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Application was closed on Thursday, May 11, 2017.

Violin (Tutti) -Limited Openings

  • Anyone with the ability to be a tutti player of a professional orchestra, regardless of age and nationality.
  • Resume (with ID photo attached, stating teachers and musical experiences) and 2 (two) letters of recommendation must be received on or before 5:00pm Thursday, May 11, 2017 either by post or brought in person to the TMSO management office.
  • *Letters of recommendation should be typed out if they are handwritten in languages other than Japanese.

    *The resume will be used solely for the purpose of the audition and will not be returned.

    ★Please download the resume form here.


① Document screening

    *Results for the document screening will be sent off on Tuesday, May 30, 2017.
    Notification for 1st round audition schedule and orchestra excerpts will be mailed to successful applicants.

② 1st Round Audition (held for successful applicants of the document screening)

Thursday, June 22, 2017

  【Set Piece 1】
  Mozart: Violin Concerto No.5, 1st movement (without Cadenza)

  【Set Piece 2】
  Beethoven: Violin Concerto, 1st movement (without Cadenza)

  【Orchestra excerpts】

③ 2nd round audition (held for successful applicants of the 1st round audition)

Friday, June 23, 2017

  【Set Pieces】Same as in the 1st round audition.

  【Orchestra excerpts】

④ Aptitude evaluation for an orchestra player (held for successful applicants of the 2nd round audition)

*To be engaged in the services of the TMSO (In principle within 4 months period)

*Fee is provided in accordance with TMSO regulation

Audition Venue(s) ② ③ Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, TMSO rehearsal studio
④ Respective concert halls where TMSO concerts are held
Notification for Results
  • Results of 1st round audition will be notified on Thursday, June 22, 2017.
  • Results of 2nd round audition will be notified on Friday, June 23, 2017.
  • Results of aptitude evaluation will be notified immediately after screening.
Interview Held for applicants who passed the aptitude evaluation for an orchestra player.
Terms of employment
  • Salary will be on an annual salary scheme in accordance with the TMSO regulation.

    - 3 year contract with renewal.

    - No retirement allowance provided.

  • Commuting allowance, expenses for expendables, maintenance, and repairs of instruments are provided.
  • Social Insurance (health insurance, employees pension insurance, employment insurance) provided.

*For candidate who cannot begin work immediately because of being a student or for any other reasons may consult.

  • Applicants should bring his/her own piano accompanist needed for 1st and 2nd round audition.
  • Applicants should be responsible for their travel expenses and accommodation.
address and
Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra
Att. Violin (Tutti) Audition
Mr. Tateoka, Mr. Hamada
C/O Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
5-45, Ueno-Koen, Taito-ku, Tokyo Japan 110-0007
TEL: +81 3 3822 0728


*Please state “Resume Enclosed” on the envelope when sending it by post.

*For inquiries please email at: audition@tmso.or.jp


Please download the resume.PDF(PDF)

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Business Information

Business Hours:

10∼18 MON-FRI


This number cannot be reached by international calls, some IP phones and prepaid mobile phones.

13-16 August TMSO Guide service is closed.

17-24 August TMSO Guide service by telephone only.





Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, 1st floor,
5-45 Ueno Koen, Taito-ku, Tokyo