The application consists of three parts:

  1. the application form
  2. a recording
  3. and a registration fee of 180 €

Wind and string players should send an own recording of at least 10 min. (classical concerts and / or excerpts from the usual audition repertoire). Timpanists and percussionists send a short CV and – if possible – a letter of reference.

String players applying for a section leader position, please indicate this in the registation form. All violinists please indicate preference for 1st or 2nd violin. Wind players may tell us which parts they prefer to play.

The registration fee of 180 € will be deducted from course fees upon acceptance. In case of non-acceptance it will be reimbursed immediately. All bank transfer costs must be covered by the applicant. In case of cancellation or withdrawal from participation, the registration fee can only be reimbursed if withdrawal is prior to the registration deadline (15 | 10 | 21). Registration is only valid when all three parts have been submitted.

Registration deadline has been extended for string instruments to November 10, 2022!!
All applicants will receive an answer by e-mail no later than 25 | 10 | 22. The course fees will be reduced if you register before the 15 | 09 | 22 (see below). All further information will be sent by email in November. Scores will also be available for download in November. The assignment of wind players will – as far as possible – be carried out according to the information and wishes provided on the registration form. A provisional list for the assignment of players will be sent to you. All final decisions are made by the lecturers in Berlin. We expect professional preparation from all participants.

Course fees are
• when registered before 15 | 09 | 22: 300 €*
• when registered after 15 | 09 | 22: 380 €*
• participants from Berlin or those who have own accommodation: 180 €
* (including registration fee)

The course fees include
• Full board accommodation at a student hostel in walking distance to the Philharmonie (multi-bed room)
• Attendance at the dress rehearsal of the New Year’s Eve concert of Berlin Philharmonic
• A recording of the concert at the Berlin Philharmonie (link for download, for non-commercial use only)

A limited number of scholarships are available from the German-Nordic Youth Philharmonic. These are reserved for participants with special financial needs. With this scholarship the course fees can be reduced to 180 €.

Please note that travel expenses cannot be covered.

The entire project will be documented by a professional photographer. For a moderate fee, the student can have private photographs made for his / her own use. Please refer to

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