CySO Extra Musicians Auditions 2018

The Cyprus Symphony Orchestra announces auditions for extra musicians for all the instruments of the symphony orchestra as well as the piano. Successful candidates will be invited to perform with the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra when necessary, according to the needs of the orchestra for additional or substitute musicians and will be paid per service, according to the fee currently offered by the Foundation.

The current list of the CySO’s extra musicians will no longer be valid after the auditions and hence, all musicians currently on the CySO extras list will need to apply and attend the present announced extra musicians auditions in order to be reassessed.

The future engagement of extra musicians will be according to the Collective Agreement of Employment of the Musicians of the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra and based on merit which will depend on the final assessment results. The new extra musicians list will be valid for 2 years.

Audition dates and venue: The auditions will be held on the 5th and 6th February 2018 from 9:30 – 16:00 at Pallas Theatre, Paphos Gate, Nicosia (crossing of Regenis and Arsinois Streets). Candidates will be notified about their exact audition time well in advance. Candidates need to be present at the auditions venue at least 20 minutes in advance. Auditions will not be open to the public apart from the CySO Foundation B.D. and staff.


  • Candidates must have a work permit in Cyprus
  • Candidates must possess a Degree or a Diploma in their specialization (instrument) from a recognized Music Institution in Cyprus or a recognized foreign Music Institution

Required Audition Repertoire: Applicants can download the required audition repertoire from the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra website The time allocated to each candidate is 15-20 minutes.

Piano Accompaniment: In case candidates do not have their own pianist, the CySOF administration could provide them with the contacts of pianists who collaborate with the Foundation. Candidates are responsible for directly contacting the pianist and covering his/her fee.

Jury: The jury members have been selected according to the Musicians Union Agreement of the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra (Article 17). The President of the jury is the Artistic Director – Chief Conductor of the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra.

Applications: Applications should be sent electronically and must include:

  1. Completed Application Form
  2. Curriculum Vitae (to include degrees and diplomas obtained when and where and orchestral experience obtained when and where)

The application form and required auditions repertoire can be downloaded from the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra Website

Applications should be sent at with the indication CYSO EXTRA MUSICIANS AUDITIONS 2018, at the latest by Friday 15 December 2017 at 13:00. Overdue applications will not be considered.

For any clarifications please write at or call at 22 463144 or 22 463135.

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