Section Double Bass

Please not new audition date and submission deadline. The NZSO is at the pinnacle of orchestral achievement in New Zealand and is recognised as an orchestra of international standing. We continue to grow and develop artistically, taking a challenging and varied programme of music to communities throughout New Zealand. One of the world’s oldest national symphony orchestras, we have charmed audiences with memorable concerts and recordings for more than 70 years.

We are recruiting for the position of Section Double Bass.

This audition is only open to New Zealand citizens and permanent residents, Australian citizens, and those holding a current and valid New Zealand work visa.  


  • Recorded auditions due by: Sunday 8 November 2020
  • Candidates to be advised of outcome by: Friday 20 November 2020

 Live auditions will not be held for this position due to current travel restrictions. Candidates are required to submit a recorded audition.

 Please note:

  • Auditions must be recorded unaccompanied and must be video and audio
  • Recorded auditions must not be edited (other than cuts between excerpts)
  • Recorded auditions must all be recorded on the same day, in the same venue.
  • Each excerpt should be submitted in a separate file, with filenames as per the Audition Requirements document.
  • We recommend using a high quality microphone in a professional recording environment. 

Only recordings that follow the auditions requirements will be accepted.

All documents and recordings should be submitted electronically at by Sunday 8 November 2020



Successful candidate(s) will be invited to play for a trial period with the orchestra. You will be notified of the results soon after the audition date. 

If you have any queries or require details of conditions and remuneration, please do not hesitate to contact us via the email address or telephone number below. We look forward to receiving all applications and recorded auditions by Sunday 8 November.

NZSO Auditions Coordinator:  or phone +64 27 727 2001