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Section First Violin

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 60,000 to SGD 71,400 (approx. USD 43,965 to USD 52,318) 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.
  • Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents will receive monthly Central Provident Fund (CPF) payments based on prevailing contribution rate. Musicians on Employment Passes will receive a Contract Gratuity after every two years of service that they complete, in place of CPF. The Contract Gratuity is approximately SGD 20,000.


Application and audition requirements:

1.      Applications must include:

  • A completed Applicant Information form.
  • A copy of your full resumé.

2.      Closing date for applications: 23rd August 2019, 2359 Singapore Time (GMT+8).

3.      Shortlisted applicants will be notified by Friday 30th August 2019.

4.      The application form and the audition repertoire can be downloaded here: