2024 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 2024. 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

- Flute, principal


- Horn, principal

- Trumpet, principal

- Harp, principal

Violin, tutti  

- Viola, tutti

- Cellotutti 

- Percussiontutti 

Audition Repertoire:

Concerto one movement + cadenza+ excerpts

Download:  Flute, principal - Bassoon,principal - Horn,principal - Trumpet,principal - Harp, Principal - Violin, tutti Viola, tutti - Cello, tutti - Percussion, tutti


1、Salary Structure: Monthly salary + Extra salary

2、Monthly salary :

-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) 

-Fresh graduates player: Negotiable

3、Extra salary

(1) Year-end Bonus: The orchestra will calculate and pay the bonus at the end of the year according to the position and comprehensive performance of the players in service. One month's salary will be the calculation and payment standard.

(2) Box office Share: Every quarter, according to the concerts box office income and the relevant qualified standards, the players will enjoy the box office share reward.

(3) Commercial Concerts Allowance: It will be paid according to the actual situation of monthly commercial performances.

(4) Annuity Bonus: The amount of annuity will be granted to the player according to his/her contribution to the GYSO Music School and GYSO Youth Orchestra and his/her years of service, and he/she will enjoy the bonus brought by the annuity every year.

※ A twelve-month salary a year.

※ If the above all orchestra policies and regulations are met, the player's total annual salary (monthly salary + extra salary) will appreciably lead to higher wages.

※Guiyang Symphony Orchestra owns the authority for the interpretation.

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.

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