Preliminary video round: deadline 24 July 2022
Notification of preliminary round results: 29 July 2022
Live audition (by invitation): 21 August 2022 and 22 August 2022 (orchestral round)

This is a permanent, full-time position preferably with a start date in January 2023, however, the employment date will be mutually agreed upon based on the availability of the winning candidate.

Preliminary Video Round (deadline 24 July 2022): 

Candidates are asked to submit an unedited video recording (video may be stopped and then restarted between works) of the following, to be performed on oboe: 

  • One fast and one slow movement of a baroque or classical work (must be accompanied) 
  • One short modern work (accompanied or unaccompanied, here a modern etude is also acceptable and extended techniques welcome)

Live Audition (21 August):

Should you be invited, you are asked to prepare the following on oboe:

  • Mozart Concerto in C, KV 314, 1st and 2nd movements WITH cadenzas
  • Excerpts: You may access the excerpts for both days here:

The Norwegian Wind Ensemble will have a pianist available for the live audition, but you are welcome to bring your own.

Sunday, 21 August 2022 from 10.00: Kirkeparken Upper Secondary School Dronningens gate 22 1530 Moss https://goo.gl/maps/nW8Znch2iPdF6CS9A

Orchestral Round (22 August):

Study scores: You may access study scores for the Orchestral Round here.

Monday, 22 August 2022 from 17.00: Brygga Kultursal Tollbugata 4 1767 Halden https://g.page/brygga-kultursal-halden?share

To apply:

Please fill out the following form and upload your video there (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. It can be an unlisted link):


Please email any questions you may have to ce@dnbe.no.

Other information:

The ensemble owns English horns and oboe d’amore instruments. 

The jury will take into consideration that everyone has access to varying recording equipment. The Norwegian Wind Ensemble plays A=442


The Norwegian Wind Ensemble dates back to 1734 and is one of the oldest ensembles in Norway. As the oldest cultural institution of any kind with an unbroken history, the ensemble is an important part of Norwegian cultural history. The ensemble, made up of 24 musicians, performs across different musical genres. Based in Halden, a town south of Oslo, the ensemble produces and performs between 60 and 80 concerts each year.

The Norwegian Wind Ensemble maintains two particular areas of commitment: historical music and real time music.  The group has found a way to define and present their own sound for music from the Renaissance to the Baroque, and up to the First Viennese School. They combine modern woodwinds with original brass instruments, which breathes new life into familiar works from these periods.  The ensemble’s uniqueness has resulted in a recording of Händel’s Messiah with the BBC Singers.

The ensemble’s other focus is real time music. This is improvisation based on classical references – created and played in the moment. During the last years the ensemble has performed over twenty real time concerts with pianist Michael Wollny, in both Norway and Germany, and as of fall 2019 he is the ensemble’s Artist-in-Residence. In collaboration with Professor Geir Lysne, the ensemble has worked purposefully to develop collective knowledge and individual skills. In addition to historical and real time music, the ensemble presents other productions each year, ranging from Christmas concerts to Frank Zappa tributes, and family shows with local children and youth. 

The Norwegian Wind Ensemble has also released a number of CD recordings and videosSketches of Spain, under the leadership of Maria Schneider has received many favorable reviews. They have also released recordings of the music of Oscar Borg, Norway’s own march king, in addition to Hermeto’s Universe, in collaboration with composer Steffen Schorn on the music of Hermeto Pascoal. Both audiences and the Zappa family alike have embraced the ensemble’s recording, The Brass from Utopia – A Frank Zappa Tribute. The ensemble’s most recent release in 2022 is an album of Beethoven and Haydn works, together with pianist Christian Ihle Hadland and conductor Eivind Aadland.


Halden is an idyllic small town nestled up by the Iddefjord, just on the border of Sweden. Cobblestone streets, cozy shops and restaurants, river promenades, and a charming guest harbor – the atmosphere in Halden in Eastern Norway is warm and relaxed.