BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Section Principal Cello

Applications are invited for the above vacancy.

Please email your completed application form to

Ensure that you add “SP Cello” and your name to the subject box of the email.


Set Pieces:

A) 1st movement of a Haydn Concerto , including cadenza.

B) One movement of a standard concerto from the romantic or 20th century repertoire

To download the full Job Description and the Application Form, please click here.


The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra is one of Britain’s most versatile orchestras, with a huge repertoire ranging from the most complex modern scores to the great classics, from music by Scottish composers to film scores and music for television. Founded in December 1935 (and since 2006 based at City Halls in Glasgow), the orchestra appears in the UK’s most prestigious events like the BBC Proms and Edinburgh International Festival, and it plays in venues all over Scotland. Abroad, it has appeared in many of the great musical centres of Europe and has toured the USA, South America, India, and been three times to China. The majority of its performances are broadcast on BBC Radio 3, and its innovative concert programmes and acclaimed recordings have made it the recipient of numerous awards, including four Gramophone Awards.

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Please note: that the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra is unable to accept applications from candidates who are not eligible to work in the UK. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct documentation before you apply.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 22 July 2018.

Auditions will be held in Glasgow later in the year.