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Cirque du Soleil is Urgently Seeking a Guitar/Mandolin/Accordion Player for 2017 Arena Tour

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

14910506_10154071584111705_5590570591854646485_nCirque du Soleil has put out an urgent casting call for a multi-instrumentalist (guitar-mandolin-accordion player) to be part of an arena show touring in North America in 2017.

Duration of contract: one year starting May 2017, with an annual renewal option.


– Aged 18 years or above;

– Excellent technical skills on acoustic, classic and electric guitar;

– Good technical skills on accordion and mandolin;

– Excellent level of interpretation of music styles such as klezmer, tango, flamenco, pop and other world music;

– Ability to perform improvised solos on guitar and accordion.


– Good understanding of English or French;

– Solid and varied stage experience;

– Good physical shape;

– Extensive musical vocabulary;

– Experience with in-ear monitors a strong asset;

– No fear of heights;

– Ability to work in a constantly evolving context and environment;

– Valid passport.

If you meet the requirements above, please submit your application, including:

1. Your resumé;

2. Two photos (one headshot and one full-body shot);

3. Video excerpts of the following elements:

– a one-minute presentation to the camera: tell us your name, general background and the reasons for your interest in joining Cirque du Soleil;

– recent footage of an actual performance or rehearsal, in which we can see you performing on guitars and accordion;

– video recording of the Corteo ‘s guitar, mandolin and accordion specific audition kit, use this link to access the kit:



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