Friday, 31 July 2015

The Greek National Opera hereby announces an audition to engage accompanist piano player

The Greek National Opera hereby announces an audition to engage one (1) accompanist piano player to meet the Greek National Opera’s artistic needs, for the artistic season 2015 – 2016, and with basic priority the needs of the Greek National Opera’s Ballet Company.

The audition will be held at the Greek National Opera’s Ballet Studio (16, Archimidous St., Kallithea GR-177 78) on Thursday 17th September at 10:30 a.m.

Terms and conditions of participation:

  • Candidates must be qualified either with a piano degree or a piano diploma issued by the State Conservatory or other Conservatory recognized by the Greek State or by the Greek Universities offering qualification in piano or by higher schools offering qualification in piano in a Member State of the European Union or issued by a University offering qualification in piano outside the European Union, whose qualification is recognized by the National Academic Recognition Information Centre (DOATAP, formerly the Greek Inter-University Centre for the Recognition of Foreign Degrees ( former DIKATSA).
  • Excellent knowledge of the Greek language and very good knowledge of the English language, demonstrated by submitting the relevant certificates.

Also candidates with the following qualifications will be favorably taken into account

  • Having professional experience as an accompanist pianist in the ballet repertory
  • Proof of having taken part in concerts.

The candidates will be examined in the following:

    1. S. Prokofiev: “ Romeo and Juliet” – Ballet version transcription, Klavierauszug (Editions Sikorski Nr. 2176):
          a) No 10 Juliet – The young lady (pages. 26-29).
          b) Νο 12 Masks (pages. 34-36).
    2. The pianist will be asked to accompany the ballet class under the direction of the ballet teacher.

The candidates interested in applying for the position should fill-in and submit the given application, by Monday 14th September 2015, at 14.00 hours ( Greek time ) to the offices of the Greek National Opera, and in particular to the GNO’s Protocol Office in the administration building ( 39, Panepistimiou St, 3rd floor, Athens GR-10564 from 08.00 to 14.00 hours from Monday to Friday (tel. 210 3711200).Similarly, for the online applications, please ensure that all documentation is sent out no later than Monday 14th September 2015, at 14.00 hours (Greek time) to the following address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please note that the application deadline will be strictly observed. It is your responsibility to make certain that all required materials reach the Protocol office by the given deadline.

In addition to their application form, which can be obtained from the GNO’s Protocol Office or online from the website, the candidates should also provide the following:

  1. A detailed CV with photograph
  2. Qualifications (original diplomas, documents or copies attested by the competent authority).
  3. Proof of professional experience of the candidate.

For download the application click here.

For information : GNO Protocol, Tel. 210 3711200

All candidates should be at the ballet studio half an hour before the beginning of the audition.