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.



Audition: Monday, 8 March 2021, 10 am, Main Hall
Application Deadline: 7 February 2021
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

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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