The application consists of three parts:
  • the application form on this website
  • a recording (see below)
  • and a registration fee of 180 € (see below)

For the application we need a significant self-recording (audio or video) of at least 10 minutes, Timpani/percussion only: a short curriculum vitae with details of previous orchestral experience is sufficient. All recordings should contain excerpts from classical concerts and, if possible, from “Till Eulenspiegel”. Woodwind players may be guided by the following repertoire  wishes for the recordings:

Flute: Mozart concertos, Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Till Eulenspiegel

Piccolo: Magic Flute, Vivaldi concerto, Rossini Semiramis

Oboe: Rossini Silken Ladder, Mozart concerto

Clarinet: Till Eulenspiegel, Mozart concerto, Beethoven 6th symphony

Bassoon: Mozart concerto, Haydn symphonies 88 (II) and 90 (IV)

All wind players are welcome to state their preferences for the division of parts when registering as well whether they prefer Kähler’s premiere or Sibelius‘ symphony alongside Till Eulenspiegel (see above).

All violins please indicate whether they prefer first or second violin.

String players who wish to apply for a section leader position are asked to indicate this on their application.

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 | 23).

Registration is only valid when all three parts of the application (see above) have been submitted.

Registration deadline is 15 | 10 | 23.

All applicants will receive an answer by e-mail no later than 25 | 10 | 23. The course fees will be reduced if you register before the 25 | 09 | 23 (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 | 23: 300 €*
  • when registered after 15 | 09 | 23: 380 €*
  • participants from Berlin or those who have own accommodation: 180 €

* (including registration fee)

Young refugee musicians from Ukraine may participate free of charge. Please provide refugee status documentation.

The course fees include
  • Full board and 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 apply for   a scholarship at the time of registration.

Please note that travel expenses cannot be covered.

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