Hangzhou Philharmonic Orchestra Recruitment

Hangzhou Philharmonic Orchestra (HPO) has established itself as one of the most outstanding symphony orchestras in China. Hangzhou Philharmonic Orchestra is located in Hangzhou, a world-famous travel destination and one of the central cities of China. Being the host city of G20 summit, Hangzhou features advanced economy and culture. HPO had joined the evening performance of G20 summit and evening gala for 70th anniversary of the founding of the Peoples Republic of China. For further development, HPO invites outstanding instrument players around the world to join.

I. Orchestra Vacancies (full-time)

1. Strings

Tutti Violin                   Associate Principal Second Violin

Associate Principal Viola        Tutti Cello

Principal Contrabass            Tutti Contrabass

2. Brass 

Principal French Horn          Tutti French Horn

Principal Trumpet             

Tutti Tenor Trombone /Bass Trombone

Associate Principal Bass Trombone          

Tutti Bass Trombone               


Principal Timpani


II. Qualifications and Requirements:

  1. Applicants should be in good health; applicants should be passionate and professional;
  2. Applicants should have bachelor’s degree or above;
  3. Applicants whos nationality is not China, should meet one of the following conditions:
  1. Applicants with bachelors degree should provide two-year working certificate;
  2. Applicants who are freshly graduated with masters degree should provide a transcript with an average grade over 60; other applicants graduated with masters degree should provide working certificate.
  1. Applicants with working experience, please offer the Demission Certificate of previous job.
  2. Applicants could speak fluent English.


III. Application:

Please send application form and documents to hzpohr@163.com with the subject in the following form: Applicants Name + The Position You Apply For(eg. Jack+ Tutti Violin). The documents required are as followed:

  1. Application Form. (download and fill the application form at http://en.hzpo.org/download.html);
  2. Video of applicants solo performance. Upload concerto or orchestra excerpts video by applicants choice on Youku”、“Bilibili or WeTransfer and attach the video link with the application form
  3. Education certificates;
  4. Honor certificates (if any).


IV. Audition:

1. Time: TBC ( By E-mail notification)

2. Place: Hangzhou Grand Theater (No. 39 Xinye Road, Shangcheng District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province)

3. Content: Please visit http://en.hzpo.org/download.html.


V. Related Matters:

1. The employed will sign a contract with HPO;

2. HPO will cover employees social insurances according to the law.


VI. Consultation:

  1. Librarian: 0086-0571-88808170/15810360088

E-mail: pro_management@hzpo.org

  1. HR: 0086-0571-85190803/13958102070

E-mail: hzpohr@163.com


The latest information will be updated on HPO website: http://en.hzpo.org/download.html.


Hangzhou Philharmonic Orchestra




Application Form



Principal Timpani



Tutti Bass Trombone



Associate Principal Second Violin



Tutti Contrabass



Principal Contrabass