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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.

20 March TMSO Guide will close early due to concert.

26 March TMSO Guide will close early due to concert.

16 & 23 March TMSO Guide service by telephone only.





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