions:

Candidates wishing to submit a recorded audition should follow the Guidelines for the Preparation of a Recorded Audition. Information can be found by clicking here.

(Please note: All recorded applications must be either in .wav or .flac format.  For recorded applicants excerpts will be realised upon receipt of completed application. All recordings must be received at the TSO no later than 5.00 pm Tuesday 30 July 2019.)

For further information, contact the Director Operations, Jacqui Walkden via email,

Application Process:

Applications, including a completed Candidate Information Form (Click here to download form) and a CV detailing relevant experience, training and Referees contact details should be directed to:

Jacqui Walkden
Director Operations
Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

Applications close: 5pm Friday 19 July 2019. (Please Note. No applications will be received after this date).