Orchestra Academy


The orchestra academy opens the opportunity to selected young musicians to prepare under professional guidance to the high demands of a professional orchestra.

Docents from the Vienna Philharmonic instruct the participants during the intense practical engagement in orchestral playing and together work out the literature for further vocational training in the Symphonic Dialogue Orchestra.

The organisers bear the cost for travel, accommodation, meals and courses in the framework of the orchestra academy.

After the completion of the orchestral academy the future professional musicians will have the possibility to gain practical work experience during the performances of the Symphonic Dialogue Orchestra

Concerts 2016

  • 18th  September 2016    Novi Sad
  • 20th  September 2016    Osijek
  • 22nd September 2016    Zagreb
  • 24th  September 2016    Banja Luka
  • 26th  September 2016    Sarajevo
  • 28th  September 2016    Belgrade



To qualify for the participation in the orchestra, auditions will take place in May and June 2016 at the music academies in Belgrade, Sarajevo, Skopje, Split and Tirana. The dates will be announced in early April.

Musicians from 18 to 30 years who are citizens of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro or Serbia are eligible to apply. Candidates who are not themselves citizens of those countries, but whose parents have or had a corresponding citizenship are also entitled to participate.

To apply, please read the participation criteria carefully and create your personal account. There, you will find all the documents necessary for your application and the auditions for your instrument. You are free to choose the audition-place. However, you can only register for one city. Multiple registrations will be ignored.

Auditions will take place in all audition-places for the following instruments:

•  Violin  •  Viola  •  Cello  •  Double bass  •  Flute  •  Oboe  •  Clarinet  •  Bassoon  •  Horn  •  Trumpet  •  Trombone  •  Tuba