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Trumpet, Violin II and Piano

The London Sinfonietta is looking to recruit three Principal player positions: Trumpet, Violin II and Piano.

We are looking for players with a core virtuosity and orchestral musicianship who excel in the diverse fields of contemporary classical music and who have a willingness and talent for undertaking extended and experimental techniques and a curiosity to explore the aesthetics surrounding contemporary composition. Each member of the ensemble is asked to perform in a wide range of settings including full orchestra, small conducted ensemble, un-conducted chamber group and solo works.

At this time, we actively encourage people from diverse backgrounds to join our organisation and we encourage applications from people that are currently underrepresented in the orchestral sector.

About the organisation
The London Sinfonietta is one of the world’s leading contemporary classical ensembles. Formed in 1968, our commitment to making new music has seen us commission 400 works and premiere hundreds more. Our ethos is to commission and perform music from the best composers living today. Resident at Southbank Centre and Artistic Associate at Kings Place, and with a busy touring schedule across the UK and abroad, our core Principal Players represent some of the best musicians in the world. Across our history, we have worked with many of the greatest living creators and interpreters of new music. We regularly collaborate with other musicians, artists and contemporary art forms which helps us reach a wider audience. The organisation is committed to involving the public in its work – it is renowned for its education & community programme, which has evolved over the past 35 years. The London Sinfonietta ensemble consists of eighteen Principal Players and will expand or contract in size depending on the repertoire.

How to apply
To apply for this position please send a CV and a short application letter to by midday on Monday 13th May 2019. Please also complete and return our Equality and Diversity Monitoring form available to download below

Your application letter should outline your relevant experience and qualities and your reasons for wanting to join the London Sinfonietta. Selected candidates will be invited to audition for the role and shortlisted candidates will be invited to trial with the ensemble. We anticipate that auditions will take place in JuneJuly 2019.  

If you have any queries, please contact Natalie Marchant, Concerts and Projects Manager on 020 7239 9340.

Download the role description (Trumpet)


Download the role description (Second Violin)


Download the role description (Piano)


Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form


Trustee/ Council Members

London Sinfonietta is recruiting to its Board of Trustees, the London Sinfonietta Council.

The London Sinfonietta’s mission is to make new music to inspire and engage a world-wide audience.

The Council is the principal leadership body for the charity ensuring strategic and operational decisions are congruent with the mission and objectives of the organisation and are operated within the laws and regulations that govern. Artistic and Operational strategy and decisions are delegated to the Management Team of thirteen led by Chief Executive & Artistic Director Andrew Burke. Development and Finance Working Groups jointly formed by members of both Council and Staff report back to the Council itself. London Sinfonietta is seeking new trustees to join the Council as it moves beyond its 50th anniversary and embarks on the next stages of its development.

General scope of role
- Policy and strategic planning
- Fundraising and advocacy
- Legal and Financial
- Employment and Personnel

Specific skill sets
In this round of recruitment we are specifically seeking expertise in the areas of:

  • Audience Development & Fundraising
  • Education & Community Engagement
  • Finance and Fundraising

We always welcome interest from candidates with other professional skill sets.Candidates are welcomed from a diverse range of backgrounds as we seek to broaden and enhance the experience and support of the Council.

- Attendance at regular Council meetings (4 meetings per year)
- Involvement in working group meetings, as agreed in addition.
- Attendance at performances by the ensemble as well as any other key events such as fundraising events.
- Advice and support to senior management staff by phone or e-mail if required.

How to apply
Please send your CV and application letter by post to:

Andrew Burke, Chief Executive & Artistic Director – London Sinfonietta, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG

Or by e-mail to:

This is a ongoing recruitment process which will continue through 2019 until places on the Council are full  

Download the Application Pack

LS Council Member Application Pack.pdf

Download the Equal Opportunities Form


We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff, and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.