Thank you for your interest in the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The RPO is committed to equal opportunities, welcoming applications from all sections of the community.

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is funded by Arts Council England.


Principal Bassoon

Closing date: Wednesday 14 November 2018

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra would like to invite applications for the position of Principal Bassoon.

Auditions will be held in London in early 2019.

Candidates will be asked to play either Mozart Bassoon Concerto in B Flat Major K.191 (1st mvt) OR Weber Bassoon Concerto in F Major Op.75 (1st mvt). Orchestral excerpts will be sent on invitation to audition.

Please apply by email with your CV attached in PDF format to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 14 November 2018, quoting ‘Principal Bassoon' in the subject line.

We are unable to cover any expenses connected to auditions and trials.

Please note that only applicants required for audition will be notified within 3 weeks of the closing date.