Norrlandsoperan Symphony Orchestra is seeking to fill the position of first concertmaster - Umeå, Sweden

First concertmaster/leader

Shared concert master responsibility


Norrlandsoperan Symphony Orchestra is seeking to fill the position of first concertmaster. We are looking for a brilliant instrumentalist who possesses good leadership and communication skills. We are looking for a candidate who is committed to orchestral playing at the highest level who’s strong leadership qualities play an active role in the life of the orchestra.


Application: application is open and ongoing for all eligible candidates. Suitable candidates will be invited for trial week(s) and audition.


Place: Norrlandsoperan, main Concert Hall, Umeå.


Please send your application with contact information and CV to:


For further information about the position contact:

Anne-Charlotte Lundell, Head of Music department and Orchestra manager:

+46 (0)76 109 11 24


Qualified candidates will receive invitation for trial weeks.


Union representative (SYMF): Johannes Ögren


NorrlandsOperan is an equal opportunities employer.



Norrlandsoperan is the worlds northernmost opera house yet only one hours’ flight from Stockholm. The four stages in the house offer a range of concerts, opera, dance, theatre and festivals and I one of the most modern operahouses in Europe, arranging hundreds of different events a year. As a member of Norrlandsoperan Symphony Orchestra you will work in a creative environment where 47 full time employed musicians play an important role and form the core of Norrlandsoperan’s artistic development and drive. In addition to about fifty concerts a year and two major opera productions you will also participate in different chamber music ensembles. The orchestra tours regularly in the north of Sweden and is a regular guest in the country’s capital city, Stockholm. Norrlandsoperan Symphony Orchestra also appears live on radio and regularly makes radio and CD recordings.



Umeå is one of Sweden's fastest growing cities and has two Universities - Umeå University is one of Sweden ́s largest bases of learning with hundreds of scientists, thousands of lecturers, and over 32 000 students and alumni. - SLU (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences) offers a broad spectrum of educational programmes. 5 000 undergraduates and 900 postgraduate students are enrolled at SLU. The average age of the 120 000 people who live in Umeå is 38. The city offers world-class art, drama, films, industries, music and research.

Umeå aims to attract more companies, break new construction records and was the European Capital of Culture 2014. Umeå and the region has a lot to offer with the wonderful nature, close to the sea and close to the mountains and great conditions for a good life quality.

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