International auditions will be held on January 13, 2014.
Position to commence: September 2014.
The successful candidate may share section leadership responsibilities.
Candidates must have extensive experience performing on period instruments and excel in historical performance practice from the early baroque to romantic periods. It is expected that all candidates will use historically appropriate instruments and bows.
MUSIC DIRECTOR details
Deadline to submit application: September 30, 2013
“…one of the world’s top orchestras, exemplary in every way.” (Gramophone magazine)
Tafelmusik invites suggestions, referrals, and expressions of interest in the position of Music Director. Jeanne Lamon, its longtime Music Director, has announced her retirement in 2014.
Tafelmusik seeks a Music Director of international calibre who specializes in period performance and directs while playing: a first among equals working in a collaborative environment dedicated to the highest standards of musical excellence. Reporting to the Board of Directors and working closely with the Managing Director, the Music Director will have responsibility for artistic leadership, rehearsals, concert planning, education and artist training, touring, recording, and liaison with the staff, the public, donors and funders in publicity and fundraising activities.
The ideal candidate will be an original and innovative thinker who can bring new ideas to all aspects of Tafelmusik’s operations, while cherishing and building on its past achievements. The new Music Director will be a collaborative leader, gifted at programming, who will contribute to the artistic development of our musicians and audiences. A progressive approach to non-traditional programming and media platforms in order to engage emerging audiences would be welcomed, as well as expertise in balancing repertoire planning with economic realities.
It needs to be stressed that Tafelmusik is looking for a player-leader who will be able to communicate with eloquence and passion the vision and ambitions of Tafelmusik to all stakeholders, audiences and media. We prefer a candidate who will take up residence in Toronto.