Orchestra Academy

Kurt-Sanderling-Academy Foundation of the Konzerthaus Orchestra Berlin

Playing music together means learning from one another. This motto is especially true in the Orchestra Academy, where talented young musicians from all over the world come together to play music with orchestral musicians in an ensemble. The idea behind the Konzerthaus Berlin Orchestra Academy goes even further. The young musicians receive a scholarship for up to two years. During this time, an orchestral colleague assists the young musician as a mentor, providing lessons and an introduction to the musical tradition of the Konzerthausorchester.

Academy students are able to implement everthing they learn in their daily orchestral life. They are not only involved in rehearsals and performances, but also participate in concert tours and film shoots, help organise junior and sponsorship projects, and join in when the Konzerthausorchester captivates audiences outside the concert hall at special events such as “Conduct me!”.

Vacant positions are published as they occur. There are currently eleven Academy musicians in the orchestra, who are coordinated by the orchestral office and Felix Korinth, violist in the Konzerthausorchester, on an honorary basis. Operationally, the Orchestra Academy is mainly supported by the Ardian Foundation and Zukunft Konzerthaus e.V.


If you are interested in a scholarship to the Academy, you can apply via the muv.ac platform. The vacancies are announced there three months in advance.