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The Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra welcomes all interested & talented musicians to audition for the position of Bass Trombone.


1 x trombone player mainly playing the bass trombone


Excellent music skills and good health are required to perform as a regular member in the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra.
The successful candidate should be available to join the orchestra starting at the latest by December 1, 2023. (The date is negotiable.)
Applicants will be selected regardless of their age and nationality.



Applications must be received without fail by 6 p.m., May 1, 2023, Monday.
Please send all necessary application documents stated below to:
Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra
Tokyo Opera City Tower 8F
3-20-2 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-Ku, Tokyo,
163-1408 Japan
NB: E-Mail Applications will be accepted for processing.

Required Application Documents and Materials:
Turn in a ready made Rirekisho (Japanese CV form) or A4 size (or letter size) paper with the following information and your photo attached.
1) Your name
2) Date of birth
3) Your Nationality
4) Your Contact Address/Phone Number/Fax Number/E-mail address
5) Your educational/music background
6) Your professional experience
7) A photo of your bust shot without a hat, taken within 3 months, in 3 X 4 cm in color.

After consideration and screening of the documents submitted, we will send out the result by mail by May 10, 2023, Wednesday. Please contact our office in case you do not receive it after a few days of the above date.



We will notify the exact times of the First & Second auditions of the successful participants of the Screening.

First live audition
Date: June 12, 2023, Monday and June 13, 2023, Tuesday at Tokyo Opera City
Tokyo Phil will assign the exact time for your audition on one of these dates. In case you are not available for one of these days, clearly indicate it in your application document.

Second live audition
Date: July 18, 2023, Tuesday at Tokyo Opera City

Assigned Work (both for the First & Second live audition)
-E. Sachse: KONZERT Ausgabe in F-Dur für Baßposaune und Klavier [Zimmermann edition]
-Orchestral excerpts (bass trombone part only): The specific work to be stipulated to successful applicants of the screening.

Any inquiries can be made to the following contact points by fax or e-mail:
Trombone Audition/Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra
Fax. 03-5353-9523
We will not accept inquiries by phone.


Accompanist: Applicants are expected to bring his/her own piano accompanist for the performance auditions.

Trial period: The successful Applicant will be given an 11 month trial period with the Orchestra before a final decision about an official position is made.

Terms and Conditions will be determined, based on the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra’s regulations.

The orchestra will not return any documents and materials submitted by Applicants.

The orchestra will not answer inquiries on the content of the screening/audition.

Applicants are responsible for all costs (e.g. traveling, etc.) pertaining to the audition.

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