• Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra
  • April 25, 2019

Request for candidates: Principal Conductor Post

Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra, one of the longest-established amateur orchestras in the United Kingdom, is seeking to appoint a Principal Conductor to take up post early in our 2019-2020 season.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to direct the orchestra in music ranging from large-scale symphonic and choral works, through concerto and other solo performances, to works for smaller ensembles, as part of our commitment to promote a wide range of music to Kirklees audiences. Experience of and a commitment to presenting music to a family audience will also be of especial interest.

Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra is currently working towards its contribution to the 2023 Kirklees Year of Music and seeks a Principal Conductor who will share in this exciting time. They will work with the Board of Directors and as part of a smaller Orchestral Management Team, planning and delivering an annual season of up to 5 concerts, currently taking place in 2 local venues.

The successful candidate must be available for rehearsals which take place weekly in central Huddersfield, on Tuesday evenings between 7.30 and 9.30 pm.

Applications, including a CV and details of 2 referees, should be sent via e-mail to info@huddersfield-phil.org.uk as soon as possible and in any case no later than midnight on Monday 13 May 2019. They should also include a covering letter providing full contact details.

Short-listed applicants will be invited for interview and an appointment will be offered after the orchestra has had the opportunity to work with the preferred candidates by way of audition at one full rehearsal in early September.