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Home > Academy : Academy

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Academy

Academy Positions 2019 – 2021

The following instrumental sections will be accepting one academy student each for the course of study from September 1, 2019 through June 30, 2021. Applicants must be at least 18 years old. Preferable for acceptance in the academy is the completion of the first segment of their academic study (Bachelor). The upper age limit is 27 years.

Beginning on January 15, 2019, you will find listed below the required and optional solo repertoire as well as orchestral excerpts for the pre-selection process by way of video application.


Violin I & II

Required pieces:
W.A. Mozart: 1st Movement from the Concerto KV 218 or KV 219 with cadenza, plus a romantic concerto of your choice (1st Movement) - both with piano accompaniment

Orchestral Excerpts (all excerpts 1st Violin):

  • W.A. Mozart: 4th Movement from the Symphony in E-flat major KV 543 - beginning through bar 41
  • G. Mahler: Adagietto from the 5th Symphony - Figure 2 to 3
  • R. Strauss: Don Juan - 1st page


Required piece:
1st and 2nd Movement of a classical concerto including cadenzas (for example, Stamitz or Hoffmeister) - with piano accompaniment

Orchestral Excerpts:

  • R. Strauss: Don Juan - beginning until five bars before letter 'D'
  • A. Bruckner: 4th Symphony - letter 'C' until bar 83


Required piece:
J. Haydn: Concerto in D major, 1st Movement – with piano accompaniment

Orchestral Excerpts:

  • Two orchestral excerpts of your choice – one melodic and one technical passage

Contrabass (German bowing)

Required piece: A solo piece of your choice (with piano accompaniment)

Orchestral Excerpts:

  • G. Verdi: Otello - 4th Act
  • W.A. Mozart: Symphony No. 40 in G minor, 1st Movement - Development
  • L. v. Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, 4th Movement – Recitativ through bar 90


Required piece:
W.A. Mozart: Flute Concerto in G major KV 313, 1st Movement, Exposition – with piano accompaniment

Orchestral Excerpts:

  • J. Brahms: Symphony No. 4, 4th Movement – from figure 93
  • R. Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier, 1st Act – cadenza of the flutist
  • P. Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis – Solo Andantino

Oboe/English Horn (Wiener System)

Required piece: W. A. Mozart: Oboe Concerto in C major, KV 314, 1st Movement, Exposition (with piano accompaniment)

Orchestral Excerpts:

  • J. Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major – 2nd Movement
  • G. Rossini: La scala di seta – Overture
  • A. Dvorák: Symphonie No. 9 – 2nd Movement
  • M. de Falla: El sombrero de tres picos – Danza del molinero (Dance of the Miller)

Clarinet (Deutsches Klarinettensystem)

Required piece:
W.A. Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A major, KV 622, 1st Movement, Exposition and 2nd Movement, beginning – with piano accompaniment

Orchestral Excerpt:

  • D. Shostakovich: Symphonie No. 9 – 3rd Movement

both performed on the A-Clarinet

Bassoon (Nebeninstrument Kontrafagott erwünscht)

Required piece:
W.A. Mozart: Bassoon Concerto in B-flat major, KV 191, 1st and 2nd Movement, each until the reprise – with piano accompaniment

no orchestral excerpts

Wiener Horn

Required piece:
R. Strauss: Horn Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major, op. 11 – with piano accommpaniment

no orchestral excerpts

Trumpet (Rotary valves)

Required piece:
J. Haydn: Trumpet Concerto in E-flat major – 1st Movement until the recapitulation and cadenza, performed on a B-flat Trumpet with rotary valves – with piano accompaniment

Orchestral Excerpts:
L. v. Beethoven: Signal from the Overture to Leonore No. 2 and No. 3

Tenor Trombone

Required piece:
F. David: Concertino for Trombone in E-flat major, op. 4, 1st Movement – with piano maccompaniment

Orchestral Excerpts:

  • W.A. Mozart: Requiem (Tuba mirum)
  • R. Wagner: Ride of the Valkyries (passage in minor and major)



Interested musicians who on August 31, 2019, have completed their 18th year but not yet their 28th year are invited to submit their applications using the form found on this page below. 

In addition to your personal data, the following documents must be submitted:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Photograph
  • Proof of Study (in the case of a completed bachelor) 
  • Video Application (The video application contains your interpretations of the required solo repertoire and orchestral excerpts in un-cut and un-edited form.)


Academy students will receive a monthly stipend in the net amount of €1000. In addition, they will receive a monthly living allowance of €200, as well as the coverage of the cost of a year's pass for the Vienna Public Transportation System in the amount of €365.
For participation on Vienna Philharmonic concert tours, a daily allowance will be paid. 
All additional academy program components are available to academy students free of charge.



(Subject to modifications)

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