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 starting 1 January 2020
Audition: Monday,
9 December 2019, 10 am, Philharmonie
Application Deadline:
4 November 2019
The Haydn-Concerto D major (1st and 2nd movement), together with some other work according to choice (a romantic concert is recommended)


A position starting from now
Audition: Tuesday,
1 October 2019, 1 pm, Chamber Music Hall
Application deadline: 28 April 2019

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


A position starting 1 February 2020
Audition: Montag, 4 November 2019, 14 Uhr, Hermann-Wolff-Saal

Application Deadline: 29 September 2019
German system only

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


Two positions starting 1 March and 1 April 2020
Audition: Friday,
10 January 2020, 10 am, Philharmonie
Application Deadline: 6 December 2019
Rotary Valve Trumpets

Required piece:
Haydn: Trumpet Concerto in E flat major 
Orchestral excerpts:
Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium (No. 8, Piston Valve System possible)
Fanfares from Beethoven’s Leonore-Overtures Nos. 2 and 3 and from Bizet’s Carmen
Donizetti: Don Pasquale
Wagner: Prelude to Parsifal
Mahler: Symphony No. 5
Strauss: Ein Heldenleben (Fanfares 1st Trumpet)
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
Stravinsky: Petrushka


One position starting 1 December 2019
Audition: Friday, 4 October 2019, 9 am, Chamber Music Hall
Application deadline: 31 August 2019

Ralph Vaughn Williams' Tuba-Concerto and orchestral excerpts for bass tuba in F and contrabass tuba in B-flat


One position starting from now
Audition: Monday, 30 September 2019, 10 am, Philharmonie
Application Deadline: 18 August 2019

Audition-Pieces (PDF)

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

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