National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) – Leader
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 Irelands’ nationally and internationally respected Symphony Orchestra. This will be a very exciting time to join the NSO as the redevelopment plan for the National Concert Hall has been described as both a ‘once-in-a-generation’ refurbishment, and the ‘largest development project ever undertaken on a national cultural institution’.
The arrival of The National Symphony Orchestra and Choirs (the National Symphony Chorus, Cór Linn (Youth Choir) and Cór na nÓg (Children’s Choir) to the National Concert Hall is very timely, as the comprehensive new development plan ushers in a new era. Together we can strengthen and broaden the artistic offering we provide the Irish public – our stakeholders. Physically and culturally the NSO and the NCH will provide a mirror in which to see Ireland’s creative spirit and to reflect it around the world.
The NSO performs a very exciting season of over seventy events per annum at the National Concert Hall in Dublin, which is located in the heart of beautiful Dublin city centre, 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
The Leader position, National Symphony Orchestra, leads the orchestra and the 1st violin section. The Leader must have excellent solo and orchestral playing abilities and will be responsible for maintaining the highest musical standards, always encouraging the orchestra to strive for excellence.
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, possessing excellent communication and interpersonal skills.