National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) – Section Leader Timpani
The National Symphony Orchestra (NSO), a major keystone of Ireland’s cultural and musical heritage, is in an exciting phase of growth, development and change with significant Government investment, having transferred from RTE to the National Concert Hall (NCH) in 2022. The NCH is putting the NSO at the heart of its programme, fostering its development and reputation as Ireland’s nationally and internationally respected Symphony Orchestra.
The NSO performs a season of over seventy events per annum at the National Concert Hall in Dublin as well as undertaking a touring programme, family concerts and a range of commercial opportunities. In addition, NSO produces broadcasts, film and audio recordings as well as educational concerts and events. A number of exciting permanent roles are being advertised as part of the development plan for the NSO.
Purpose of role
Providing the highest standard of solo and orchestral playing, and musical and artistic excellence required by the Orchestra. To effectively lead and manage the timpani section, providing feedback and dealing with issues as they arise. To succeed in this role you must be a team player, committed to playing a full role in the life of the Orchestra. This is a dynamic work environment and the successful candidate must be able to work calmly and efficiently in these situations, and possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
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