Opportunity to Shine: Concertmaster Position at PKF — Prague Philharmonia

Would you like to be part of a world-renowned orchestra and lead us in our performances?

PKF — Prague Philharmonia, one of the most prestigious Czech and international orchestras, is looking for a talented and enthusiastic Concertmaster (full-time position). Founded in 1994 by Jiří Bělohlávek, our orchestra has earned a reputation for excellence, with regular invitations to international music festivals and performances in the world's leading concert halls.

Join us and seize the opportunity to lead our orchestra on the world's stages and in recording projects for the world's most prestigious labels.

How to apply:

We are looking for candidates with a musical background and relevant artistic experience. Please include with your application an uncut, unedited video recording of a piece of your choice (up to 5 minutes in length and no more than 6 months old).

Submit your CV, contact details, education details, evidence of previous artistic experience and video recording to uherkova@pkf.cz by 30 November 2023. For further questions, please contact our orchestra producer Kamila Uherková at +420 776 889 630.


The audition will take place on 8 and 9 January 2024 at the Ládví Cultural Centre, Burešova 1661/2, Prague 8. The selected candidate should take up the position of Concertmaster at the beginning of the 2024/2025 season, or earlier by individual agreement. Candidates shortlisted for the live audition will receive orchestral excerpts and detailed information about the audition schedule by midnight on Monday 11 December 2023.

Audition repertoire:

1st round

  • W. A. Mozart: Violin Concerto in G major K. 216, D major K. 218 or A major K. 219 (1st and 2nd movements - both movements with cadenzas).

2nd round

  • Complete Violin Concerto (with cadenzas): L. van Beethoven, J. Brahms, P. I. Tchaikovsky, A. Dvorak or J. Sibelius
  • Orchestral solos: J. S. Bach (aria Erbarme Dich from St Matthew Passion, BWV 244), Mozart (Serenade in D major, KV 250, ‘Haffner’), Beethoven (Missa Solemnis), Tchaikovsky (Suite No. 4, op. 61, ‘Mozartiana’), Brahms (Symphony no. 1 in C minor, op. 68), Dvořák (Symphony no. 8 in G major, op. 88), R. Strauss (Le Bourgeois gentilhomme – Dance of the Tailors), Stravinsky (Little Concert from The Soldier’s Tale)

If you require piano accompaniment, please let us know when you submit your application.

We look forward to receiving your application and possibly welcoming you to our orchestra.