Admission and Educational Content

Applications are now being accepted for the following positions in the Orchestra Academy, commencing in the winter semester 2018/19:

  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Flute
  • Clarinet
  • Trumpet
  • Harp
  • Percussion
  • Piano

Content of the two-year course of study

  • Extensive orchestral experience acquired by approx. 15 services per month with the Gewandhausorchester (in the Gewandhaus zu Leipzig, the Oper Leipzig and the Thomaskirche)
  • Monthly bursary of €800
  • Individual tuition by members of the Gewandhausorchester
  • Regular chamber music Performances
  • Mock auditions
  • Training in stress management, stage performance, mediation etc.
  • Workshops with soloists and conductors

Please submit your application via (expected to start December 2017)

Application deadline: will be announced later

Entrance auditions: April 3., 6., 9., 10., 16.-18. 2018 
Age limit: 26 years (on 1st September 2018)