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.

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.

Application documents:

Applications should be only sent by post, fax or email

Sent by post or fax:
Orchester-Akademie
der Berliner Philharmoniker
Herbert-von-Karajan-Straße 1, 10785 Berlin
Germany
Fax +49 (0)30 254 88-289

Sent by email:
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Electronic applications should only be submitted as pdf- or jpg-file and must not exceed the size of 1MB!

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Vacancies:

Double Bass

A position starting 1 September 2017
Audition: Monday, 24 April 2017, 2.30 pm, Philharmonie
Application Deadline: 24 March 2017

A classical concert (1st movement with cadenza and 2nd movement)
A romantic concert
Ludwig van Beethoven: the well-known orchestral excerpts from the 3rd, 5th and 9 Symphony


Oboe

A position starting 1 September 2017
Audition: Tuesday,
23 Mai 2017, 1 pm, Philharmonie
Application Deadline: 22 April 2017

The Mozart concerto, together with some other concerto or solo work from a different period, according to choice.


Clarinet

A position starting 1 September 2017
Audition: Friday, 23 June 2017, 2 pm
, Philharmonie
Application Deadline: 19 May 2017
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


Bassoon

A position starting 1  September 2017
Audition: Fryday,  16 June 2017, 1 pm, Chamber Music Hall
Application deadline: 13 May 2017
The Mozart-Concerto, together with some other concerto or solo work from a different period, according to choice.


Horn

A position starting 1 September 2017
Audition: Tuesday,
2 May 2017, 1 am, Chamber Music Hall
Application deadline: 
10 April 2017
Mozart's Third or Fourth Horn Concerto, together with either Strauss's First Horn Concerto or Hermann Neuling's Bagatelle; orchestral passages will be submitted to be sight-read.


Trumpet

A position starting 1 September 2017
Audition: Thursday,
11 May 2017, 1 pm, Philharmonie
Application Deadline: 8 April 2017
Rotary Valve Trumpets
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


Trombone

A position starting 1 September 2017
Audition: Wednesday, 26 April 2017, 1 pm, Philharmonie
Application Deadline: 24 March 2017

Ferdinand David: Concertino in E flat major op. 4.
If necessary, one or more orchestral passages from the mainstream repertory will be submitted.


Drums

One position starting 1 September, 2017
Audition: Thursday, 6 June 2017, 1 pm, Philharmonie
Application Deadline: 6 May 2017

Audition-Pieces (PDF)


Huberman Scholarship

The Huberman Scholarship is a special scholarship of the Orchestra Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker for young Israeli musicians. The same selection criteria apply for Huberman scholarship students as for all other Academy students. Young musicians under the age of 27 who are graduates of an institute of music, conservatory or equivalent and who hold Israeli citizenship are eligible to apply for a Huberman scholarship for one of the vacancies in the Orchestra Academy.

Under the patronage of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the Huberman scholarship was set up in 2008 in memory of the Polish-Jewish violinist Bronislaw Huberman (1882-1947). In keeping with its namesake, the aim of the scholarship is to contribute to better German-Israeli understanding on an artistic and personal level.

Interested parties should submit their applications to the Orchestra Academy under the heading “Huberman”.