Competitions / Hearings

Announcement of auditions for one (1) permanent member of the Artistic Staff at the Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra

We would like to announce that the Submission of Applications and Documents for the position of one (1) permanent member of the Artistic Staff at the Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra, 4th Category Principal B’ bassoon (with an obligation for contrabassoon)
shall commence on 16 January 2020,
a Thursday
shall end on 14 February 2020,
a Friday
(interested parties wishing to submit their applications and documents by post must do so by
14/02/2020 (post office stamp),
interested parties submitting their applications and documents to the Secretary of the TSSO, must do so on weekdays from 07:00 to 15:00)
Candidates must submit their CV with their application, along with any other information that may contribute to the illustration of their artistic personality and skill.
Candidates must submit:
-A photocopy of their identity card or passport (with their application) as well as
-A diploma or degree of corresponding specialisation (instrument) from a recognised musical educational institution in Greece or from an educational institution of equal standing abroad (until the day before the audition).
The excerpts from the orchestral pieces shall be posted on the TSSO website ( from 15 February 2020.


Bassoon (Principal Β΄), with an obligation for contrabassoon

(press on the title to download the score)

1. H. Berlioz, Symphonie fantastique op. 14 (2 pages)

-3. Satz, Szene auf dem Lande (m. 86-103)

-4. Satz, Der Gang zum Richtplatz (m. 49-63)


2. J. Brahms, Violinkonzert D-dur op. 77

-2. Satz, Adagio (from the beginning to m. 22)


3. W. A. Mozart, Die Hochzeit des Figaro KV 492

-Ouverture, (only the 2nd bassoon)


4. M. Ravel, Klavierkonzert G-dur

-3. Satz, (only the 2nd bassoon)


5. B. Smetana, Die verkaufte Braut (2 pages)


-From the beginning to m. 8

-Μ. 168-176 (2nd Bassoon)

-Μ. 221-228 (2nd Bassoon)

-Μ. 261-273 (2nd Bassoon)


6. P. I. Tschaikowsky, Sinfonie Nr. 6 op. 74

-4. Satz, (Μ. 4-36)



1. L. v. Beethoven, Sinfonie Nr. 5 op. 67

-4. Satz, (all of it)

2. J. Brahms, Sinfonie Nr. 1 op. 68 (2 pages)

-1. Satz, (Μ. 46-181)

(Μ. 293-341)

-4. Satz (all of it)


3. M. Ravel, Ma mere l’ oye

-IV. Les entretiens de la Belle et de la Bete (all of it)




Thessaloniki, 15 February 2020

The Director of the TSSO


Πρόεδρος της Εξεταστικής Επιτροπής



From the Administration of the TSSO