Admission and Educational Content

Applications are now being accepted for the following positions in the Orchestra Academy, commencing in the winter semester 2017/18:

  • Violin (2 positions)
  • Viola
  • Violoncello (2 positions)
  • Double Bass
  • Bassoon
  • French Horn
  • Trombone
  • Tuba

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 (starting December 23rd 2016)

Application deadline: February 20th 2017

Entrance auditions: 5th - 7th/ 10th - 13th / 18th of April 2017 
Age limit: 26 years (on 1st September 2017)