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.


Vacancies:


Schlagzeug / Pauke

Two positions from January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2023
Audition:  December 6, 2021, 10:00, Philharmonie - Großer Saal

Application deadline: October 31, 2021
Maximum age on February 15, 2022: 27

Kleine Trommel:

Knauer: Etude in 6/8

Wagner: Nr.64/71/74

Ravel: Bolero

Rimskij-Korsakow: Scheherazade

Prokofiev: Peter und der Wolf

Xylophon:

Oswaldo Lacerda aus Suite für Xylophon und Klavier: „ Arrasta-pé“

Dmitri Schostakowitsch: „Der Bolzen“

Gershwin: Porgy and Bess

Glockenspiel:

Paul Dukas: Der Zauberlehrling

Alecander Glasunow: Violinkonzert

Tambourin:

Tambour-Ille

Pauke:

Prof. Franz Krüger: Etüde Nr. 45

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Kontrabass

Two positions from January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2023
Audition:  December 13, 2021, 10:00, Philharmonie - Kammermusiksaal

Application deadline: October 31, 2021
Maximum age on February 15, 2022: 27

Optional pieces

Deutsche Bogenhaltung

Ein Konzert der Wiener Klassik (1.Satz mit Kadenz und 2. Satz)

Ein romantisches Konzert

Orchestral excerpts

Ludwig van Beethoven: die bekannten Orchesterstellen aus der 3., 5. und 9. Symphonie

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Horn

Two positions from January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2023
Audition:  December 17, 2021, 10:00, Philharmonie - Kammermusiksaal

Application deadline: November 7, 2021
Maximum age on February 15, 2022: 27

Mandatory pieces

W.A. Mozart: Konzert in Es-Dur Nr. 3 KV 447 oder Nr. 4 KV 495

R. Strauss: Konzert Nr. 1 Es-Dur op. 11

H. Neuling: Bagatelle

Orchestral excerpts

Gegebenenfalls werden eine oder mehrere Orchesterstellen der gängigen Literatur vorgelegt

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Harfe

One position from September 1, 2022 - August 31, 2024
Audition:  March 2, 2022, 13:00, Philharmonie - Hermann-Wolff-Saal

Application deadline: January 16, 2022
Maximum age on February 15, 2022: 27

Mandatory pieces

Georg Friedrich Händel: Konzert in B-Dur (jede Version)

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Sonata in G-Dur

Louis Spohr: Phantasie

Gabriel Fauré: Impromptu

Claude Debussy: Danse sacrée et danse profane

Paul Hindemith: Sonata

Orchestral excerpts

Ein Stück nach freier Wahl

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Are you interested in a scholarship?

Requirements:

  • 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