Orchestral musicians – a profile
NedPhO|NKO looks for colleagues who have an enthusiastic and flexible attitude to their work and who can perform to the highest of standards in a wide repertoire in concert halls both in the Netherlands and abroad as well as in the opera house. NedPhO|NKO musicians also take part events related to particular concerts and also perform in unusual venues NedPhO GO! events: these include concerts for children in schools, in hospitals and in various suburbs of the city. What they say and do shows their involvement with the organisation’s vision and mission; they work actively to deepen and to broaden the orchestra’s social basis.
NedPhO|NKO looks for colleagues who radiate enthusiasm in the concert hall, who make active contact with their audiences and who do not object to the presence of (young) visitors during occasional rehearsals. NedPhO|NKO expects all their musicians to be perfectly prepared for all work that they undertake as well as a high level of professionalism and discipline.
String players of the NedPhO|NKO have a permanent position with one or the other orchestra.
Woodwind and other musicians play for the NedPhO and for the NKO, according to the requirements of the operas or concert works to be performed.
Section principals, alongside their musical responsibilities, also make an active contribution to the management of the orchestra. They lead sectional rehearsals, encourage a collegial working relationship with the section and between the other sections and are also the link between individual players and management.
Deputy section principals support the section principals in every aspect of their work. They take over the work of the section principal in the case of his or her absence and when requested to do so by management.
In conclusion: the quality of our work demands excellent internal communication. All employees should possess a talent for working together as well as good communicative skills. NedPhO|NKO requires that all colleagues of non-Dutch origin become competent in the Dutch language as rapidly as possible.