Section Violin
Principal/ Associate Principal/ Section Double Bass
Principal Flute
Principal/ Assistant Principal Oboe
Principal Percussion
Section Harp

Application deadline: May 9, 2019

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 by May 9, 2019 to The video should include at least two orchestra excerpts from the GSO website. Online application only.

Audition date will be scheduled between June 5 and June 7, 2019. (GSO will notify potential candidates audition time via email and phone by May 15, 2019)

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


Section Violin Excerpts Dropbox
Principal/ Associate Principal/ Section Double Bass Excerpts Dropbox
Principal Flute Excerpts Dropbox
Principal/ Assistant Principal Oboe Excerpts Dropbox
Principal Percussion Excerpts Dropbox
Section Harp Excerpts Dropbox

Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra

Since its founding in 1957, the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra (GSO) has developed into one of China’s most artistically excellent 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).

Maestro Long Yu, Music Director since 2003, is a preeminent Chinese conductor with international renown. He also serves as Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the China Philharmonic Orchestra, Music Director of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Chairman of the Artistic Committee of the Beijing Music Festival and Co-Director of the Music in the Summer Air Festival (MISA) in Shanghai. Long Yu was appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the Hong Kong Philharmonic, beginning in the 2015/2016 season.

The GSO is also one of the first orchestras in China to institute a professional concert season. The 2018/2019 season marks the GSO’s 22nd season. In July 1997, the GSO marked an important milestone, having restructured its organization. Beginning in May 1998, the orchestra introduced a full “music season.” In October that year, 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 annually to the Beijing Music Festival.


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