Application - Vacancies

We are looking for students for the vacancies listed below. Please send your complete application by the stated deadline. Invitations to audition or rejections will be issued only after this date. Unfortunately, it is not possible to deal with enquiries before then. The prescribed works listed in the announcement and invitation are all to be prepared.

Once an audition date is set, it will be announced immediately on this page.



Two positions starting 1 September 2019
Audition: Friday, 17 May 2019, 10 am, Chamber Music Hall
Application deadline:
19 April 2019

A classic concerto, together with some other concerto or solo work from a different period, according to choice


A position starting 1 September 2019
Audition: Thursday,
30 May 2019, 10 am, Chamber Music Hall
Application deadline: 28 April 2019

W.A Mozart: Concerto No. 1  G major KV 313 or No. 2 D major KV 314
A. Vivaldi: Concerto C-major for Piccolo-Flute RV 443 (1st and 2nd movement)
E. Bozza: Images


A position starting 1 September 2019
Audition: Tuesday,
8 May 2019, 1 pm, Chamber Music Hall
Application Deadline: 28. April 2019
German system only

Required piece:
W. A. Mozart: Concerto A major KV 622
C. M.v. Weber: Concerto No 1 f minor op. 73 and Freischütz Ouverture
Orchestra excerpts:
L.v.Beethoven: Symphony No 6, F major
F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Scherzo


A position starting 1 September 2019
Audition: Friday, 1 February 2019, 10 a.m., Chamber Music Hall
Application deadline: 5 January 2019

W.A. Mozart: Concerto E flat major No. 3 KV 447 or No. 4 KV 495
R. Strauss: Concerto No. 1 E flat major op. 11
H. Neuling: Bagatelle
orchestral passages will be submitted to be sight-read


One position starting 1 September 2019
Audition: Friday, 1 March 2019, 10 am, Philharmonie
Application Deadline: 1 February 2019

Audition-Pieces (PDF)


One position starting on 1 September 2019
Monday, 25 March 2019, 3 pm, Hermann Wolff Room
Application Deadline:
24 February 2019
George Frideric Handel: Concerto in B flat major (any version)
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Sonata in G major
Louis Spohr: Phantasie
Gabriel Fauré Impromptu
Claude Debussy: Danse sacrée et danse profane
Paul Hindemith: Sonata
together with another work according to choice

Are you interested in a scholarship?


  • Graduate diploma from an institute of music, conservatory or equivalent (bachelor)
  • The maximum age for entry to the Academy is 27
  • Applicants under the age of 21 are requested to submit a letter of recommendation from their teacher or a member of the Berliner Philharmoniker which shows that they are already in the final stages of vocational preparation.
  • In the case of admission to the Karajan Academy, it is a requirement that scholarship holders maintain a continuous presence in Berlin.

Application documents:

  • Covering letter
  • Copy of the certificate
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Passport photo

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