Associate/ Assistant Concertmaster
Assistant Principal 2nd. Violin
Section Violin
Principal/ Section Viola
Associate Principal/ Assistant Principal Oboe
Principal Bassoon
Assistant Principal/ Section Horn
Associate Principal/ Assistant Principal Trumpet
Principal/ Associate Principal Percussion

Candidates Requirement:
1. The candidates shall meet the following basic conditions:
(1) Abide by the constitution, the laws and regulations of the People’s Republic of China;
(2) Uphold the leadership of the Communist Party of China and the socialist system;
(3) Have good political quality and moral character and strictly abide by professional ethics;
(4) Professional skills required to post conditions;
(5) Have good physical and psychological quality.

2. The candidates shall not have one of the following circumstances:
(1) The judicial procedure has not been concluded due to suspected crime;
(2) Being listed as the object of joint punishment for dishonesty according to law;
(3) Other circumstances not suitable for employment according to laws and regulations.

Application Requirement:
Interested applicants please complete the GSO Employment Application Form with all the electronic document including a recent photo, educational qualification, scholarship /award and the video link of your performance to The video should include at least two orchestra excerpts from the GSO website. Online application only.

The application deadline for this round is December 10, 2023, and the orchestra will announce the results of the tape audition before December 20. The live audition will be scheduled between January 4 and 6, 2024, due to the orchestra schedule.

Audition Location:Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra, No.1 Hai Shan Street, Er Sha Island, Guangzhou

Audition Requirements:
Candidates are required to prepare a repertoire of their choice with reference to the repertoire list officially announced and the orchestral excerpts from the Audition Repertoire list for their respective instruments (See details of the Audition List below).

Contact No.: Tel. 86-20-37583550(Monday to Friday 09:30-12:00, 14:30-17:00)

*Please download application form on GSO website: .
*Please kindly refer to audition updates on GSO website.
GSO Employment Application Form and Audition List download:Application Form


Associate / Assistant Concertmaster Dropbox
Assistant Principal 2nd. Violin Dropbox
Section Violin Dropbox
Principal / Section Viola Dropbox
Associate Principal / Assistant Principal Oboe Dropbox
Principal Bassoon Dropbox
Assistant Principal / Section Horn Dropbox
Associate Principal Assistant Principal  Trumpet Dropbox
Principal / Associate Principal Percussion Dropbox


Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra

Since its founding in 1957, the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra (GSO) has developed into one of China’s most artistically superb and vibrant orchestral institutions. It is the first and only Chinese symphony orchestra to have toured and performed on five continents, receiving acclaim as “one of China’s most prestigious music ensembles” (China Daily) and “China’s nexus of musical tradition and innovation” (Financial Times of London).

In September 2023, Huang Yi becomes GSO’s third Music Director, succeeding Long Yu, Chairman of the China Musicians Association’s League of China Orchestras, who was hailed by the New York Times as “the most powerful figure in China’s Western classical music scene.” In recognition of Yu at the helm of the GSO for two brilliant decades (2003–2023), the GSO bestowed the title of “Honorary Music Director for Life” to him as he continues to chair its artistic committee.

The GSO is also one of the first orchestras in China to institute a professional concert season, and 2023/2024 marks its 27th season. In July 1997, the GSO marked an important milestone, having restructured its organization. Beginning in May 1998, the orchestra introduced its first full “music season.” In October 1998, the orchestra received rave reviews and was lauded as a “shining star” at the inaugural Beijing Music Festival for its performance in the opera La Bohème. “It is heartening to see the GSO’s meteoric rise as an artistic force in southern China, joining the ranks of other distinguished orchestras in the country’s mainstream,” one Beijing critic reported. For many years, the GSO returned to the BMF annually.


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