The Lyon national orchestra, Leonard Slatkin, musical director, is seeking to recruit a resident conductor for the 2012-2013 season.

The Lyon national orchestra, Leonard Slatkin, musical director, is seeking to recruit a resident conductor for the 2012-2013 season.

Responsabilities. The resident conductor will assist the musical director in preparing his concerts. The resident conductor will also be called upon to conduct the Lyon national orchestra for specific projects such as school concerts, youth concerts and Expresso concerts. Thge resident conductor will also conduct the Academy’s two youth orchestras throughout the season, suggest programmes, work with the musicians and work closely with the cultural and educational activities department.

Presence. The resident conductor will be present during all the weeks when the musical direcor is involved in activities. He or she will also be available during the 2012-2013 season to condcut the Junior orchestra from November 2012 to February 2013 ( Saturday afternoons and Sundays ) and during the All Saints’holiday ( and the following week ) to conduct the Youth orchestra. Other dates will be fixed later.

Profile. A graduate in orchestra direction from a higher education establishment, he or she must have a strong ability to relate to the musicians in the orchestra. The resident conductor will have a strong desire to pass on the knowledge of a professional musician and the ability to adapt to all musical and instrumental levels. An ability to speak French and English fluently is required and other languages will be a bonus.

The candidate must be available from 21 August 2012 to 30 June 2013.

Recruitment. The selection tests will be carried out in two stages.

Stage one : Short-list of applicants.

Stage two : Audition with the Lyon national orchestra.

Date : Wednesday 30 may 2012 from 1.30 pm

Venue : Maurice Ravel Auditorium, 84 rue de Bonnel, 69003 Lyon ( from the Part-Dieu railway station, walk through the shopping centre and gain access to the Auditorium )

Programme : W.A Mozart, Ouverture de la Flûte enchantée; J Brahms, Symphonie n°3 en Fa, Op 90 ( mvt 1); I Stravinsky, Petrouchka ( version 1947 ); C Debussy, Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune.

Applications. Applications ( curriculum vitae, cover letter, reference letters from conductors and/or orchestras, photo ) should be sent by e-mail only to

before 15 April 2012 ( strict deadline )

Please send any requests for further information to the same e-mail address.


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