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:

Viola

Two positions starting 1 September 2019
Audition: Friday, 17 May 2019, 10 am, Chamber Music Hall
Application deadline:
19 April 2019

A classic concerto, together with some other concerto or solo work from a different period, according to choice


Double Bass

A position starting 1 September 2019
Audition: Tuesday, 11 June 2019, 2.30 pm, Hermann Wolff Room
Application Deadline: 10 May 2019

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


Flute

A position starting 1 September 2019
Audition: Thursday,
30 May 2019, 10 am, Chamber Music Hall
Application deadline: 28 April 2019

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


Oboe

A position starting 1 September 2019
Audition: Wednesday, 22 May 2019, 12.45 am, Hermann Wolff Room
Application Deadline: 24 April 2019

W. A. Mozart: Concerto C major KV 314
together with some other concerto or solo work from a different period, according to choice.


Clarinet

A position starting 1 September 2019
Audition: Tuesday,
28 May 2019, 1 pm, Chamber Music Hall
Application Deadline: 28. April 2019
German system only

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


Bassoon

One position, starting 1 September 2019
Audition: Thursday,  13 June 2019, 2 pm, Philharmonie
Application deadline: 12 May 2019
First round:
W.A Mozart: Concerto B flat major KV 191
Second round:
Camille Saint-Saëns: Sonata op. 168
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Sonata Wq 132 / H 562 transcribed for Solo Bassoon (D minor or C minor) 



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

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