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.



A position starting at the earliest possible date
Audition: Wednesday, 25 August 2021, 2 pm, Main Audience

Application Deadline: 31 July 2021
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


One position at the earliest possible date
Audition: Monday, 11 October 2021, 9 am, Philharmonie
Application deadline: 31 August 2021

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

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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