Associate Principal Horn (3rd) – Playing Section Leader as required

A vacancy has become available within the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra for an Associate Principal Horn (3rd) – playing Section Leader as required.  This is a 100% permanent contract working within the Orchestra.

The salary for this post will be £36,884.

Should you require any additional details in relation to this post, please contact

Application forms can be downloaded and completed from our website; however, should you require a paper copy please contact:

Please return all completed forms (section A and B) to or via post to Rebecca Carolan at:

Rebecca Carolan, Executive Assistant

Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Hope Street

Liverpool L1 9BP

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.

CVs may be submitted as additional material but not instead of a fully completed application form.  Application forms marked “please refer to CV” will be rejected.  All personal details must be removed from a CV; failing to do this will mean that your CV is not considered as part of the selection process.

Closing date for completed applications: 25 January 2018

Auditions will be held in Liverpool – 8, 13, 14 & 16 February 2018

Audition repertoire


1st Round (screened)
MOZART           Horn Concerto No2 in Eb K417 – exposition and development

Orchestral Excerpts

SAINT-SAENS                Symphony No.3 (Organ)
BRAHMS                         Piano Concerto No.1

2nd Round (open)
A piece (or section of a piece) of your own choice, with piano. (Maximum duration, 5 minutes)

Orchestral Excerpts

MENDELSSOHN           A Midsummer Night's Dream Nocturne
MOZART                       Violin Concerto No.5

STRAUSS                        Don Juan

DEBUSSY                        La Mer
BEETHOVEN                  Symphony No.7
MAHLER                         Symphony No.5

Please be aware that Liverpool Philharmonic is unable to contact further those applicants who have not been invited for audition. Therefore, if you have not heard from us by 30 January 2018 you should assume that, on this occasion your application has not been successful.