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Principal Double Bass

One of Asia’s leading orchestras, the SSO provides artistic inspiration through its recordings with BIS, international tours, outreach and education, chamber music, and a 30 programme subscription series. The SSO currently performs at the world-renowned Esplanade Concert Hall and at its long term home, the Victoria Concert Hall.

The SSO invites applications from outstanding musicians for the following position:


Salary and Benefits

  • Salary will be commensurate with experience and abilities.  Annual remuneration starting from SGD 84,000 to SGD 99,960 (approx. USD 62,390 to USD 74,244) per annum.
  • Low personal income tax between 11.5% and 15% for a tax resident.
  • 52 paid weeks a year, including 6 weeks of paid annual leave in addition to statutory holidays and other leave benefits.
  •  Medical, dental, work injury compensation, travel insurance and instrument insurance benefits.
  • If you are not a Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident, you will be eligible for Contract Gratuity Scheme (an additional SGD 24,000), in place of the CPF (Central Provident Fund, a social security saving plan), when you complete successfully every 2 years of service.


Application and audition requirements:

  1. Applications must include:
    - A completed Applicant Information form.
    - A copy of your full resumé.
    - A video recording of audition excerpts
  2. Please submit your application form, upload your resume and video recordings here:
  3. Closing date for applications: 12th April 2019.
  4. Shortlisted applicants will be notified by Friday 26th April 2019.

  5. The application form and the audition repertoire can be downloaded here:​​​​​​
    Application Guidance - Principal Double Bass*
    - SSO Principal Double Bass 2019 – Audition Orchestral Excerpts*
    *updated 10 Feb 2019
  6. Successful applicants who are offered the position, and have accepted it, should commence work within a reasonable period of the offer.