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.



One position Duration/Start: 1. September 2022 - 31. August 2024
Audition:  June 24, 2022,  15 p.m, Philharmonie
Application deadline: May 29, 2022
Maximum age on August 31, 2022: 27

Mandatory pieces:
Ferdinand David: Concertino Es-Dur op. 4

Optional pieces:
Wahlstück / Orchesterstellen nach Wahl für Bassposaune

Orchestral excerpts:
rchesterstellen der gängigen Literatur

Video(s) are required for pre-selection purposes (details below).

Ausschnitte nach Wahl: Ferdinand David: Concertino Es-Dur op. 4
Wahlstück / Orchesterstellen nach Wahl für Bassposaune

Die Videos dürfen weder Bild- noch Tonschnitte aufweisen.

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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:

  • Copy of the certificate
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Photo