Auditions - About TMSO

REVISED As of February 28, 2022

Violin (Tutti), vacancy for 1 (One)

  • Qualification
    • Anyone who has the ability to be a player of a professional orchestra, regardless of age and nationality.
  • Application
    • Deadline:Resume and 2 (two) Letters of Recommendation must be received no later than 5:00pm Friday, May 13, 2022, Japan time either by post or brought in person to the TMSO management office.
      *The resume will be used solely for the purpose of the audition and will not be returned.
  • Screening
    1. Document screening
      ・Resume: Use the format specified by TMSO. (Resume should have your photo attached, should include names of teachers and musical experiences.)
      ・2 (two) Letters of Recommendation
      *If the letters of recommendation are in languages other than Japanese and are hand-written, please attach typed-out copies.
      ★Please download the resume form → HERE
      ★Results for the document screening will be sent off on Friday, June 3, 2022
       Notification for 1st round audition schedule and orchestra excerpts will be sent to successful applicants of the document screening.

    2. 1st round audition (held for successful applicants of the document screening)
      Monday, June 27, 2022

      【Set Piece 1】
      Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, K.219, 1st movement (without Cadenza)
      【Set Piece 2】
      Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D major, op.61, 1st movement (without Cadenza)
      【Orchestra excerpts】

    3. 2nd round audition
      Tuesday, June 28, 2022

      【Set Piece】
      Same as 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 TMSO (In principle within 4 months period)
      *Fee is provided in accordance with TMSO regulation
  • Audition Venue(s)

    2 and 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 Monday, June 27, 2022
    • Results of 2nd round audition will be notified on Tuesday, June 28, 2022
    • Results for 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 candidates who cannot begin work immediately because of being a student or for any other reasons may consult.

  • Others
    • Applicants should engage his/her own accompanist for the 1st Round Audition and 2nd Round Audition. For applicants who have difficulties engaging his/her accompanist due to coming from abroad or outside of Tokyo, TMSO will arrange an accompanist. In such case, please be sure to state in the accompanist column of the resume.
    • International flights, local transportation, accommodation are to be borne by applicants themselves.
  • Mailing address and inquiries

    Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra
    Att. Violin (Tutti) Audition
    Mr. Tateoka, Ms.Murata
    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:

  • PDF

    Please download the resume.PDF(PDF)
    ・application details