2023 Recruitment


Guiyang Symphony Orchestra Audition

Guiyang, famous as “The Summer Capital of China”, is the capital city of Guizhou Province and is known for its cooling weather and beautiful nature scenery landscape. Enjoying great fame and popularity, Guiyang Symphony Orchestra is the cultural art symbol of the city Guiyang, now has ranked as one of the best orchestra in China. At the beginning of 9th season, sharing the same common view, a world widely renowned conductor Maestro Zhang Guoyong was warmly and honorably appointed as the new Music Director of Guiyang Symphony Orchestra on the basis of mutual agreement.

Orchestra will be holding another audition in 2022. We warmly welcome your application and looking forward for you to join our family in this musical journey on which hopes exactly being the one to your music dreams. Thank you. 

The GYSO invites applications for the following positions


Bassoonassociate principal


- Horn, principal

- Trumpet, principal

- Trombone, principal

- Timpani, principal

Violin, tutti  

- Viola, tutti

- Cellotutti 

- Horn, tutti 

Flute, tutti 


Audition Repertoire:

Concerto one movement + cadenza+ excerpts

Download:  Violin, tutti Viola, tutti - Cello, tutti - Double Bass, tutti  - Flute, tutti - Flute, associate principal - Flute, principal - Clarinet, tutti (principal)   - Bassoon, (associate) principal - Oboe, tutti(with english horn) - Horn, tutti  - Horn,principal - Trumpet,principal - Trombone, principal -Bass Trombone, tutti - Timpani, principal Percussion


Clarinet, tutti  position please prepare for the Clarinet part and the Bass Clarinet part


Sectional Principal (Monthly) ≥RMB 15,000(pre-tax) 

Sectional Associate Principal (Monthly) ≥RMB 12,000(pre-tax) 

Sectional player (Monthly) ≥RMB 10,000(pre-tax) 

**A twelve-month salary a year, commercial concerts allowance and the year·end bonus will pay as an extra

The Orchestra will provide the following for all contracted musicians:

Holiday:paid annual vacation around the Chinese Lunar New Year(about 30 days) and public holidays 

Accommodation : single room residency for those who are not from Guiyang

Insurance: local social insurance,including medical, employment related injury

Transportation: free shuttle bus between orchestra and apartment on work days

 Travel reimbursement: the orchestra will reimburse a oneway economyclass ticket (capped at RMB5000)to coming Guiyang,for the first contracted period

Working Hours:

Five days a week
Maximum working hours per week : 25
Paid annual vacation around the Chinese Lunar New Year(about 45 days) and public holidays 


Principal:professional music education is required; aged between 20 to 45 good performing skills and experiences with professional orchestras are required; good understanding of standard symphonic music repertoire; ability to rehearse and communicate in English ; regardless of nationality and gender.
Section player:professional music education is required; aged between 20 to 45; basic performing skills and experiences with orchestras; ability to rehearse and communicate in English; regardless of nationality and gender.

Application Procedures:

1. Fill in and submit the application form
2.Please send your scanned copies of passport, graduation certificates, diplomas, a photo (with blue background, 4.8cm*3.3cm) and a playing recording DVD or recording link to job@gyso.cn which should be titled with applying position and applicants name. or you can also Express to HR Department of Guiyang Symphony Orchestra, Guiyang Grand Theatre, #265 Shinan Rd. Nanming, Guiyang, China   550003
3. The orchestra will send applicants the audition information after the application has been verified and accepted.

Please be advised that application materials will not be returned.

Audition Place & Date:    

Date: 2023.3.14

Place: Guiyang