Bass Trombone (90%)


The Northern Netherlands Orchestra (NNO) is a versatile, leading symphony orchestra that explores new paths in a wide range of programs.

The NNO is the orchestra of the three northern provinces in The Netherlands and has Groningen as its location. The orchestra performs in concert halls in the Northern region, at outdoor events, schools and other locations. The NNO furthermore regularly performs at venues like the Concertgebouw Amsterdam and TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht.

As from season 2022/2023 Eivind Gullberg Jensen is our Chief Conductor. Principal Guest Conductors are Hartmut Haenchen and Antony Hermus. Michel Tabachnik holds the position of Conductor Emeritus.

The NNO currently comprises of 75 musicians.

The NNO brings symphonic music to diverse audiences. We therefore value diversity in the orchestral workplace. For more information please visit


The NNO has a vacancy:

Bass Trombone (90%)

Audition date                            : December 4, 2023

Closing date for applications     : October 16, 2023
Starting date                             : As soon as possible


Compulsory works:

  1. Lebedev: Concerto (until cadenza) and E. Bozza: New Orleans (until number 8).
  2. Orchestral excerpts.

Those candidates invited to audition will be notified of the required orchestral works.

Terms of employment:

  • The contract is initially for a probationary period, becoming a permanent position if both parties are in agreement.
  • Salary: scale 1 as in the Dutch Orchestras’ Collective Labour Agreement, which can be found at, the website of the Association of Dutch Orchestras.
  • Contribution to the ABP Pension Fund is compulsory.

Application and procedure:

  • The procedure consists of an audition and an interview. The audition will take place in Groningen.
  • The auditions are open only to EU citizens and citizens from Iceland, Switzerland, Norway and Liechtenstein, or other musicians already holding a non-temporary residence permit for the Netherlands with full work authorization. An audition selection can be made on the basis of written applications.
  • Please submit your application by October 16, 2023 through (only), by sending us: an application letter (including motivation), along with a Curriculum Vitae,  and, when you have a nationality from outside the EU, a copy of your non-temporary work and residence permit for the Netherlands.

Further information:

For further information regarding terms of the contract please contact Hedi Boersema, HR Advisor. For more information regarding the audition procedure please contact Erica Weijer, Auditions Secretary.

Contact details:

email                :

telephone         : +31 (0)50 3695800