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The Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra welcomes all interested & talented musicians to audition for the position of Principal Clarinet


One principal clarinet player


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 1st, April 2024. (The date is negotiable.)
Applicants will be selected regardless of their age and nationality.



Applications must be received without fail by 18:00, Saturday 30th September, 2023.
Turn in a ready made Rirekisho (Japanese CV form) or A4 size (or letter size) paper with the following information and your photo attached.
Audition: Clarinet
Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra
Tokyo Opera City Tower 8F
3-20-2 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-Ku, Tokyo, Japan

NB: E-Mail Applications will be ACCEPTABLE for processing.

Required Application Documents and Materials:
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.
8) Position you are applying for (clarinet)
9) URL of the YouTube visual recording of your performance for the video audition



Screening & Video audition
-In the application document, write down the URL of the video of your
performance of the Assigned Works below. (Please upload it to YouTube as
-After consideration and screening of the documents & video submitted, we will send the result by email by Friday, 20th October, 2023. In case you do not receive it, please contact our office.

Assigned Works for the video audition:
1) Mozart: Clarinet Concert, the 1st movement (excerpt)
2) Weber: Clarinet Concerto No.2, the 1st movement (excerpt)
3) Orchestral study
-Beethoven: Symphony No.6 Pastorale, the 1st movement (excerpt)
-Prokofief: ballet Cinderella (excerpt)
-Puccini: opera Tosca (excerpt)
-Shostakovich: Symphony No.9, the 3rd movement (excerpt)

NB: 1) & 2) should be performed & recorded with piano accompaniment.

Instruction on the video data
-The recording should be of the performance of the pieces only. No voice explanation is required for the performer’s name or the name of the pieces.
-The video must be recorded in the same order as above at one time without stopping the recorder through the six pieces. No editing of the recording is accepted.
-The video must be shot from the front so that the entire instrument, face, and hands can be seen. Do not use the automatic audio volume adjustment function.
-Upload the video to YouTube as “unlisted.”

First Live Audition
Date:Monday 13th, & Tuesday 14th, November, 2023
Place: Tokyo Opera City
Assigned Works:
We will notify the successful participants of the video audition.

Second Live Audition
Date: Monday 27th, November, 2023
Place: Tokyo Opera City
Assigned Works: We will notify successful applicants of the First Live Audition.

Any inquiries can be made to the following contact points:
Fax. 03-5353-9523
We will not accept inquiries by phone.


Accompanist: Applicants are expected to bring her/his own piano accompanist for the live 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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