Nationale Opera & Ballet: Balletpianist – Accompanist

Nationale Opera & Ballet in Amsterdam is looking for a Balletpianist – Accompanist for 40 hours a week | Vacancy for a Paid Position, Fulltime | Deadline: 22-07-2021

With around 75 dancers in the main company and 12 dancers in the Junior Company, Dutch National Ballet (HNB) performs a wide repertoire of classical, modern and new ballet pieces. Together with Dutch National Opera, HNB is part of Dutch National Opera & Ballet. Both companies are among the top institutes in their fields, both nationally and internationally. This high level is partly achieved because everything for the performances, from wigs to large set pieces, is made in our own workshops. All in all, we are with around 600 employees.

Dutch National Ballet is looking for an experienced

Balletpianist – Accompanist

40 hours a week

The function
As a pianist of Dutch National Ballet you are accompanying ballet classes, workshops, studio rehearsals and occasionally performances. You work for the main company and for the Junior Company. You may also be asked to work during special events like auditions and presentations. Where necessary you will arrange existing repertoire for piano rehearsals.

In daily practice the pianist has a relationship with the balletmasters with whom he/she works with and also with other members of the music staff. He/she stands hierarchically under the Music Director of Dutch National Ballet.

Job requirements
We are seeking someone with a classical piano degree from a music conservatory who has at least five years of experience as a pianist of a professional ballet company. An ability to improvise within the classical music idiom is essential, coupled with strong skills and experience in the realization of the classical ballet repertoire in piano reductions. High quality performance skills are also desirable. The variety of repertoire, activities and schedules also call for someone who is flexible and has the capacity to accommodate a broad spectrum of different artistic aesthetics.

Our offer
We initially offer a contract for the duration of 12 months. Depending on age and experience, the salary is a minimum of € 2,718.00 and a maximum of € 3,810.00 gross per month for full-time employment. This amount excludes 8% holiday pay and a year-end bonus of € 400.

An audition will be part of the selection procedure.

Applicants can submit their letter of interest and curriculum vitae via the Apply-now Button. Please also include in your letter of interest a link to a film recording of a class or rehearsal you have accompanied. If a link is not possible, you can also send a DVD/USB stick to Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Waterlooplein 22, 1011 PG Amsterdam for the attention of Matthew Rowe.

Information and reactions
For further information you can contact Matthew Rowe, Music Director of Dutch National Ballet by e-mail:

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Acquisition as a result of this advertisement is not appreciated.

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